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Master the French Omelet the Julia Child Way

It’s the swirl, jerk, flip method

My first attempt at Julia Child’s 20-second French omelet. Photos: Sara Cagle

This time last year, we were making omelets in Julia Child’s kitchen.

“Swirl, jerk, flip!” we chanted the three steps of Child’s 20-second omelet technique, inhaling the aroma of melting butter in the kitchen of the cook’s former Provençal vacation home.

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Sara Cagle

Sara Cagle

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Freelance food and travel writer. Living in LA and usually thinking about Italy. Work at saracagle.com and food pics @caglecooks