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REAL Spanish omelette!
I emphasis REAL because some people are inclined to add green peppers,carrots,peas,garlic and other bits and call that a Spanish omelette. An authentic Spanish omelette is made up of exactly four ingredients:Potatoes,Onion(optional),eggs and fried in Olive oil. When you go for Tapas here in a local bar you can choose between Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelette) or Tortilla Española sin cebolla (Spanish omelette without onion) and you will also be asked "caliente o frio?"(hot or cold). Delicious either hot or cold!!
Ingredients: Extra-virgen Olive oil, 500 grams Potatoes ,1/4 Onion (optional) ,6 large eggs, salt for seasoning ( 4 servings)
Method: Slice potatoes (wafer thin slices).
I know for a fact Yaya (Little Granny, my MIL) who taught me how to cook Spanish dishes would frown to see these slices...she would be telling me to cut them finer!!! Sorry Yaya!! xx
Heat oil in pan add & fry potatoes on a medium heat ,add the chopped onions when potatoes start to soften.
Stir every few minutes until potatoes have softened .
Strain potatoes and set oil to one side.
Whisk eggs into a large bowl ,add potatoes stir well and add salt. Pour a little of the strained oil into a pan Tip potato and egg mix into the pan cook on medium heat shaping the omelette with a wooden spoon into a round. Place a large heat resistant plate over the omelette and flip over pan so omelette slides onto plate ,slide omelette from plate back into pan so the other side gets cooked;continue to press edges inwards to maintain the round shape.
When cooked place plate back on pan and flip over pan & omelette on to plate.
That is a typical Spanish omelette!!
Some people boil or microwave the potatoes before frying to cut down cooking time ....right....they turn out OK that way ..but....the taste is definitely not the same! You can taste that the potato has been boiled !! . Yaya (Little Granny), My Spanish Mother-in-law ,would have definitely frowned at that ...I can just hear her now ..... "no tiene idea"" (they have no idea).
Tortilla Española is one of the most practical of dishes. It is a great favourite here to have when you go on a picnic,barbecue, a buffet,children's party,a snack and so on..... 😊
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