Spanish omelette

Spanish omelette © kloza

Spanish omelette © kloza

Dan is busy writing for his blog so I am posting this omelette recipe for him. He cooked, I ate 🙂

You need:

  • 5 large free-range eggs
  • 275g potatoes, thinly sliced
  • medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper

Tools: frying pan with lid

Spanish omelette © kloza

Spanish omelette © kloza

What to do:

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in the pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, toss the potatoes and onions until they are well-coated and then turn the heat down.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then put the lid on to let the onions and potatoes cook gently stew in oil for 20 minutes, shaking once in awhile.
  4. Break eggs in a bowl, use a fork to whisk lightly. Season.
  5. When the potatoes and onion are cooked, transfer to the bowl with eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  6. In the same frying pan, put 1 tbsp of oil then put on medium heat.
  7. Pour the eggs mixture to the heated pan then put heat to low setting.
  8. Cook gently for about 20 minutes making sure that the omelette is cooked thoroughly.

12 comments on “Spanish omelette

  1. It’s also known as “Eruca sativa”. Don’t know why. It makes it sound a bit grand. I like “rocket”. It makes no sense, but it sounds exciting.

  2. The tricky thing is to make it cook sloooooooowly. Not easy when you’re hungry, and it’s supposed to be a quick snack food. Any suggestions for how to enhance it to a full-on meal would be gratefully received.

  3. Once the spuds are cooked you can cook the whole thing quickly – heat the pan until the oil is smoking, pour it in and sear the bottom, scraping it around to cook some of the middle. Then when it starts to lift free from the pan (before it over cooks) put a plate on top, turn it out, then slide it back into the pan to cook the other side. They have these neat little plates with handles on the bottom in spain for doing the job.
    I used to live on them as a student, I like them a bit runny in the middle. Also, if you cheat and nuke the potato in the microwave first, then peel it and add it to the onion and garlic its a bit quicker.
    Its weirdly quite nice cold, in a bocadillo (a butty in spanish) with mayo. Right, that’s it, tortilla for tea tonight…

  4. Are you arguing with Delia?! How dare you. She says to cook it slowly.

    But I usually end up getting hungry and drooly and hurrying it all along…

  5. Skiddlepins!! I miss tortang talong. I miss the talongs we get back home. Here the talong is called aubergine and it’s short and tubby; not like our talong which is long and elegant.

  6. Yeah, meron dito pero hindi ko alam mag-luto ng tortang talong. Do you have to grill the eggplant? Can you cook adobo Armi? I want to try adobong sitaw or I can use veggie meat…

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