Real Spanish omelette

Real Spanish omelette

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(17 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 eggs
    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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patpom
16th Apr, 2013
I would certainly add pepper and parsley. If you find it too difficult to toss the omalette, then simply grill it at the end, frittata style. A super dish, and can also be made with left over potatoes, a great way to use them up. Love it.
n0rthw1nds
7th Jan, 2013
5.05
I found this a very satisfactory recipe, but my omelette would have looked better if I had finished it under the the grill, as I have done before. Turning is tricky! I liked parsley in it, and did add half a red pepper too.
reiney2k1
4th Jan, 2013
As a novice to the tortilla, thank you for this easy to follow recipe which I made with my 8 year old daughter. Very tasty, easy to make and economical too. Will definitely make again!
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Richard.Chester...
27th Nov, 2012
First time cooking this and went with Linda and tipped the cooked ingredients into the egg mix. Also i did not have new potatoes so used normal white and rinsed them first. Brilliant. tasted fantastic, now i have to cook it for my Sister who is a sage at spanish food. Thank you and will cook this simple meal again!
martynpugs
23rd Oct, 2012
I make these in a deep frying pan on a low heat with a lid to cook it through. The turn the heat up at the end and turn the grill on The omelette can be finished under the grill with no need to turn it at all but watch you dont melt the pan handle!
psychedeliasmith
1st Jul, 2012
5.05
This is the first time I've made a Spanish Omelette that tasted like the ones I've eaten in Spain. Although I ate mine in Alicante rather than Catalonia.
hueynrolf
19th Jun, 2012
I cook this often and we're always pleased with the result. My problem is getting it cooked through enough to invert without burning the outside. We've been to Spain many times and there the tortilla has a nice yellow outer surface and cooked well on the inside.
misformilkshake
27th Mar, 2012
this did not work out! bad receipe, hard to turn in frying pan and to make look presentable.
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CookingCopper
9th Dec, 2011
5.05
Cannot fault this recipe. Worked perfectly for my tapas evening with family. The only thing I did differently is instead of turning the omelette, I put it in the oven to finish off the top side and then turned it out on to a plate for serving (only because I would've messed up trying to turn it in the frying pan).
nadogrl
25th Oct, 2011
Our family has had 2 Spanish girls stay us in the past at different times, one from Barcelona & one from Madrid. They both cooked their version of "Spanish Omelette" for us, and both recipes were different from night to day. The Madrid girl deep fried her potatoes first, then cooked some with onions & some with bell peppers, to suit our family's tastes, and the result was amazing! The omelette from the Barcelona girl was just like we'd cook here at home, just fried potatoes & onions with scrambled eggs, and toast. Luckily we had hers first, and the delicious one a few years later. I was looking on here to find a recipe resembling the better one.

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