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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Spanish tortilla with sweet potato, green pepper and chorizo

Tortilla can be served as a lunch or main course. Because it is good served cold, it also makes excellent picnic food cut into wedges and wrapped in cling-film. In Spain they can serve it as tapas, cut into small cubes and speared with cocktail sticks - lovely with chilled amontillado sherry!
With this recipe, I think a slice of tortilla served with a nice mix of green leaves like watercress, spinach and rocket (arugula) is just lovely...
Now where's my plate?

Serves Four
75g diced chorizo
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cut into 1cm pieces
3 tbsp. olive oil
350g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½cm cubes
5 medium eggs
1 tsp paprika
25g light mature cheddar, grated
100g watercress, spinach and rocket salad

1. Preheat the grill to high. Heat a 20-21cm non-stick, lidded, ovenproof frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the chorizo. Fry for 5 minutes, until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon and place in a large bowl.
2. Add the onion and green pepper to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, until starting to soften. Add the olive oil and sweet potatoes to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for a further 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, add the eggs, paprika and cheddar to the bowl with the chorizo. Season to taste and whisk together.
4. Once the vegetables have softened, remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and add them to the bowl with the eggs. Mix to combine. Drain off all but 1 tbsp. of oil from the pan.
5. Add the potato mixture back to the pan and place on a medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom has set and is golden. Place the pan under the grill and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, until the top is nice and golden and the tortilla is set. Serve warm or cold cut into wedges with the salad.

Nutritional Details Per Serving:
17.6g carbohydrate 3.1g fibre 15.8g protein 20.4g fat
From an original recipe here

A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you, if you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these 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


Jules said...

I think I'll be trying out this one this evening. Thank you Jan. X

Tom said...

...something to try!

bill burke said...

I will have to try this, it looks so good.

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

I would certainly like this tortilla and some of my family members would love it!
Wishing you sweet September days! xx

Magda said...

Ale apetycznie wygląda <3

PerthDailyPhoto said...

One of my favourite things Jan, except I call it frittata ☺

Martha said...

So good. I love sweet potatoes.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

We do like tortilla, I don't know why we haven't tried it with sweet potatoes though, thank you for the recipe xx

Elephant's Child said...

It does sound tasty. And very adaptable to differing tastes/requirements.

Carla from The River said...

WOW ... looks like I need to make this. :-)

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that sounds really good. I love chorizo.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Interesting that the Spanish tortilla looks more like a quiche! It does look wonderful to try, and I agree, a nice green salad would be perfect with it! I am intrigued about making it as an appetizer too, that sounds delicious and fun!

happyone said...

Oh this does look and sound good. I like sweet potatoes a lot.

Connie said...

This sounds really interesting. I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing this.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Jan, I've wanted to stop by for days on end, because you are always so kind with your remarks. I always love your recipes and your thoughts on various diets. Your Spanish tortilla looks quite yummy, and I like how you warn to test if allergic to certain food allergies. Although I'm a vegetarian, I have found many wonderful meals on your blog.

I also wanted to say how much I laughed at Eddie's Fokker story.

And thanks again for visiting my blog, even when I was so sick, I couldn't stop by to return the favor.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan! So yummy!

Lisa said...

Oh yes this looks like one to give a go.
What a colourful plate of food this provides.
Lisa x

Snowbird said...

I love sweet potatoes, I must give this a go, hubs would love