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Saturday 15 April 2017

Green Pepper Tortilla : Great For Lunch !

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.
The tortilla may be eaten hot or cold; it is commonly served as a
tapa or picnic dish throughout Spain. As a tapa, it may be cut into bite-size pieces and served on cocktail sticks; a large tortilla can be cut into triangular portions (pincho de tortilla).
The first reference to the tortilla in Spanish is found in a
Navarrese document, in 1817.
According to legend, during the siege of Bilbao, General
Tomás de Zumalacárregui created the "tortilla de patatas" as an easy, fast and nutritious dish to satisfy the scarcities of the Carlist army.
However there are many tales about this dish ... including a very large tortilla which was made by twelve chefs in Vitoria, Spain in 2014, claiming to be a record ... it was 5 m (16 ft) in diameter.

There are many additions you can add to the base ingredients including green peppers like this recipe suggestion below.

Serves Four
6-8tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled and finely sliced 
5 green peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
6 eggs

Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onion. Cook very slowly with a pinch of salt until deep gold – about 30 minutes – stirring every so often. Drain, reserving the oil, then pour the oil back into the pan and add the peppers and garlic. Fry for 5-10 minutes until completely tender.

Whisk together the eggs and a little seasoning in a large bowl, then add the onions, peppers and garlic, again reserving the oil.

Put a large frying pan on the heat and add the reserved oil. When nearly smoking, carefully pour in the tortilla mixture, shaking the pan slightly to ensure it is evenly spread. Reduce the heat and cook for about five minutes until the underside is golden-brown.

Place a similar-sized plate on top of the pan and carefully, using a cloth, invert the tortilla on to the plate.

Add a little extra oil into the pan then slide the tortilla back into the pan and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until the centre is set. Slide back on to the plate and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Each serving contains:
Carbohydrate 8.4g Protein 13g Fibre 4.4g Fat 29.4g

Original recipe from Tesco real food here

I hope you may enjoy this recipe idea ...

green peppers - image from here

Comiendo Feliz

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

This looks very yummy! Happy Easter to you and yours, hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it does look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Jo said...

A lovely light lunch, it looks so fresh.

RO said...

What a cool way to use tortillas and such a yummy recipe. Sometimes, I find it a struggle to focus only on protein and low carbs, but new ideas keep me motivated. Thanks so much and Happy Easter Weekend!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

This looks and sounds like something I would love. Thanks. for the recipe. Wishing you guys a wonderful Easter holiday.

Christine said...

This looks good, I like making omelettes.

Connie said...

Yum! I have many pepper plants started out in my potting shed . . . this recipe would be great this summer with fresh homegrown tomatoes on the side. My mouth is watering :)
Thanks for sharing.
Connie :)

JFM said...

Oh yes!!! I can sure make this recipe and love it, too!!!
Omelettes have always been one of my favorite things to eat :)

Have a lovely Easter~

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh now this sounds really good. I was jut looking at recipes and found something similar called a fritatta. Now I have some ideas to pay around with.

William Kendall said...

I think I'd enjoy that.

Lisabella Russo said...

Mmm, this looks delicious! I may give it a try, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,
We just returned from a Mexican restaurant. Thanks for the good recipe.
Have a blessed weekend.

Martha said... good. I love the ingredients in this recipe. And it's such a simple one, too. It doesn't get any better.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It's a great dish. I ate it a couple of times recently in Cuba. I suspect that there are minor regional variations depending on the availability of local vegetables, but it is both tasty and nutritious wherever it is produced.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

Thank you for sharing the recipe and it would be a great meal to make.
Have a wonderful Easter break

Linda said...

It looks delicious and refreshing!

Bob Bushell said...

Now, I love the omelettes, thanks.

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!