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 Spanish Omelette Recipe 

Spanish Omelette - Tortilla de Patatas

Tortilla de Patata

The classic Spanish Omelette - it looks great and tastes wonderfull.
One of the most famous of Spains tapas. So simple, like all the very best things in life. A few eggs, a bit of chopped onion, some potato, salt and a good olive oil - all you need to make this iconic dish.
If you're nervous about turning the omelette over, there's no need. As long as you have a good - non stick omelette pan it's easy after the first try or two.
Have one for lunch with a fresh salad or even eat it warm for supper with some fresh tomato sauce and a loaf of our crusty bread.

Spanish Omelette Ingredients for 2 People or about 12 Tapas
  • 1 medium onion - finely chopped.
  • 12 ozs. Of potato - cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 eggs free range if possible
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
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Spanish Omelette Method 

  1. OK here we go - fry the onion in the olive oil in an eight inch non stick omelette pan until soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Add the potato and carry on cooking until the potato has softened and is slightly brown.
  3. This may take a little time -but it's worth it. You can be thinking Beautiful Thoughts as the spuds cook.
  4. Turn the heat down a little and add the seasoned eggs. Give the whole mixture a good stir and then - Wait
  5. With a spatula - keep the egg clear of the edges of the pan.
  6. When the mixture is pretty solid - give the pan a shake - then put a plate on top (it should be wider than the pan) and turn the whole thing over.
  7. Next slide the omelette back into the pan and cook the other side.
  8. You may want to turn it over a couple of times until you get the right degree of browning.
  9. That's all there is to making one of Spains most famous tapas - Tortilla de Patatas - quick - easy and great value.
The turning over is a bit tricky to begin with - but once you've done it a couple of times it's really easy.

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