Saturday 29 October 2005 10.53am
I watched a chef on the BBC make a spanish omelette recently and have become addicted to them as they're so quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. I googled for variations on the recipe and found the one below for posh people. Being a common person I use chicken eggs but I do use Jersey Royal new potatoes whenever possible and my pan is a heavy circa 1999 model.
Posh Spanish omelette - Tortilla de Patatas
Ingredients: (4 Persons)
4 x Grade 1 Rare-breed turkey eggs (Twin-yolk)
2 table-spoons of hand-pressed Catalan Extra-Virgin olive oil
200 grams of Jersey Royal (Greve-de-lecq) potatoes
50 grams of square Spanish onions
5 cl. Argentinean Chilli oil (Musky)
Fresh ¾ inch-hemmed Kefalonian baby-oregano leaves
Delicately slice the onions into poker-straight strips. Hone the patatas (potatoes) into 6 mm thick slices (if you don't have time to measure these exactly, have one of the hired-help do this).
Using a 'Smeedens' (Est. 1789) Victorian Farmhouse cast-iron pan, frizzle the patatas in the hot chilli oil until quite nicely umbered. Stirring occasionally to placate them. When a cooked firmament has been achieved, release from the pan.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 29 October 2005 11.09am by phoney.