Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TORTILLA ESPAÑOLA (Spanish omelet)

My kids liked that I blogged the last receipe and suggested I do it at least once a week, so that they could have it online when they wanted to look something up. (we'll see about that, maybe twice a month).

Tortilla Espanola
Spanish Omelet

½ each fine chop of green pepper, red pepper, Vidalia onion (the Cuban Trinity of Cooking)
1 tbsp of minced garlic
½ tsp of kosher salt
½ tsp of fresh cracked black pepper
2 tbsp of extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 cubed baking potatoes fried in canola oil.
2 Spanish chorizo diced (optional)
1/2 cup of diced ham (optional)
Omit the meat for a veggie version and mushrooms can be added

Fry the potatoes in canola oil
Stir fry the peppers, onions garlic in the olive oil, add the chorizo and ham salt and pepper. Until the peppers and onions are soft and cooked through, the chorizo has fat and coloring in it and it will turn all of the food a reddish paprika color .

Add the cooked potatoes and mix

In a separate bowls, break eggs and separate the whites from the yolks

Beat the whites until they are frothy but not peaked, this will make the omelet fluffy.

Then add the yolks and beat until combined

Add to the sauteed mixture

After the eggs cook for 10 mins on medium heat then it’s time to turn the omelet over, this is always a fun part because you can wind up dumping the mixture in the sink.

Put a plate larger than the pan over the top of the pan, flip the mixture on to the plate (over the sink)
Then carfully side everything back onto the skillet scraping the plate.

Once the other side cooks for 10 minutes your ready to enjoy.
I made two tortillas yesterday one with just potatoes (in the flip pics) and one with everything I have some picky eaters so one had to be mild.
Since it's avocado season here in South Florida, I made an avocado and tomato salad to go this this squeezed some fresh lime in the salad and that was all she wrote.


bspinner said...

This is making so hungry!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Dave Daniels said...

Mmmm, that looks SO delicious!

Life Looms Large said...

What a great idea for sharing your best recipes!!! Their very own online recipe book!

Nice pictures - and the omelet looks delicious!


Leigh said...

This looks so good. I definitely have to try it. I've seen chorizo in the grocery stores, but have never cooked with it. This may inspire me to give it a try.


I'm glad you guys like it I was a bit aprehensive about posting it to this blog, but I didn't want to start a whole new one just for the receipes. Thanks, I'll keep them coming along as the kids want all the traditioanl Cuban food.