Jersey Royal new potatoes give such a special and unique flavour. I purchased a bag of these as they are in season and were a good price. Half were used to make a fresh Potato Salad, and I really didn’t want to waste the other half. What to do?
Spanish Omelette(serves many, depending on how much you will share!)
225g potatoes, boiled until tender – cool & slice into thick rounds
1 Tbsp butter
2 onions, sliced
100g mushrooms, clean and slice
Fresh black pepper
75g Extra Mature Cheddar, grated
Cherry tomatoes, halved to decorate
Melt the butter in a frying pan – choose a pan which can be heated under a grill. Gently saute the onions for approx 5 minutes(with a lid on the pan), then add in the mushrooms and continue to gently cook for another 5 minutes(with the lid on the pan). The vegetables may not colour, but they need to be soft.
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add grindings of black pepper to taste, and whisk thoroughly. Spread the cooked vegetables out into a flattish layer in the pan, pour over the whisked egg mixture and spread it to cover the vegetables including the edges. Continue on a low heat, cover the pan with a lid and cook to allow the egg to starting setting – this will take approx 3 minutes.
While the egg is starting to set, heat a grill to high.
Remove the pan to under the heated grill – the egg will probably not be properly set on top – that’s ok. Omelette under the grill will set the remaining egg liquid without burning the food on the bottom of the pan. Grill for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle over the cheese, and top with halved cherry tomatoes. Grill until the cheese is melted.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
This can be enjoyed hot or cold. I divided into six slices, and ate over a few days for lunches with fresh, green side salads. When served cold it’s firm and good finger-food. Ideal for a picnic, and a bit different to the English picnic of sandwiches. I think it would be acceptable for an afternoon tea too, served in small finger-sized slices. Oh yes.
It’s full of tasty flavours which go well together. It’s ideal to use up leftovers in the fridge – that’s what I was doing, and so measurements of veggies don’t need to be precise. Sliced peppers would also be good in this. A friend used to add dried chilli flakes to things like this – not typically Spanish, but if you like the hot kick then go for it!
Oh. My. Word. Look at that (blurry – sorry!) hunk of deliciousness.