This is basically a Spanish tortilla (think omelette made with potatoes) with a deliciously tasty Mexican twist in the form of some of our Smoked Chilli Paste .
This is basically a Spanish tortilla (think omelette made with potatoes) with a deliciously tasty Mexican twist in the form of some of our Smoked Chilli Paste.
Mexican Omelette Recipe
Ideal For: Eggs
- 2 Red peppers
- 10tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Medium sized potatoes
- 3-4 Shallots (or use 1 big onion)
- 8 Eggs
- Handful spinach leaves (roughly chopped)
- 100g Bacon lardons (optional)
- 2tsp Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste
- 1 Knob of butter
- 2 Sprigs on thyme
- 2 Bay leaves
- Salt & pepper
- First peel and slice the potatoes (approx. 1.5cm slices). Then put them in a colander and sprinkle with a little salt. Leave to stand for 10mins to remove some of the moisture.
- If using them, fry the bacon lardons in a frying pan until starting to get crispy.
- Add 4tbsp of olive oil and add the chopped onion, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste, salt & pepper for 10mins.
- After 10mins, add the pepper and cook altogether for another 10mins, stirring occasionally.
- In a separate pan over a medium heat, add the rest of the olive oil. Add the sliced potatoes and cook for about 25mins, or until cooked.
- Drain the excess oil, and add to the pepper/onion mixture. Remove the bay and thyme. Leave to cool for 5 mins.
- Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk lightly.
- Combine the two in the mixing bowl along with the spinach leaves and mix. Season.
- Wipe the frying pan clean and add another 2tbsp of olive oil and a knob of butter.
- Once hot, pour in the mixture and ensure it is evenly dispersed.
- Over a low/medium heat, cook the tortilla for about 4-5mins. Use a spatula to pull the edge up to check the underside is cooked.
- At this stage, you can either put a lid/board on the pan and turn it upside down and then slide it back into the pan to cook what was the top. Alternatively, you can place the pan under the grill to cook i (this is the safer, less authentic method). Take care not to burn it though!