Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spanish Omelette

This omelette is a typical Spanish dish consisting of egg, potato and onions. The difference between it and a regular omelette are the potatoes. This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson and is very fast to put together and extremely tasty. The combination of the potatoes, cheese, scallions and the smokiness of the roasted red peppers is amazing. Don't let that limit you though, there are many variations onthis dish. You could add green peppers, chorizo, courgettes, aubergines, mushrooms or diced ham. Every Spanish home has it's own way of preparing the torte.

Spanish Omelette

8 oz baby new potatoes, halved
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated manchego or cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 scallions, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Turn the broiler on and let it heat up while you start the omelette.

Cook the new potatoes in boiling water for about 15 minutes or until tender, then drain.

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the cheese, potatoes, peppers, scallions and salt and pepper.

Heat some butter up in a small skillet and pour in the egg mixture, turn the heat to med-low and cook for approx. 5 minutes.

The bottom of the should be set by this time, so stick it under the broiler for a few minutes to set the top.

Turn the omelette upside down onto a plate to cool. It will continue cooking a bit as it cools.

Cut into 4 large wedges and serve.

Once turned upside down on a plate your omelette should be a nice golden brown and set. Don't worry if it's still a little wibbly wobbly, it will continue to cook a little as it cools.

We like to serve our omelette on a charred tortilla with sour cream and salsa with a sprinkling of cilantro.

Try this recipe for a great quick weeknight meal or a fantastic weekend breakfast!


  1. Looks delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Following you! Visiting fom Fab Friday Follow!

  2. I can't believe how delicious that looks!!!!

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  3. Informative! I never knew it was the potatoes making the omelet different. Looks yummy. Omelets for dinner tonight perhaps...

  4. Oh my goodness, that second picture is gorgeous! I love the flavors in this.

  5. This looks super good and definitely my kind of meal. I especially like the toppings and this will be tried soon. The one thing I'll do differently is cut in TWO pieces and serve. :-)

  6. Love your blog! Found it from Fabulous Friday Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower. :) Can't wait to try out all of these recipes, they all look SO delicious!!!!

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  7. We have this omelette at least once a week, but . . . I have never used or thought of using scallions, I must try it!!

    If you happen to have leftovers, this makes an awesome sandwich . . . I love it with mayonnaise on toasted cuban bread :-)

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  8. Yum! This looks so good! I'm your newest follower-hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back!

  9. That looks fabulous. Newest follower from FMF.
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  10. What a great recipe! A perfect omelet for sure! I'm so glad to find your blog and will enjoy following. Looking around now.


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