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:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Prepare 1 onion.

Crush 1 garlic clove with knife blade.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Cut 2 slices smoked ham into thin strips.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.

Slice, wash again, drain and dry in a cloth.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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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.
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Cook covered, stirring from time to time, until potatoes are just soft (about 25 minutes).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Discard garlic.

Add onion and ham, mix well and leave to cook, uncovered, for 5 more minutes.

Stage 7
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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.
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Tip potaoes + onion and ham into a strainer to drain off excess olive oil.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Meanwhile, break 6 eggs, salt amd pepper, then beat with a whisk.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Add potatoes and mix.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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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.
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Turn down heat, cover and leave to cook for 3 minutes.

Stage 13
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Your tortilla is almost cooked now, and should be turned over.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
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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.
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Slide tortilla back into pan, and leave to stand for 2 or 3 minutes off the heat to just cook the bottom.

Stage 16
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,451 Kcal or 10,262 Kj69 gr205 gr151 gr
123 %26 %19 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
154 Kcal or 645 Kj4 gr13 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
408 Kcal or 1,708 Kj11 gr34 gr25 gr
20 %4 %3 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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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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