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Spanish omelette recipe (Tortilla Española)
24 August 2009 @ 14:11

Spanish omelette (Tortilla Española) is one of the most popular dishes in Spain and is really easy to make.  An authentic Tortilla Española only has four ingredients, plus seasoning - eggs, potatoes, onions and olive oil.  You will ocassionally see this served without the onion. It is a popular dish served as a tapas in bars and restaurants all over Spain.  You can also eat it in a bocadillo (baguette style sandwich).

Spanish omelette

Ingredients
2 large potatoes
1 large onion
125 ml oil
4 large eggs
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions
-Peel and slice the potatoes quite finely.
-Peel and slice the onion finely.
-Heat the oil in a medium sized, deepish frying pan at a medium temperarure.
-When hot, add the potatoes, onions and seasoning. Cover and reduce the heat, stirring from time to time until the potatoes are cooked and slightly browned (about 20 minutes).
-Meanwhile, beat the egg thoroughly in a bowl.
-Drain off most of the excess oil and add the potato and onion mixture to the eggs.
-Pour the whole lot back into the pan - there should be enough oil left to coat the bottom of the pan.
-Increase the heat to medium again and cook the omelette until the bottom and sides have set.
-Turn out the omelette onto a plate and slide it back into the pan upside down, so that the other side can be cooked. Alternatively, you can simply leave the omlette in the pan and place it under the grill until the top has set.
-Once cooked, turn it out onto a plate and leave to cool. It is best served at room temperature.

Serves 8 as a tapas, or 4 as part of a main meal.



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4 Comments


TechNoAPe said:
24 August 2009 @ 12:47

I just love Spanish Omelette!!!

The Mrs and I like to have some with a pasta dish, makes a nice combo!


Ingrid said:
03 September 2009 @ 22:29

Absolut lecker und leicht nachzukochen!
Amüsant, das Rezept auf deutsch zu lesen.
Dreifach gelungen: Schmunzeln, kochen und genießen.


Ingrid said:
03 September 2009 @ 22:30

Absolut lecker und leicht nachzukochen!
Amüsant, das Rezept zu lesen.
Dreifach gelungen: Schmunzeln, kochen und genießen.


catering Fort Lauderdale said:
14 September 2011 @ 07:18

This goes to show that with eggs, there are so many styles to explore and even if we have them everyday it would not taste ordinary because of the recipes made available for us to try out.


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