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Spanish Omelette (with peas, because everything Babybear eats Must Contain Peas)

The thing I hate about making A Proper Spanish Omelette is getting the damned potatoes fried without burning the onions. Yes, you should do it separately but honestly, who has the time?

So I stick the potato in the microwave and bake it. Heresy, obviously. (Should I expect the Spanish Omelette Inquisition?)

Meanwhile, cut your onion into attractive segments and fry it gently in olive oil or, as Moomin would say, 'the grease of your choice'. Mix up a couple of eggs. Chop up your cooked potato (who can be bothered peeling it, by the way? Not I.) Throw it in with the onions and fry for a while until the potatoes take on a bit of colour. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

Pour over your egg and staunchly resist the temptation to faff around with it. You might have wanted to add a bit more before putting the egg in, by the way. Drop some frozen peas onto the uncooked egg, as popping something green into the recipe will make you feel like A Better Parent. Cook for a few minutes and then flip it or if you are too much of a coward you could finish it under the grill.

This makes enough for Babybear and myself for lunch, she loves it and it's pretty healthy all told, so long as you aren't avoiding eggs for allergy-style reasons.

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3 Responses to “Spanish Omelette (with peas, because everything Babybear eats Must Contain Peas)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just to reassure you, I was taught to cook Spanish Omelette by my landlady in Madrid, who was a proper spanish matron, and she used pre boiled potatoes!
    Handy hint is to cook it in a pan, then when the bottom is cooked put a plate on top and turn the whole thing over, then you can slide the omelette back into the pan nice and easy (hah)
    Munch loves these with strips of peppers in, she picks out the peppers, then the egg and then pokes the potato before flicking it onto the floor….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Makes me think of trips to spain where we ate spanish omelette squashed into a baguette with oodles of mayonnaise. Yum. I'll try this with H as plain omelette is always thrown about more than eaten. Anything with potatoes and peas is fine in her wee eyes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    oops, replying to my own post so as not to stay anonymous… off to start a reader account!

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