Spanish Style Omelette
A big thank you to my Niece, Aysha 🙂 for this delightful Spanish Style Omelette recipe. This recipe is a cross between a Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Española) and a Frittata. So what’s the difference? An omelette is usually cooked from start to finish on the stove top and uses a good non-stick pan. Cooking a frittata, starts on the stove top and is finished up in the oven, so it is usually cooked in a cast iron pan or bake-ware.
The fillings for an omelette and frittata can be similar, but Fritatta’s can contain extra toppings such as cooked meat, cheeses, vegetables and pasta. It resembles a crustless Quiche. The word ‘Frittata’ is Italian and roughly translates to “fried”. A classic Spanish omelette contains just onions and potatos. In this recipe, we have combined the two to make this tasty and easy to make breakfast or brunch. Perfect, for when you are craving eggs and also need a hearty meal.
Spanish Orange Cake | Gluten free and Fat free
This ‘ Spanish Orange Cake ‘ is one of my favorite Gluten free recipes! The cake is so moist and light at the same time. It’s perfect at tea time or with a cup of coffee. Invite the girls over for this one! Very easy to make. This cake uses unpeeled oranges that have been boiled till very soft, the day before. The cold oranges are then crushed after removing any pith (white fibrous part) or pits (seeds) to prevent the cake from tasting bitter. Boiling the orange actually boosts the orange flavor which sort of dissipates while bakingif you use freshly crushed orange (I tried). If you love Orange desserts , you will love this cake!
Patatas Alioli – Spanish Tapas
Over the last decade or two, Tapas have gained world wide popularity. These ‘small bites’ of Spanish origin showcase racy and contrasting flavors, a good dose of extra virgin and pure olive oil, obsessive use of salt cod, cured meats and the freshest ingredients.
Being able to try an array of these individual small sized Tapas (Singular – Tapa) is a common mans luxury, inextricably linked to the Spanish way of life.
Patatas Alioli or ‘Aioli’ is great for garlic lovers. The creamy garlic aioli is a mayonnaise like sauce that is great for many seafood and other dishes. The potatoes may be fried, but here I have baked them in the oven till perfectly tender with a crisp bite.
Enjoy the Saucy Potato Bites! Patatas Bravas is another Tapa, which I love – here’s my version.