Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

  1. Prepare the Potatoes and Onions: Cut the potatoes in thin slices and onions. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. The oil should cover the ingredients; add more if needed.
  2. Cook the potatoes and onions gently, stirring occasionally. You want them to soften but not brown. This process takes about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain and Season: Once the potatoes and onions are tender, remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon to drain the excess oil. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Whisk the Eggs: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until well-beaten. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt.
  5. Combine Eggs and Potatoes: Add the drained potatoes and onions to the beaten eggs. Gently fold them together, ensuring the potatoes are well-coated with the egg mixture. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Heat the Two-Sided Pan: Use a two-sided non-stick pan specifically designed for making Spanish omelettes. Add a little olive oil to both sides and heat it over medium heat.
  7. Cook: Pour the egg and potato mixture into one side of the two-sided pan. Spread it out evenly. Close the two-sided pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes on one side, or until it starts to set. Then, carefully flip the pan to cook the other side for another 4-5 minutes until the omelette is cooked through and has a golden-brown crust. 
  8. Serve: Slide the Spanish omelette onto a plate. It can be served hot, at room temperature, or even cold, making it a versatile and delicious dish for any occasion.
  9. Slice and Enjoy: Cut the omelette into wedges, like a pie, and serve with a side of fresh salad, crusty bread, or on its own. Enjoy your homemade Spanish omelette!

The Spanish omelette, or Tortilla de Patata or Tortilla Española, is a classic and comforting dish loved by many. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a tasty tapa. Experiment with additional ingredients like chorizo, herbs, or chorizo, spinach, peppers for your own unique twist on this traditional recipe.

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