Japanese Polka Dot Omelets Are the Cutest Way to Cook Eggs
There are lots of ways to make an omelet in Japanese cuisine, but these Japanese polka dot omelets might be the cutest way to do it. These polka dot omelets are basically a regular yellow omelet—except for the bright white spots that make it look like you've magically reversed the egg whites and yolks. In Japanese cooking, this thin style of omelet is usually served over a bed of rice, which is why this specific style of egg is referred to as polka dot omurice. If you want to make this adorable Japanese breakfast, you're in luck, because it turns out that it's really easy to learn how to make a polka dot omelet at home.
It might look like making a polka dot omelet requires a lot of skill, but really, all you need to be able to do is separate eggs, flip an omelet, and use a miniature cookie cutter. According to a post on the Japanese cooking site Cookpad, you start by separating egg whites from the yolks. Then whisk up the yolks, and in a hot skillet, make a thin yellow omelet. Once the yolks-only omelet is firm, remove from the pan, and transfer to a cutting board, where you'll cut out the circles using a little cookie cutter. Put the yellow egg sheet back on the hot pan, and pour the whisked egg whites into the empty holes. Let the whole thing cook, and when you flip it over, you'll have a polka dot omelet to impress your family and any guests.
It's fairly easy to find ways to use this polka dot omelet. It can be incorporated into a regular bento box, albeit an extraordinarily cute bento box or dressed up with ketchup.
You can make elaborate scenes with your polka dot omelets, even tucking a little bear made of rice balls in for a nap (before it gets devoured).
The polka dot omelet is an impressive addition to any brunch.
You don't even have to stick with standard, round polka dots if you don't want to! Feel free to swap out the little circular cutter for a different shape, like these stars.
But really, nothing is going to beat the cuteness of the eggy, polka dotted original.