I love omelettes but wanted to try something a little different. I don’t normally watch Master Chef, the long running amateur cooking contest but one fortuitous bit I did catch was the making of a Tortilla Espanola. Despite the name, no tortilla is in it. It’s similar to an omelette but includes cooked potatoes inside. When done well it’s like a quiche without a crust. Originating in Spain, it always includes potatoes, eggs and onion but other ingredients can vary. My version uses spicy sausage. Additionally, rather than stovetop, I cooked it in the oven on a cast-iron pan.
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
1 spicy sausage, chopped bite size
1 potato, chopped small
1 oz bell pepper, chopped small
Cheese to taste (suggested: sharp cheddar, parmesan or gruyere)
A couple of florets of broccoli chopped small
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. First, the potato, bell pepper and broccoli need to be cooked (as they won’t cook fully in the oven). Add a bit of oil to a pan, add seasoning, potato, bell pepper, onion and broccoli in. Cook on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes till fully cooked. While this is cooking, crack the eggs in a bowl. Add a touch of milk. Add seasoning to your liking. Whip it well for a few minutes. Set aside. Oil cast-iron. When potatoes are done place in place in pan along with sausage and cheese. Spread them out evenly. Pour egg on top. Place in oven for ~5 minutes. Egg should be solid and browned on the edges. It’s should be easy to cut out a slice. Serve hot with bread and salsa.