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Friday, 29 January 2010


We buy half a dozen free range eggs each week from a woman who keeps hens and works in my DH's office. They seemed to have built up a bit and I had three boxes sitting on top of the fridge. I had also bought the Tesco magazine 'Light and Easy' which featured a recipe for Spanish Onion, Pepper, Pea and Potato Tortilla, not that I need a recipe for this, but it certainly prompted me to make it.

Spanish Onion, Pepper, Pea and Potato Tortilla

Serves 4
Cals 280
Fat 15.3g
Sat 3.2g

25g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
Low calorie cooking spray (I used a teaspoon of oil)
Three onions, peeled and finely sliced
200g bottled roasted red peppers,drained and roughly chopped
200g frozen peas, thawed ( I didn't thaw them, they thawed out in the cooking)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
Five eggs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Parboil the potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for five to six minutes. Drain thoroughly.
2. Spray a 20 - 23cm non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, peas and drained potatoes, and fry gently over a medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until the vegetables have softened, but not coloured, turning and stirring often. Add the garlic and stir to mix well.
3. Preheat the grill to medium hot.
4. Ina bowl, beat the eggs lightly and season well. Pour this mixture into a frying pan,shaking the pan so that the eff and vegetables are evenly spread. Cook gently for eight to ten minutes or until the tortilla is set at the bottom.
5. Place the frying pan under the grill and cook for five to six minutes or until the top is set and golden. Remove from the grill and allow to cool for five to six minutes. Carefully transfer to a board and cut into wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I served it with a salad of mixed leaves and a sort of Waldorf salad with apples, pecan nuts and a mustard mayonaise dressing.

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At 29 January 2010 at 20:41 , Blogger Angelnorth said...

Make up your mind woman, are you being Spanish, Italian or English this evening? :haha: This looks yummy, I usually end up doing something like this when we end up with an egg overstock, too!

At 30 January 2010 at 21:13 , Anonymous Wendy said...

Tortilla is one of our favourites, too... it looks sooo delicious...

At 1 February 2010 at 10:48 , Anonymous Catherine said...

That looks delicious! I've never made a tortilla or fritatta before, this picture makes me want to try though!

At 2 February 2010 at 13:39 , Anonymous cookeaze said...

These look delicious. I think they are just what I need on this cold day and going to try it out for first time.Thanks..

At 5 February 2010 at 14:27 , Anonymous Kath said...

That looks good. Whenever I make tortilla my husband asks if we are having scrambled eggs with bits in it again - which I think says everything about my tortilla making skills!

At 12 February 2010 at 21:23 , Anonymous Rashmi said...

I always end up making a frittata in an over or under sized pan! This looks delish!


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