Sunday, 5 August 2012

Recipe of the week-bacon tortilla

No. 1 on my 'schools out for summer' to do list is to try a new recipe each week.....this is what DD1 and I tried in Week 2.....and we both loved it.



Bacon Tortilla

1.    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and potatoes and fry for 8 minutes, turning the veg frequently until tender but not browned. Add the bacon and fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese.
2.    Remove the potato mixture with a slotted spoon and stir into the eggs. Reserve most of the excess oil, leaving a little in the pan. Pour in the egg mixture and leave to cook undisturbed over a gentle heat for 8 minutes until firmly set underneath but not set on top.
3.       Invert the tortilla on to a plate and return the pan to the heat with a bit more of the reserved oil. Slide the tortilla back into the pan, uncooked side down, and cook for 5 minutes until set all through.
4.       Serve with salad.

       I always like tortilla when we have it in Spanish restaurants......so don't know why I haven't cooked it before......maybe because DD1 won't eat onions.......and seeing her disapproving face as she picks out every piece....is not conducive to an enjoyable meal.......so in this one I just substituted spring onions [which she does eat]......and she declared it delicious.
       Again I didn't actually weight the ingredients.....and used less potatoes and 4 eggs for the two of us.
 I managed to take a rubbish photo.....so this is what it looked like on the Good Food website which is where I found the recipe........and there's hundreds of other recipes there as well. 

14 comments:

Karen said...

Looks good. Our new recipe of the week was Bruschetta Chicken. It was delicious and beautiful to look at, but I didn't remember to take a photo. (Seems like that always happens when we have company!)

Angelfish said...

Ooh that does look good. I used to cook tortilla quite often when I was a vegetarian, not with bacon in obviously!
Fiona x

Alison said...

I'll be trying this one Jacky!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Looks lovely! Penny doesn't eat onion either, but we have found if we chop it up really finely in a food processor then she will!

Stephanie said...

Great job, that looks delicious Jacky! I'll have to check the Good Food website now....to drool over more photos - unfortunately I can't cook, won't cook lol :) x

Elizabeth said...

They look delicious! I'm with your daughter on onions,. I put them in the food processor and spin them until they are very small. It's not the taste I object to but the texture.

Denise said...

Yummmm - this looks really nice - i will be trying this one Jacky x

Beverly said...

Looks delicious, I need to get back on track trying new recipes.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Yum! I'm doing a bit more cooking these days and trying some new recipes myself. The kids' favorite so far have been teriyaki chicken.
Rinda

Amy said...

I have never had much luck with tortillas - I can't seem to get the potato right. I might try again with your tested recipe!

Jane said...

another one to try, I love that site!

Sian said...

I've never cooked this before either - but it really does look like something we would enjoy. Anything with potato in is a winner round here!

Ginger said...

We would call this a fritatta here. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the link, I just had a peek at the website and there is some great recipes for lunches - something I want to start planning for.

Katie Hulse said...

i shall be cooking this tortilla tomorrow, looks yummy!