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My first Spanish omelette

Posted by daveb on November 23rd, 2007

Burnt Spanish omeletteI’m having so much fun cooking on a full-size stove, that I thought a I’d have a go at making a Spanish omelette. My camper-van omelettes were fairly well received, so this is the natural progression. Alas, I got a little over-excited with being allowed to put onion into a dish (SQ doesn’t much like them) and put in way too much; two whole ones to be precise. Suffice to say that I overcooked it too and burnt the base.

Turn it over and the punter won’t susp!ect anythingStill, I turned it over to disguise the black bits and the punter didn’t have a clue. It only took a single bite to confirm my fears. Lessons learnt:

1. Don’t put two whole onions into a Spanish omelette.
2. Turn it over sooner than before.


Comment from David platonoff
Time: November 26, 2007, 2:02 pm

Hi Claire, Great to read that you are still having a fantastic time, long may it continue. Now that you have mastered omelettes perhaps you can give us some advice. Here in Crystal Palace we have the heavy decision of choosing a restaurant for the teacher’s Christmas thing. Any suggestions? David.

Comment from claire
Time: November 30, 2007, 5:54 pm

Hi David

Great to hear from you. Well, Dave and I always enjoyed Tamnag Thai, as well as Joannas and Lorenzos, but I know the teachers have been to the latter two before. Blue and Orange in Thornton Heath is cosy with good food, and is reasonably priced too.

I’m doing a couple of hours teaching a week now in Spain, to a class of 13 year olds. It’s fun and good experience!

If you have any advice for travelling in Morocco, Libya or Egypt let us know as we may be going there in the new year, visas permitting.

Hope the meal goes well, Claire

Comment from Mum N
Time: December 3, 2007, 7:59 pm

Since the omlette episode there don’t appear to be any further entries on your blog. Just wondered if there was any connection ? It didn’t look THAT bad !

Comment from maria
Time: November 3, 2011, 4:01 am

The trick so that it does not burn, is, when you are about to put the mixture of the eggs with the potatoes and the onions, pour some olive oil first in the pan, put it on high, then pour in the mixture. Wiggle it a bit, and leave it on high for no more than 2 minutes, then lower it to medium to low, cover. When you start seeing that is cooked, but there should still be some raw egg on top, flip it to a plate. Now do the same steps as b4, put fire on high, pour some oil, wait, slide the tortilla in , push the sides of it towards the middle, and after a minute or so, lower the heat.
hope this helps!

Comment from Shemsu
Time: February 2, 2014, 7:11 pm

Paul’s Diner was amazing and the Everton was great too, but the one you made at home was much bteter. You make the best food ever!-Arya

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Comment from Xiiao
Time: March 24, 2015, 6:13 pm

I really like it each time she does the flip e.g. how she fplpied the omelette. I dont think I can do it or how should I do it?Will you teach us how to cook the oyster sticky mee sua? Also a famous taiwan street food.

Comment from Senti
Time: April 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Breakfast is always my most enoblajye meal in a day. I enjoy wake up early to prepare it and eat something to fill my stomach to jump start a new day. This omelette is absolutely a good one! That’s a good idea to use whatever leftover to add into the omelette. I love this!

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