Spanish potato omelette is a traditional recipe of our gastronomy. Potato or potato omelette is very simple to make, but it also has its little tricks to make it perfect for us and in Free Recipes we will share them all. Around this recipe there is controversy of whether it should have onion or not, although truth is that in both ways it is a delicious omelette.
Therefore, we encourage each person to prepare it to their liking and decide whether or not they want to add this ingredient. Personally, we like point that onion gives it, but trying to add right amount.
Another controversy about Spanish omelette is whether it should be cooked overcooked or undercooked. Again, this is personal, so everyone will have to cook it until it reaches desired doneness.
Of course, a good Spanish potato omelette must have that point of juiciness to prevent it from being too dry. Having said all this, keep reading and discover with us how to make Spanish omelette , it is an excellent dish!
Ingredients to make Spanish potato omelette:
- 5 eggs
- 500 grams of potatoes
- 1 onion (optional)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 glass of olive oil
How to make Spanish omelette:
Step NO 1
Peel, wash and cut potatoes . To get a good Spanish omelette we recommend cutting finite potatoes. They can be small pieces or larger slices, but thin. Finely chop onion if you want to make your potato omelette with onion.
Step NO 2
Heat a pan with plenty of oil and, when it is hot, add potatoes and let them cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally so they do not burn.
Step NO 3
Add onion and mix. You can put only half an onion if you want to give more prominence to potato. Keep cooking until potatoes are done.
Step NO 4
When they are poached, remove potatoes with onion and place them in a colander to remove excess oil .
Step NO 5
Now you have two ways to make potato omelette depending on whether you want it to be more or less juicy. First one is to beat eggs well, add potatoes and a little salt and mix . If eggs are foamy, result will be a fluffy, cooked potato omelette.
Second option is to incorporate potatoes in a bowl, add whole eggs, salt to taste and mix. In this way, that is, without beating eggs first, result is a juicy potato omelette.
Tip: let mixture rest for a few minutes to finish mixing. Some people mash potatoes a bit to make omelette creamier.
Step NO 6
Take a nonstick skillet, add a couple of tablespoons of oil and let it heat up. Pour in all mixture and, at first, give potatoes a little stir . This should be done only at beginning, then let omelette cook on its own.
Tip: it is very important to use a non-stick pan to prevent potato omelette from sticking and falling apart.
Step NO 7
When you see edges start to set, flip it over and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. If you want your Spanish potato omelette to be slightly curdled, this is time to remove it, otherwise, let it cook for a couple or 3 more minutes.
Step NO 8
Spanish omelette recipe is ready to serve. When you cut it, you will see that it is a juicy and perfect omelette, although remember that doneness is totally to consumer’s taste. Tell us, are you more of a potato omelette with onion or without onion?
Tip: a very effective trick to get a perfect Spanish omelette is to let it rest on plate for about 10 minutes before serving.
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With what to accompany Spanish omelette
Truth is that there is no single accompaniment, since potato omelette can be served with multiple garnishes. Depending on region, you choose one or other, but all of them are delicious and fit perfectly with this omelette. Therefore, below we recommend several options:
- Fried peppers
- Peas with ham
- Burrata, tomato and arugula salad
- Bread with tomato
- Chicken croquette
- Garlic mushrooms
On other hand, it is an excellent idea to serve potato omelette recipe accompanied with bread and sausage, an easy, inexpensive and delicious dinner!