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Spanish Omelette (Tortilla) Recipe

Cowbridge Kitchen

A Spanish Omelette is much like any other omelette, it is made with eggs in a pan. The difference is that a Spanish Omelette has a potato base and is packed with cooked meats and Mediterranean vegetables.

Much like any other omelette you are going to need to break some eggs, how many eggs is up to you. As a rule I use 3 eggs per person so as this Spanish Omelette is meant for two I have used 5 to 6 eggs.

This Spanish omelette is big enough to serve it on its own, but it is nice to serve this with some homemade chips.

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This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make
10 mins Prep time
20 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on 100g portion
1/2 an omelette

Calories: 120
Protein: 4g
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 1g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This recipe will serve 2 people Table for Two Servings
Medium: This recipe is not so difficult to make
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, but some experience is needed
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    Spanish Omelette Recipe

    Spanish omelette or Spanish tortilla is a traditional dish from Spain. Celebrated as a national dish by Spaniards, it is an essential part of the Spanish cuisine. It is an omelette made with eggs and potatoes, optionally including onion. It is often served at room temperature as a tapas.

    The great thing with a Spanish Omelette is that you can pretty much add anything to it, so we have used Onions, peppers and some cooked meat but you could use Chives, spring onions, ham, lardons. The list is endless.

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    5 Eggs
    2 Spring Onions (Sliced)
    2 Small Potatoes (Sliced)
    50 g Grated Cheese
    Bunch of chopped Parsley
    Cooked Meats
    Diced Peppers
    1/4 tsp Black Pepper
    Splash of Olive Oil

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes to 1/4inch.
    2. Crack your eggs into a bowl then beat them up with a fork and season with black pepper.
    3. Add a splash of oil to a shallow frying pan and get it on a medium heat.
    4. You need to cook or (Saute) the potatoes in the pan along with the spring onions for 5 minutes, turning the onions half way through so that they are just cooked.
    5. Throw in the cooked meats and the rest of your vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes.
    6. Tip in the eggs and cover the potatoes evenly with the beaten eggs.
    7. Cook the omelette for a few minutes until the bottom of the omelette is set (About 3 minutes). You can check this by lifting the edge of the omelette with a fish slice.
    8. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top of the omelette then put the pan under a hot grill to cook the top.
    9. When the cheese has melted and the eggs are just set you should have a light and fluffy Spanish omelette.
    10. Garnish the Omelette with the chopped parsley before serving.
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