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Saturday, 9 January 2021

Mary Berry's Spanish Tortilla/Omelette - Time For Tortilla Part Two !


Have you seen the post 'time for tortilla part one' here? Well I mentioned that 'time for tortilla part two' would be coming soon ... and here it is!

A lovely recipe suggestion from Mary Berry,  who is one of the best-known and respected cookery writers and broadcasters in the UK. She describes her cooking style as 'family' - practical, healthy recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients. This recipe is so versatile and easy to do and makes a delicious brunch, lunch, picnic or light supper.

To some this is Tortilla to others it is Spanish omelette which is the English name for a traditional dish from Spanish cuisine called tortilla española or tortilla de patatas. (These dishes are unrelated to the maize or wheat tortilla of Mexico and neighbouring countries).
The Spanish tortilla (tortilla de patatas) is widely eaten in Spain and some Spanish-speaking countries, and there are numerous regional variations.

In the US it may be known as a Frittata, some call it a pie!
You can read more on this post here

To make Mary's recipe, here are the ingredients you will need for two
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
½ red pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
225g/8oz peeled potatoes, cut into 1cm/½in slices
4 large free-range eggs
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Here is the method
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small heavy-based frying pan that's about 20cm/8in in diameter. Add the onion and fry for 5 minutes.

Add the pepper and potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and gently cook over a low heat for about 15–20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the potatoes are cooked through. Transfer to a bowl and wipe the pan clean.

Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the bowl with the cooked mixture.

Add the remaining oil to the pan. Carefully pour in the egg mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Cook on a medium heat until the sides and top have just set and the base is lightly golden-brown. When the middle is set, carefully slide onto a plate.

Put the pan on top of the omelette and flip over to cook the other side for 3–4 minutes, or until golden-brown all over and just cooked through. Slide onto a plate to serve.

This recipe does contain potatoes, so may affect blood sugar levels. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here
Original recipe idea here

You may want to try 'Posh Roasted Vegetables - The Mary Berry Way' see here



A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

38 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly thank you for all these amazing recipes Jan! Big Hugs!

kathyinozarks said...

This looks soooo good Happy weekend

Tom said...

...looks good.

Martha said...

Both recipes look fantastic!

Susan Kane said...

Oh so good. I enjoy Mary Berry so much. She is genuine.

Christine said...

Delicious recipes!

Elephant's Child said...

Whatever it is called it versatile - and delicious.

aussie aNNie said...

Oh gosh the weight I put on just reading these recipes, but thank you. xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds very delicious! Have a day weekend, stay safe! Valerie

handmade by amalia said...

Looks delicious, Jan. I like Mary Berry as well.
Amalia
xo

Jo said...

It looks delicious.

Ella said...

This one must be a delicious recipe!
Thank you!

NatureFootstep said...

Hi, now you made em hungry for union omelette :)

Take care!
Happy New Year!

linda said...

A lovely simple quick recipe, I love a Spanish omelette.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
This looks very well again. Lovely!!
In this time we can't go to the restaurant, but I think you must be my private chef...haha...!!

Greetings, Marco

mamasmercantile said...

Yummy, I am a great fan of roasted vegetables.

eileeninmd said...

Great recipes, both the omelet and roasted veggies look delicious.
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

DVArtist said...

Ohhh I love this. Mary Berry is just amazing. Thanks for putting part 2 out. Have a great day.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh gosh, doesn't this sound good. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you all the best in 2021, Jan.

CJ Kennedy said...

I just love watching Mary Berry

Iris Flavia said...

Hmmmm, yum! Have it all but make kale at the moment...

My name is Erika. said...

This looks amazing!

Divers and Sundry said...

So pretty a dish! It looks delicious.

Ygraine said...

WOW, these amazing recipes!! 😊😊
Now we all have to remain at home, there is time to try them out...and I can't wait!
Thank you so much.

Hope you are all staying safe and well there...and are keeping warm! Isn't it cold today?!☃️🌬️

Hugs xxx

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde. Suas receitas são maravilhosas e me deram muita água na boca.

Jeanie said...

I think I can do this one and it sounds fabulous. And I have all the ingredients except the red pepper which I just ate yesterday as a snack. Fake it till you make it!

DeniseinVA said...

Looks delicious! My daughter-in-law is a big fan of this lady. I will have to show your recipe with her. Thanks Jan and all the best!

sandy said...

This dish is one I would eat for sure. looks great.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Nice recipe

Louca por porcelana said...

Delicious! Thanks!

Teresa said...

Buenísimas las tortillas. Un beso.

happyone said...

mmm mmm good!

peppylady (Dora) said...

It does look good.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Martha said...

Mmmm... Delicious!

Shari Burke said...

Yum! So versatile, too, since we can use whatever veg we have on hand.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love omelettes!

Rose said...

I do wonder if Roger would like this...

Sue said...

I absolutely love Spanish omelette, and if it's good enough for Mary Berry I shall give it a go 'cos everything I've made from her recipes has turned out spot on! Have a great week xx