Spanish spinach omelette

Spanish spinach omelette

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(42 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 8
The leftovers of this tasty tortilla are perfect for tomorrow's lunch - for the office or the kids' lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal209
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.46g
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  • 400g bag spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 large onion, finely sliced



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

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and finely sliced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 10 eggs



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  1. Tip the spinach into a large colander and bring a kettleful of water to the boil. Slowly pour the water over the spinach until wilted, then cool under cold water. Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach and set aside.

  2. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and gently cook the onion and potato for about 10 mins until the potato is soft. While the onion is cooking, beat the eggs together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir the spinach into the potatoes, then pour in the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, then flash the omelette under the grill to set the top. Ease the omelette on to a plate, then flip over back into the pan. Finish cooking the omelette on the underside and turn out onto a board. Serve cut into wedges.

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15th Jul, 2009
i have not made this one but my friend makes a spanish omelette and its simply delicious but will try this one for myself.
5th Jul, 2009
Really enjoyed this. I parboiled the potatoes first as suggested and added griddled courgettes and chorizo.
25th Jun, 2009
I would definetely parboil the potatoes as I ended up with burnt chips on the first attempt trying to get the potatoes soft. Otherwise it was lovely. Needs PLENTY of seasoning.
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28th Jan, 2009
Carolyn, its as Karina says - microwave the frozen spinach on defrost until its thawed, then place it in a seive and push against the seive with the back of a spoon until most of the water is removed. Then include it with the rest of the ingredients. Your omelette turns out rather more green than with the fresh spinach, but if you're okay with that, then it doesn't really matter. :-)
10th Nov, 2008
This turned out quite well, easy to make and delicious. I will make this again, only next time I might parboil the potatoes as I found that 10 minutes was not enough to get them soft. I think you could use frozen spinach, maybe microwave it to thaw it and then squeeze out the excess water as with the fresh spinach.
19th Oct, 2008
Has anyone used frozen spinach for this - if so, how do u do that?
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7th Jul, 2008
I didn't have any spinach but left over cooked veg from Sunday lunch; cauliflower, peas, new potatoes and carrots. I also added a bit of grated cheese. Any veg cooked veg could be used. Yum Yum! Very tasty.
15th Jun, 2008
I really enjoyed it - although I had heard that with correctly made spanish omelette the yolk should still be runny - but I'm not sure if that's true. I make this quite a lot, though I don't bother being too precise - I don't need to cook for lots of people, so I just put in much smaller amounts of everything. Sometimes i shove other stuff in as well like courgette, it's very versatile. Great recipe!
13th Feb, 2008
I halved the ingredients as I only needed enough to serve two people and it worked fine. There was still a portion left over for lunch the next day. This is a really easy recipe and it really doesn't matter if you don't have the spinach- as long as you have eggs, potato and onion it would be fine as a plainer omelette. There's no end of things you could add to it instead. This recipe would be a great way to use up things like cheese, ham, mushrooms, peppers etc.
31st Dec, 2007
I cooked this for a couple of friends last night, put some chorizo in a couple of minutes before the spinach! They loved it, so did I!!


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