Meat Free Monday – Terrific Tortilla

Where is the month going?  We are chasing our tails here, as I am sure you are too…

I will be honest, I forgot about a meat free meal tonight, Youngest has given us about 5 different sets of dates that he will be returning for Christmas, and today was one date I had set aside to collect him…..  He now wants to come home Wednesday 🙄img_1674

Anyway, looking in the fridge, I appear to have mostly potatoes, onions and coriander, our friends have us a dozen home laid eggs, so….. Spanish Tortilla 🤗

Its not traditional, I,m using up some very bendy spring onions and the remains of a pack of coriander, but it’s filling, comforting, uses up what we have and is cheap.  It will also stretch to my lunch tomorrow – bonus….

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I am starting my halving the potatoes lengthways, into quarters lengthways, then slice very thinly.

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Into an ovenproof frying pan, put a good glug of olive oil, heat up and gently fry the potatoes, not to brown them, just to tenderise them.  You will need to add a good 2 teaspoons of salt, it sounds like a lot, but you need the seasoning and the Tortilla will serve 4-8 depending on how hungry you are.

Once the potatoes are tender, remove from pan and set aside.

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Peel and finely slice the onions and with a bit more oil, gently fry these till soft and translucent. Again, set aside.

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In a large bowl, crack 6/8 eggs depending on size, I am using 8 medium ones, which together with a shake of salt and pepper and stir in the sliced potatoes and onions, and I am adding the chopped coriander.

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Heat the pan again, and when hot, tip the egg and potato mix into it, spending the potatoes out evenly, turn the heat down to medium low – after about 8-10 minutes you will see the egg ‘firm’ at th edges.

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Make sure you have a large plate to hand to invert the Tortilla onto, do be careful, it can go very wrong, so I sit the plate over the pan (heat off) and using oven gloves, flip,the pan and plate upside down, then slide the Tortilla back into the pan uncooked side down.

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Turn the heat back in to High for a minute, then turn down to medium-low for another few minutes. I like to leave this for a good few minutes, Tortilla tastes better warm rather than hot.

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I am serving with a green salad but would like to be eating delicate cubes of it in a bar with an ice cold glass of dry sherry 😇

 

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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