Tuesday, 9 September 2008

leftova tortilla

tortilla leftova
a spanish-esque tortilla is a proper recycling way to use up the random stuff hanging round the fridge - basically all you need on top is eggs, potatoes and onions. it takes a while but it's really nice the next day for lunch ...this serves 2 with some leftover for lunch the next day, or no lunch if your other half porks it all.

  • 6 eggs, free range naturally. i used medium, but don't stress if they are larger or smaller
  • 2 onions
  • 5-6 medium potatoes (use any cooked leftover ones if you want - just add them later in the process)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • leftover veg - i had some borderline spinach but you could use anything
  • salt & pepper

  1. Chop the onion and put in a small squat frying pan to soften in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 mins
  2. If you're using raw potatoes, chop small and bung into onions
  3. Add the chopped garlic and chilli, salt and pepper and fry gently for about 15 mins until the potatoes are cooked
  4. Add your random veg and stir to cook
  5. Beat all the egss in a large bowl
  6. Once the veg is cooked, tip everything out of the frying pan into the eggs and mix well. If you're using cooked potato, add it now.
  7. Sloop the eggy mixture back into the pan and turn the heat down very low.
  8. Leave for 15-20 mins until set on the bottom. Either slide onto a plate and flip upside down back into the pan, or - much easier - put the pan under the grill to cook the top.
  9. Serve in wedges.

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