Monday, April 4, 2011

spanish omelette ... including your veggies for the day...



Spanish omelette is also called Tortilla de patatas as the potato slices make a very nice and crisp base to the omelette . This omelette includes zucchini slices too but you can include any vegetables you like , bell peppers , mushrooms and onions are all i like ... spring onions could do well too...and if you want cheese in the omelette , that makes it even nicer...

I was talking about minimizing the use of potatoes in our daily fix of subzis and using raw plantains whenever potatoes are generally used . I will bring more potato substitutes in our day to day subzi but the 'minimizing the potatoes act' in a day to day meal has a motive , at least for me .... just so that i can use potatoes in other forms occasionally , like this Spanish omelette...

This healthy omelette makes a quick and convenient breakfast if you are quick with your slicing or are using a machine for it...

First of all you need to peel and slice the potatoes and parboil them with salt and water . I push a bowl of sliced potatoes in the microwave first thing on entering the kitchen when i make this omelette...off course after slicing them...and you can always parboil the potato slices on the stove top...potato slices should look translucent ...

Slice the zucchini and break the eggs while the potatoes are boiling . Whisk the eggs with salt n pepper and some red chilly powder if you need some heat . Herbs are great , especially green coriander or celery chopped finely ...both these are growing in my garden but i made this omelette in a real hurry . No time for extravagance.

Heat ghee or butter in a pan ... okay i use a kadai for most of my omelette and this one becomes easier in a thick base kadai like my cast iron one...

Drain the potato slices , they need to be used hot so time your actions accordingly... line the slices in the base of the kadai and let the slices fry and become as golden as you want . Sprinkle some salt and pepper over potatoe slices and then arrange some slices of zucchini over them.

Now pour beaten eggs over this arrangement and cover the lid of the kadai . Wait till the omelette sets , keep the flame medium or low depending on the base of the kadai or pan being used.

Once the eggs are set , flip the omelette to brown it on the other side. In the kadai this part is easier if using a large slotted spoon as a tool . If doing it in a frying pan , you need to flip the pan over a plate and then slide the omelette into the pan again to cook the other side....


The thickness of the omelette is a matter of practice ....you can see the layers of potatoes and zucchini in it... look at some more layers...I cut the omelette in wedges so that the husband can have his breakfast , wedge by wedge , as i click a few pictures.... things i do when a breakfast is made in a hurry and i have to click pictures too...


I like the potato slices at the base slightly golden , you can fry them more if you like them more crisp and dark brown....see how my omelette looks on the base side...


I used a medium sized potato and half a large zucchini and 3 eggs to make 2 large Spanish omelette . It makes a nice filling breakfast and healthy too . Potatoes are not a bad choice if used mindfully and if you do not go overboard with them...

Other ways to a nice omelette with vegetables can be seen here ... broccoli or zucchiniand no potatoes make a nice omelette too...

Enjoy...

11 comments:

  1. AMAZING looking crispy and adding potaoes oer veges make it more tasty

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  2. What a lovely treat , i’m sure the omelette wud have tasted great ..Loved going thru ur wonderful blog .

    - Smita
    littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun food ideas for kids )

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  3. O M G the spanish omelette looks so droolworthy and yummilicious.

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  4. ooooh la la la la :)

    early morning droool .. what can a MAN ask for :) he he he

    Bikram's

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  5. ha ha...i am sure you can pull it off well Bikram... You can add bacon and cheese to it too..

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  6. enough is enough.............cant resist now...I hv to come to yr place to have one......yummy it looks.

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  7. Nice twist for the usual Omlets!
    Thanks for stopping by in my blog sangeetha! :)

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  8. Yummy yummy never thought of this before...

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