Potato and paprika tortilla

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Potato and paprika tortilla
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date21 October 2019
People6
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 20 Minutes
Rest time 15 Minutes
Cooking time 23 Minutes
Total time 58 Minutes

The Spanish omelette is a staple of Spanish cuisine. Walk into any bar across the country and you will be able to find one waiting to be sliced and enjoyed. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is fantastic hot and cold.

The ingredients are simple but combined create something really special! Make sure to select waxy potatoes because they hold their shape better than flowery potatoes. Caramelised onions add sweetness to the dish and balance the flavours wonderfully. Lastly, the addition of smoked paprika brings unique smokiness to the dish and gives it a beautiful colour.

The true beauty of this recipe is how devilishly easy it is to make. Everything happens in one pan, meaning less clean up, perfect if you are in a rush or are worn out from a long day at work!

Ingredient list

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Olive Oil 100ml
Potato 250gwaxy
Onion 150g
Paprika 1TSP (UK)smoked
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Parsley 1TSP (UK)chopped
Egg 6unitslarge
Salt 5g

Step nr: 1 - Chop vegetables

Ingredient list for step nr: 1

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Potato 250gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150gram
Preparation time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Chop the onion in half and thinly slice. Quarter the potatoes and then slice into 3 mm pieces.

Step nr: 2 - Heat oil

Ingredient list for step nr: 2

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Olive Oil 50milliliter
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Take a medium sized frying pan with high sides and add the oil. Heat over a high heat.

Step nr: 3 - Caramelise onions

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Salt 5gram
Cooking time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Add the onion to the pan with the salt to caramelise.

Step nr: 4 - Add potatoes

Ingredient list for step nr: 4

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Potato 250gram
Cooking time 15 Minutes
Total time 15 Minutes

Add the potatoes and continue cooking.

Step nr: 5 - Crack eggs

Ingredient list for step nr: 5

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Paprika 1teaspoon (UK)
Parsley 1teaspoon (UK)
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Egg 6units
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes
BowlToolBowl

Crack the eggs into a large bowl add the smoked paprika, oregano and parsley.

Step nr: 6 - Mix together

Ingredient list for step nr: 6

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Potato 250gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Onion 150gram
Rest time 15 Minutes
Total time 15 Minutes

When the potatoes and onions are done remove them from the cooking bowl with a slotted spoon then add them to the bowl with the eggs. Mix together, cover with a plate and leave to rest.

Resting the mixture will make the eggs less runny. It will also allow more flavour will develop.

Step nr: 7 - Cook

Ingredient list for step nr: 7

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Olive Oil 50milliliter
Cooking time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes

Add the oil to a medium sized fryingpan with high sides and place over a high heat. Pour in the eggs, potatoes and onions, distributing it evenly. Cook for 1 minute on high heat and 2 minutes on a low heat.

Step nr: 8 - Unstick

Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Using a silicone spatula circle the perimeter of the pan to make sure the tortilla hasn't stuck to the sides.

Step nr: 9 - Flip tortilla

Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

To flip the tortilla place a large plate on top of the pan top down. With one hand on the plate, the other holding on to the pan handle, confidently flip the tortilla on to the plate

Step nr: 10 - Continue cooking

Preparation time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes

Return the pan to the heat and slide the tortilla back into the pan. Cook for 1 minute on high heat and 2 minutes on a low heat.

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