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Spanish omelette in a cast iron frying pan

Real Spanish omelette

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Make an omelette inspired by the Catalonian way, a classic dish made simple with only five ingredients

  • Vegetarian
low insalt0.3g



  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 2

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

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 4

    Tip everything into the pan and cook on a moderate heat, using a spatula to shape the omelette into a cushion.

  • STEP 5

    When almost set, invert on a plate and slide back into the pan and cook a few more minutes.

  • STEP 6

    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 mins before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2003

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