Monday, 22 April 2013

Spanish Omelette with Spinach, Peas, Ham and Coriander

I bought some tinned new potatoes for the first time and wanted to try them out. They are such a useful item to have in the larder, and when they are opened, they last for a while in the fridge. It's a bonus that they are cheap and taste good!

Ingredients (serves 2)

4 eggs
1/2 contents of tinned new potatoes (8 small potatoes)
2 handfuls of peas
1/2 onion, sliced
1 handful of spinach
1 small bunch coriander, stalks and all, finely chopped
6 slices of ham, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
a pinch of chilli flakes, or more
vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
grated cheese (optional)

1. Start by thawing the peas and spinach in hot water. 

2. Fry the onions in a small frying pan with a little vegetable oil for a minute and then add the potatoes. Continue frying for a couple of minutes. If the potatoes start to stick in the pan, add more oil.

3. Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the other ingredients (apart from the cheese, if using) including the thawed peas and spinach. 

4. Add another tbsp oil to the pan and pour the egg mixture over the onions and potatoes. Cook the omelette with a lid on for 10 minutes and then transfer it to the grill for another 5 minutes (without the lid). If you are using grated cheese, sprinkle this on top of the omelette before putting it under the grill. Make sure the pan is poking out of the oven if it has a plastic handle, or it will melt!


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