Real Spanish omelette

Real Spanish omelette

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(16 ratings)

Ready in about 1 hour

Easy

Serves 4

Make an omelette the Catalonian way, a classic dish made simple with only 5 ingredients.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal516
  • fat43g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 500g new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 1 onion, preferably white
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 150ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley
  • 6 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

Method

  1. Scrape the potatoes or leave the skins on, if you prefer. Cut them into thick slices. Chop the onion.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the potatoes and onion and stew gently, partially covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are softened. Strain the potatoes and onions through a colander into a large bowl (set the strained oil aside).

  3. Beat the eggs separately, then stir into the potatoes with the parsley and plenty of salt and pepper. Heat a little of the strained oil in a smaller pan. Tip everything into the pan and cook on a moderate heat, using a spatula to shape the omelette into a cushion.

  4. When almost set, invert on a plate and slide back into the pan and cook a few more minutes. Invert twice more, cooking the omelette briefly each time and pressing the edges to keep the cushion shape. Slide on to a plate and cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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aliciapearce23
17th Jun, 2015
2.55
I finally got around to making my first spanish omelette following this recipie. I used half the oil recommended and still found it to be fairly greasy. Next time I would cook it for longer but on a higher heat as some bits were burnt. I'd also experiment with more fillings such as spinach and chorizo.
Donia
29th Apr, 2015
5.05
Excellent recipe! I didn't follow it word for word...I added a little more onion and parsley, and it turned out perfectly! So easy to make and it looked so professional :) Definitely recommend!
Life Of Diva
13th Dec, 2014
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krategg
3rd Sep, 2014
5.05
Really simple and easy to follow. Also very tasty! I used normal potatoes and it worked fine, although I can see new potatoes would be better. Thanks for a great recipe.
keelz2010
24th Jun, 2014
I made this earlier this evening, easy and delicious! I added a little to garlic to the potatoes and some chives to the eggs, nice. Thanks for the recipe!
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marmiteetponpon
7th May, 2014
try this super delicious zucchini omelette at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/05/07/zucchini-omelette-eejjit-kousa-%d8%b9%d8%ac%d8%a9-%d9%83%d9%88%d8%b3%d9%89-suitable-for-vegetarians/
gin1902
4th Sep, 2013
5.05
Simplicity at its best. Really satisfying, filling and easy to make. You can't beat this recipe. It is so important to have a smaller pan so it is thick! You don't want a thin Spanish omlette. Followed the recipe except for the oil, put a little bit less in. Had no trouble turning it, I recommend turning it using the flat lid of a frying pan. It's also nice cold served with a salad! Yummy!!!
snicka
28th Jun, 2013
A lovely authentic recipe.
nikkinoodle40
6th May, 2013
4.05
I would give this five stars as I thought it was delicious. Husband rated it as a four. Only problem was getting it out of the pan, method suggested did not work. Ended cutting it into four in the pan but it was substantial enough not to break up. Served it with buttered new potatoes, dressed salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Didn't use parsley (not one of my favourite herbs). Love it!
becreely
25th Apr, 2013
Hi Mary, I'm having Spanish Omelette tonight, thank you.

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BlahBlahBlanc
21st Mar, 2016
I was worried about the omelette breaking when sliding into the pan so I used two plates. Place the first plate over the omelette in the pan and turn. Place the second plate over the first plate and turn. Now place the pan over the second plate and turn. Make sure your hands aren't oily when turning the plates! I added rosemary. It turned out perfectly.