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Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette)

Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette)

Tortilla is a recipe from Spain, which can be eat hot or cold. It's a kind of omelette, with several ingredients, in this recipe potatoes, onion and smoked ham.

Ingredients are cooked first, then mixed with egg, to make a tortilla which is cooked on both sides.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
41 min.3 min.33 min.1 hour 17 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #1 Prepare 1 onion.

Crush 1 garlic clove with knife blade.
Stage 2
3 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #2 Cut 2 slices smoked ham into thin strips.
Stage 3
5 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #3 Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.

Slice, wash again, drain and dry in a cloth.
Stage 4
5 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #4 Pour 1 glass olive oil into a large pan, to give ½ cm ( ¼ inch) in the bottom. This seems a lot, but don't worry it's fine.

When oil is hot, add potaoes and garlic, salt and mix to distribute oil over potatoes.
Stage 5
25 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #5 Cook covered, stirring from time to time, until potatoes are just soft (about 25 minutes).
Stage 6
5 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #6 Discard garlic.

Add onion and ham, mix well and leave to cook, uncovered, for 5 more minutes.
Stage 7
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #7 It doesn't matter, whatever many other recipes might say, if potatoes are browned, on the contrary it's even better.
Stage 8
3 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #8 Tip potaoes + onion and ham into a strainer to drain off excess olive oil.
Stage 9
5 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #9 Meanwhile, break 6 eggs, salt amd pepper, then beat with a whisk.
Stage 10
3 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #10 Add potatoes and mix.
Stage 11
10 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #11 Put a frying pan on medium heat, pour in 4 tablespoons olive oil saved from cooking potatoes.

When oil is hot, add potato-egg mixture, then with a wooden spatula, scrape bottom of pan to help eggs cook.

Do this until only a little liquid egg remains.
Stage 12
3 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #12 Turn down heat, cover and leave to cook for 3 minutes.
Stage 13
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #13 Your tortilla is almost cooked now, and should be turned over.
Stage 14
2 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #14 Using an oven glove to protect your hand, press firmly on lid and with a smart gesture turn upside down.

Tortilla is now on the lid .

Tip: if the inside of your lid is not smooth, line with aluminium foil. By the way, if you can manage this, you're ready for a tart tatin.
Stage 15
3 min.
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #15 Slide tortilla back into pan, and leave to stand for 2 or 3 minutes off the heat to just cook the bottom.
Stage 16
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette) : Photo of step #16 Serve cut into wedges like a tart, hot or cold, if possible with a green salad and French dressing (vinaigrette).

Remarks

For the ham, if possible use one of those great spanish hams (Jamon Iberico).

If you are worry about turning tortilla upside down, leave it on the first side, still covered, 5 minutes off the heat to finish cooking top.

There are infinite ways of filling tortillas, from this recipe let your imagination guide you. Don't hesitate, when they're in season, to use spring onions.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 3.59 €
Per person : 0.60 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A spanish wine of course!

If you can, try "Villa Narcisa", a great red wine from Javier Sanz, wine maker in Valladolid (Spain), or "Orden Tercera", also from Javier (contact www.jsviticultor.com).
Source: Home made.
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