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Tortilla Espanola Recipe

Tortilla Espanola

Tortilla Espanola

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.

Servings: 2
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes

3 eggs
1 spicy sausage, chopped bite size
1 potato, chopped small
1 oz bell pepper, chopped small
½ onion
Cheese to taste (suggested: sharp cheddar, parmesan or gruyere)
A couple of florets of broccoli chopped small
salt
pepper
cayenne
garlic

Method:
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.

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2 comments on “Tortilla Espanola Recipe

  1. Sounds great. Possibly dinner tonight with my free range eggs, from my chickens

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