Traditional Spanish Omelette

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “My great-grandmother’s recipe. This is a very common dish in Spain to serve as tapas by cutting into squares. Very simple ingredients but very tasty.”

    Ingredients

  • oil( for frying)
  • 5largepotatoes
  • 1largebrown onion
  • 1green capsicum
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 (60g)eggs
  • 2garlic cloves
  • Directions

  • Wash and peel potatoes, cut into quarters and slice thinly.
  • Place in a large bowl.
  • Slice the onion and cut capsicum into thick slices and add to the potatoes.
  • Add some salt to taste and mix.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the potato, onion and capsicum together until potatoes are soft.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Set aside.
  • Beat eggs in another bowl and add the potato mixture.
  • Add a salt to taste and pepper, finely chopped garlic and mix inches.
  • Mixture should appear as though it is just coating the potato. If mixture is too dry, add another egg.
  • On a medium heat, in a non-stick pan, spray with a little oil and add the mixture.
  • Cook the mixture until egg looks cooked on bottom– enough to be able flip over onto a plate and then sliding the mixture back into the pan to cook the other side.Do not overcook egg as it will then become dry.This is a recipe that needs practice until it is just right.
  • Serve while hot with a salad and crusty bread or cut into 2 inch squares for appetisers.
  • Can also be served cold.
  • Reviews

  • “My husband is Spanish and has introduced me to this dish.I love it!!!I prefer to slice the potatoes in “slices”rather than in small cubes.Reason being, I like for the potatoes to almost “melt” in the mixture.Oh, and I don’t like onions but my husband does…so we usually make two 🙂 Great recipe!!!!Love the garlic part!!!!”

  • “This was a good easy recipe, though it lacked a bit of flavour, but I guess we should have added a bit extra salt. I imagine you could add lots of herbs and spices to it to give it a lift, but then it might not be traditional?”

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