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Recipe: Toreador omelette

Published by Arnold Page in Recipes · 24/8/2016 16:52:00
Tags: spanishomelettetoreadoromeletteeggandpotatoeggdish
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Hob and grill recipe with optional microwave oven
Spanish omelettes include potatoes and other ingredients, just the thing to keep up the strength of a ‘toreador’ or Spanish bull fighter. Eat a couple of these colourful omelettes and you might be strong enough to fight the school bully!
You will need a large non-stick frying pan with a metal handle.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:      15 minutes
Servings:            4 or 5

2 large potatoes
1 large onion
1 large green pepper
30 gm butter
6 slices wafer thin ham or some ham offcuts
4 tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs
4 tbl milk
green salad ingredients

  • Peel the potatoes. Put them in a covered microwaveable container with a little water and microwave them on high (700 watts) for 2 minutes per 100 gm. (Alternatively boil them in water for 20 minutes.)
  • Skin and chop the onion finely.
  • Deseed the green pepper and cut it into small pieces.
  • Fry the onion and green pepper with the butter in the large frying pan over a medium heat for about 6 minutes, turning them over at half time.
  • Meanwhile cut up the ham, tomatoes and cooked potato into small pieces.
  • Add the tomato, potato, salt and pepper to the pan.
  • Lightly whisk the eggs and milk in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the eggs, milk and ham to the pan and stir.
  • Cook on a medium or medium to high heat for 3 minutes, then stir again.
  • Continue cooking for another 7 or 8 minutes or until the top is nearly dry or there is a slight smell of burning.
  • Put the pan under a hot grill until the omelette has risen and is a light golden brown colour.
  • Serve with a green salad and optional crusty bread or warm garlic bread.

Tip: When you have skinned the onion, cut it into two halves through the middle. Each half will then have a flat base, which makes them easier to chop up. Of course if you can use a food processor it’s even easier.

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