Monday, 27 September 2010

Chorizo & Cheese Tortilla

I love to cook tapas to start a meal and I am always on the look out for a quick and easy recipe for Tortilla as this one, although delish, can be a little time consuming and faffy.  So I was very pleased to find this lovely little recipe in one of my many tapas cookbooks. (Everyday Tapas ISBN: 978-1-4075-7845-3)

Chorizo & Cheese Tortilla

2 small potatoes
4 tbls olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
140h chorizo, finely chopped
8 large eggs
2 tbls cold water
55g Manchego, grated (or Parmesan)

Cook the potatoes in a small pan  of boiling water until just tender.  Drain and set aside to cool, then dice.
Heat the oil in a pan that can be safely placed under the grill later (mine was 8.5" dia). Add the onion, pepper and tomatoes and cook over low heat for 5 mins.  Add the potatoes and chrizo and cook for a further 5 mins.
Beat the eggs with the water and season to taste.  Pour into the frying pan and cook for 8-10 mins or until the underside is set.
Lift the edge of the tortilla occasionally to let the uncooked egg run underneath.
Sprinkle the grated cheese over the tortilla and place under a hot grill for 3 mins or until the top is set and the cheese melted and golder.

Serve warm or cold cut into thin wedges.

This served with marinated anchovies, olives and brushetta were a great way to start a celebratory family meal followed by the Chicken with Garlic Sauce .   It was so good I only just remembered to take photos before we guzzled the lot!

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