Monday, May 4, 2009

Omelette: Spanish Frtittata

I don't want to scare you guys away with any complicated stuff. Lets do something very simple but as fulfilling and appealing as any exquisite dish. A Frittata. This simple Spanish delicacy is extremely easy to prepare and is sliced into squares and served as tapas (bitings served with drinks). But that's what the Spaniards do. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve it with a tomato salsa or baked beans with some crusty bread and a glassful of milkshake to your friends and party's on!

Recipe: For 4 people
6 Eggs
1 Large potato
1 Bell pepper- red, green or yellow as per your preference, sliced
Assorted Vegetables (Optional)
1 Large Onion Sliced
1/2 cup Shelled Peas
Ham, Chopped into pieces
Diced cubes of chicken
2 large cloves of garlic, grated
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
Grated cheese, preferably parmesan but Cheddar or Morzarella will do fine
Fresh parsley and coriander, chopped finely
Dried Oregano
Salt and Black pepper as per preference
2 tea spoons Olive Oil

Heat Olive Oil in a flat bottomed deep pan. Saute the garlic till you can smell the aroma of roasted garlic. Throw in onions, bell peppers, chicken and mushroom in that order. Also throw in ham after 5 mins of frying hte chicken. Fry till the Chicken cooks and mushrooms and peppers are soft. Add salt and black pepper. Beat eggs well with some salt. Do not over beat. A good omelette batter has to be beaten well but it should not get frothy. Pour eggs over the pan and cook for about 10 mins till the eggs look cooked about half way from the sides. While the centre is still wobbly remove the pan from the fire. Sprinkle the herbs and a loadful of cheese on top. Heat the grill in your oven to 300 degrees. Grill the frittata till the cheese melts. Enjoy!

Slice into strips, wrap some sliced cucumbers, carrots, celery etc and serve with Salsa Dip or Mayo dip to enjoy as starters. You can have this as your main course. Just have some whole wheat breads on the side, sausages and some baked beans

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