What does ‘Omelette du Fromage’ mean?
this should be obvious but, the word Omelette still means Omelette .. even if you say Du or Au or anything else after it. and Fromage still means cheese no matter what other words you put around it.
Omelette Du Fromage still means “Omelette“ .. “Cheese”. du Fromage just means “cheese”. it’s a singular form, so it more specifically means “that cheese” as opposed to “some cheese”. So actually the phrase “Omelette du Fromage” IS a legitimate phrase IF the person was talking about a very specific cheese.
Like a specific type, they bought a previous day and had already been discussing with a person if they then suggested they should make an omelette with that specific cheese, then you could end up saying: omelette du Fromage.
CHEESE OMELETTE Recipe (OMELETTE AU FROMAGE)
Eggs are delicious almost every way you make them, but are most often boiled, scrambled, made into an omelet or baked. A breakfast omelet made with a couple of eggs and some vegetables makes for an excellent and quick weight loss friendly breakfast.
Water makes them lighter. Water doesn’t make it as tough as milk.” The trick is to add just a splash of water to the bowl after you crack and whisk the eggs. The water, when heated on the stove, creates a steaming effect and aids in a fluffier end result.
- 4 extra-large eggs
- fine salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- nutmeg, freshly ground, to taste
- 1-ounce parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 ounces gruyere cheese, grated
- Break the eggs into a bowl.
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- Add Parmesan cheese.
- Beat the eggs with a fork until just mixed.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the butter and allow it to melt and color slightly.
- Add the beaten eggs.
- Use the flat side of the fork to stir the eggs until they start to set.
- Smooth the top and leave the eggs to cook.
- Add the Gruyere cheese over the surface.
- Fold the omelette into thirds and flip it onto a heated serving plate.
For ingredient-heavy egg dishes, there are so many great cheeses to choose from, like feta, fresh goat cheese, or really sharp pecorino. Similarly, the salty, punchy attitude of cheddar, gouda, or blue, will compete with the eggs for center stage.
but it would probably still sound out of place. it would be like saying: “I’m going to make: Pie this Apple.” in order to say you are making a pie out of this specific apple, but you are concerned it would be misconstrued if you used the proper phrase:
“I’m going to make: this Apple Pie” because that exact phrase could ALSO mean you were talking about the specific pie, not the apple.
In general, we just know as humans that it’s going to be misunderstood so we just presuppose that we should add a lot more detail by saying: “I am going to make a Pie out of that apple”
but it still would be technically accurate it says “I’m going to make a this-apple pie” which means even the french might accept the phrase:
Omelette du Fromage
in certain circumstances.
What does ‘Omelette du Fromage’ mean?
The amazing phrase from Dexter’s laboratory in the episode “The Big Cheese”, when he listens to a French recording overnight to learn the said language.
This consequentially gets stuck on repeat, on this phrase. The next day all he can say is “omelette du fromage”, actually working to his advantage in everything he does (except at the end, when his lab blows up).
Although meant to depict “cheese omelette”, this phrase is grammatically incorrect. You should say “omelette au Fromage”, which means “an omelette with cheese”.
Despite this, people still say the phrase “for the lols.”
Mike: I only know one french word. Actually a phrase: Omelette du Fromage.
Sarah: Dexter’s lab?
Mike: Dexter’s lab!
Mike: Roflcopter Lolmobile!
Say the words “omelette du Fromage” to anyone aged 21 to 30 and it will spark something in their mind. Maybe it sparked something in yours just now? And yes, you might not know why, but luckily I have the answer:
20 years ago an episode of the cartoon Dexter’s Laboratory was broadcast that would go on to define a generation – an episode centred around the phrase “omelette du Fromage”.
In this episode, “The Big Cheese”, protagonist and boy genius Dexter tries to learn French by listening to a learning tape in bed. However, when he falls asleep the tape gets stuck and repeats one phrase over and over again: “omelette du Fromage”.
The “Omelette Du Fromage” mystery man has been revealed. The man who rocketed to French internet celebrity thanks to a random TV cameo is a 30-year-old named Meka of Washington, D.C.
In an interview, Meka was eager to make one thing clear. However French people might have reacted to his appearance on BFM TV, he is a big fan of France and he studied the language as well back in his school days.
“The French are great,” he said. “I love French food. I love the basic jam there. And I love the clothing. I definitely want to come back there and I can’t wait to travel. That was one of my plans this year that was cancelled by Covid.”
To help his new French fans out, he offered this phonetic pronunciation of his name: Meck-ah (like Becka).
Meka found himself experiencing sudden internet fame thanks to a viral video of him interjecting himself into a live feed by BFM TV reporter Maxime Switek.
The video had French people trying to discern whether he “hates escargot” or “ate escargot” and raising their eyebrows as his reference to an “omelette du fromage” (the correct grammar is “omelette au fromage”).
Meka said he knows that, but in a moment when he was overcome with joy from the Biden victory celebration, the episode of the Cartoon Network show “Dexter’s Laboratory” just popped into his head.
He also wasn’t sure why he did the French “hon hon hon” laugh, but he hopes no one was too offended by it.
Omelette du Fromage
His identity first came to my attention when his cousin saw an earlier Forbes story and sent an email with his contact information. He then responded to an email with some additional photos of him at the celebration as well as his Instagram account where he had posted a couple of photos.
The randomness that led to Meka’s moment of fame began rather mundanely on Saturday. He had been feeling a bit down the previous couple of weeks due to the cold weather and a bike accident. And like many people, the events of the past year including the pandemic and the fights over racial justice had been weighing on him.
But Meka said he was overcome with spontaneous joy after network news began officially calling the election for Biden.
“When I heard the result, yeah, I was ecstatic,” he said. “So I ran down and grabbed my emergency bottles of champagne.” Demonstrating his knowledge of the nuances of French culture, Meka corrected himself to note it as not real champagne because it was not from the Champagne region of France.
From there, he found himself popping the cork and quickly becoming wet and sticky. So he tore off his shirt but continued the revelry until his encounter with the French reporter. By the end of the day, he was getting texts and emails from friends asking if that was him in the video. When he woke up Sunday morning, he got another wave of messages as the video continued to circulate.
Omelette du Fromage
Meka studied French through his days at university. And in 2010, he spent more than a week traveling in France with some friends.
“Not only have I been in France, but I’ve traveled by myself,” he said. “Let your audience know and let the Francophone world know that. I’m not just some oblivious American who watched one TV show. I actually used to know French. I love their transit and as well as their quality of food. Like just things like bread, the meat. I feel like basic items just taste so much better there.”
Meka is keeping alive his dream of getting back to France once Covid travel restrictions are lifted. He has started raising money for his trip on his Venmo account. “I also need money for a new shirt,” he added.