Spanish omelette

This egg recipe shows how to make a spanish omelette, sometimes spelt omelet or omlette.  If looking for a recipe for omelettes, this spanish omelette recipe will be ideal.

Ingredients – Serves 1

  • 3 large fresh eggs
  • 50g cold cooked potatoes
  • 25g red pepper
  • 25g cooked peas
  • 10g unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Chives, to garnish
  • Sea salt / pepper

Getting everything ready

  1. Cut the cold cooked potatoes into a medium dice.
  2. Cut the pepper into a medium dice and a little into julienne for garnish.
  3. Blanch the peas.
  4. Pre-heat the grill to hot.
  5. Break the eggs into a bowl, season to taste and beat.

Method

  1. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter and oil.
  2. When the butter begins to bubble add the potatoes, diced pepper and peas.  Gently stir-fry for a few minutes to allow them to heat through.
  3. Add the beaten egg mixture to the pan.  Move the pan with one hand and stir with a fork or spatula with the other until the omelette reaches the still runny on top stage (‘baveuse’).
  4. Slide the pan under the grill for a few moments until the omelette turns a nice golden brown in colour.
  5. Remove from the grill and carefully slide the spanish omelette from the pan onto a warmed plate, keeping it flat.
  6. Garnish the spanish omelette with a little julienne of pepper and a few chives and serve immediately.

Spanish omelette – hints and tips

Try to find a small frying pan, preferably non-stick, about 7” in diameter, with sloping sides: a proper little omelette pan.  If you can spare it, keep it for just making omelettes.  A large frying pan may prove to be too big and the egg mixture will spread far and wide, leaving you with a very large, thin, flat omelette. Using a fork when making omelettes may not be too good on non-stick pans. So, if you feel more comfortable in using a spatula, then please do so.  It will stop any scratches on that special pan.

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