Foodie Fridays: Spanish Tortilla
First of all, I’ve decided to re-name this segment from ‘What I ate’ to ‘Foodie Fridays’...because I think the latter sounds cooler and because it’s my blog...so I can pretty much do what I want ;-D (Whoa! Power-rush!). Ideally I'll post a recipe every friday (Hopefully).
Some people may consider this dish to be more of a breakfast thing but I think it works just as well for lunch or dinner. Accompanied by salad or kachumbari. So here’s my own special twist to the Spanish tortilla.
Ingredients (Serves 6)
1 kg potatoes, thinly sliced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green pepper, diced
6 sausages, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
A quarter cup of peas, steamed
6 large eggs, beaten
A handful of chopped parsley
Salt and black pepper to taste
A deep (large) frying pan
Pre-heat oven to gas-mark 5 (190 degrees Celsius)
1. Boil the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted water for 5 minutes, then drain.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and sausage and sauté over low heat until the sausages are slightly brown. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, green pepper, tomatoes and peas, mixing well. Cook for a few minutes.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well (This way, the salt and pepper is mixed evenly throughout the food).
5. Pour in the eggs and sprinkle the parsley on top. Cover and cook under low heat for 10-12 minutes.
6. Remove the pan from the heat and continue to cook the tortilla in the oven at medium heat (Gas-mark 4/ 180 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes or until the tortilla is set and the top is golden brown (You can use a knife to check that the centre is well-done).
7. Cut the tortilla into wedges/cubes and transfer to serving dishes.
Pre-heating means that you set the oven temperature one step higher than the temperature you’ll actually use for cooking. But if you regularly bake then you already know this.