February 6, 2013

Spanish Omelette

We discovered this omelette dish about a year ago and make it once every few weeks. It's quick to pull together and I always work to have the ingredients on hand for an easy meal. We often eat it for dinner on an especially chaotic night because by the time we're ready to sit down to eat, it's cooled to the perfect temperature. Nigella suggests this as a great item for a picnic lunch though as the warmest you want to eat it is room temperature and it's easy to transport.

What I love about it though is the combination of colours and flavours. Simple ingredients highlighted together in an equally simple dish. The sweetness of the peppers, the sharpness of the cheese, the texture of the soft potatoes with vibrant colour of the bright green onions.

Spanish Omelette
Serves 4


  • 12-15 baby new potatoes, halved and boiled until cooked through
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 of a jar of flame roasted peppers, roughly chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 3/4 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat an oven-safe, heavy-based frying pan on medium heat
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, add the peppers, green onions and cheese and season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked, drained potatoes
  • Heat the butter in frying pan and, when hot, pour in the omelette mix and cook gently for five minutes
  • By this time, the bottom of the omelette should be set and, rather than turn it, simply sit the pan under the grill for a few minutes to set the top. It should be a little wobbly in the middle still but it will continue to cook as it cools
  • Once cool, slice into wedges and serve at room temperature
Recipe from Nigella Express


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  4. Colorful and flavorful -- that's the best way to describe a Spanish omelette. That's why even as a child, I had no problem eating this even if I didn't like spinach then. Not only that, it's easy to get a hold of its ingredients so it's absolutely easy to prepare it at any time of the day. Austin Black @ El Toro Restaurant

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