Picnic tortilla

Picnic tortilla

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(35 ratings)

Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Hot or cold tortillas make a tasty change from sandwiches, in 25 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal289
  • fat21g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.24g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 350g new potatoes, sliced
    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…

  • 4 rashers rindless smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 85g mature cheddar, grated

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick frying pan, add the onion and potatoes and fry for 8 minutes, turning the veg frequently until tender but not browned. Add the bacon and fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a large bowl with plenty of salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese.

  2. Remove the potato mixture with a slotted spoon and stir into the eggs. Reserve most of the excess oil, leaving a little in the pan. Pour in the egg mixture and leave to cook undisturbed over a gentle heat for 8 minutes until firmly set underneath but not set on top.

  3. Invert the tortilla on to a plate and return the pan to the heat with a bit more of the reserved oil. Slide the tortilla back into the pan, uncooked side down, and cook for 5 minutes until set all through. Pack for a picnic or serve in wedges with salad and bread for an easy supper.

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familychef
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
We loved this recipe it was very tasty, I've made it several times now and add peas, broad beans asparagus spinach whatever I have really
deadtall
4th Oct, 2012
5.05
Went down a storm with adults and children on a summer picnic. Woud be great for weekend lunches too.
catchtobin
3rd Oct, 2012
4.05
Lovely recipe. I added 2 cloves of garlic while frying the onion. I parboiled the potatoes for 10 mins. Baked mine in the oven for 40 mins at 180c. Will definitely make again.
Frantic Flapjack
23rd Sep, 2012
5.05
I have tried various recipes but this one had the taste and texture of an authentic Spanish tortilla. Left out the bacon and added two cloves of garlic when frying the onion.
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dragonma5306
1st Sep, 2012
5.05
Oh, and I forgot to say that I finished it off under the grill rather than attempting to flip it over.
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dragonma5306
1st Sep, 2012
5.05
Mmm...delicious! Wasn't sure what size a 'small' frying pan was, so used one that measured about 26cm across the top. Worked out fine. Fried the potatoes and onions for about 20 mins until they were tender and added streaky bacon as that was all I had. Served it warm with salad, and am looking forward to eating the rest tomorrow cold for my lunch!
foodfocus
16th Aug, 2012
5.05
Great recipe. I added more cheese, and followed recipe up to turning over and just popped the pan complete without turning out under the grill for the top tobrown and set. Then cooled and cut.... perfect
lagourmandise
11th Apr, 2012
4.05
Made this for a myself and a few friends. As a veggie, I skipped the bacon and added a red pepper and about 30g extra of cheese. I also par-boiled my potatoes for a few minutes before just to be sure they weren't too al dente. Overall it was quite easy; although the flipping was quite tricky, I guess I'll have to experiment with a different pan when I next make it!
judith01
18th Aug, 2011
5.05
Did this yeasterday for a pic-nic and everyone loved it!! So easy to make too =) Thank you!
clarecomrie
2nd Jul, 2011
See my blog for authentic Spanish tortilla! This one is a variation, a good one, but not the real deal!

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