Spanish Tortilla Omelette


Its one of those lazy saturdays, and you decide to have eggs for breakfast. But you are tired of the same way you eat eggs everytime and are craving for something new. If this sounds like you, then I have a perfect solution to your dilemma. How about an omelette cake?? Ok, before you think I'm nuts, let me introduce you to the Spanish Tortilla Omelette. In Spain, a "tortilla" means a flat omelette cooked with potatoes or "Tortilla De Patatas" which is basically a fluffy, layered and filling omelette which is thick like a cake. In fact, it is so good and satisfying that lots of chefs have said it should be nominated for the Good Food-Hall of Fame (hah! as if such a thing even exists!!)But seriously, try it for yourself. Just make a large tortilla omelette, slice it into wedges and share it with your friends and family!

Ingredients
2 large potatoes - boiled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion - chopped
1/2 cup button mushrooms - sliced (optional)
1 capsicum - chopped
1 hard tomato - diced
6 large eggs
1/2 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
2 tbsp parsley - chopped
2 tbsp coriander - chopped

Method
Cut the potatoes into even sized pieces and put to boil in lightly salted water until tender. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes, capsicum and coriander and cook for 5 more mins until the mushrooms are tender. Remove from the heat.

Drain the potatoes well, then slice into smaller cubes if needed. Add the cheddar cheese and parsely and mix well. Beat the eggs, season with black pepper and salt. Then grease a round ovenproof pie dish, approx 9-10 inches in diameter. Add the vegetable mixture and level it, then pour the eggs over the mixture. Place the dish in the oven to cook for 20 minutes at 250 degrees or until the omelette is set.

Alternately, use a small fry pan, grease with non-stick spray and pour the potatoes followed by eggs on the top. Cover with a lid and cook it on medium flame just like you make an omelette. When one side is done and fluffed. flip it over and cook for another minute.

To serve, cut the omelette into wedges like a cake, garnish with chopped coriander and serve with ketchup! These mexican omelettes are a tasty way to gather the family for a sunday brunch! Serve these with some homemade mexican salsa and you are all set for a treat!


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21 comments :

musical said...

Good choice, Mansi! Its looking super-good! I usually don't eat eggs, but i was really impressed by this at a friend's house. Your recipe is so much like hers. Thanks for bringing back nice memories of those days :).

Suganya said...

I always make this in my cast iron pan and broil the top. Potatoes, if time permits, or just a simple chunk of bread wud make this a heart meal, any time of the day...

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
Omelette looks lovely!! good entry!

Kribha said...

sounds and looks good. My breakfast for tomorrow is omelette. The ingredients are almost the same as yours except for the potatoes and tortillas. Your recipe is a good variation to the regular omelette. Nice one.

Elly said...

This looks so delicious! I absolutely love tortilla omelets and your take sounds great.

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks ppl, glad u liked it:)

Suganya, loved your broil idea!! and as bread with eggs never goes wrong, that's a nice variation too..thanks for the tip!

Siri said...

Lovely dish... nice entry dear..:)

TBC said...

Very nice! Have not tried this version of the omelette though we've tried frittatas.

the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Nicely done! This is a dish woth so many possibilities and variations.

ps. Did you design this beautiful blog? wow!

Happy cook said...

Excelent Idea
It looks really delicious

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Mansi,

Love the potato in this. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the entry. I will definitely particpate in the AFAM event.

Kanch

Priya said...

beautiful picture and looks tasty... :)

Rina said...

Luv your recipe. Waiting to try it.

Cynthia said...

It's very similiar to an Italian frittata. These really make wholesome and satisfying meals.

Lopamudraa said...

I loved this dish when I visited spain.
your bolg is ...... mouthwatering..:)
!!!

Asha said...

YUM!! I love how thick it is!
I have posted for your Peach event at Aroma, yet to send it to you, later!:))

KayKat said...

I got hooked onto these in Spain and crave for it ever so often! I love your recipe and the pic.

-K

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow mansi.....Nice Omlette...its so thick...must have been great eating it :-)

Cris said...

This looks great, I have never tried it with potatoes, will soon.

Saju said...

nice one! I love it.

Namratha said...

Oh my you have so many things going on here, I can't seem to stop going through your entire blog! Lovely recipe and fabulous picture..