Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spanish Potato Omelet

So here's my grandma's recipe for her Spanish Potato Omelet (it's also posted on my sister's blog). I love this recipe, it brings back so many fond memories and it fills the belly as a meal or tantalizes your taste buds as an appetizer. I made it tonight with the Simple Spinach Salad for dinner and it was DE-LICIOUS!

First, you will scrub, peel, cut in half, then slice your potatoes in 1/4 inch pieces (pretty thin). By the way, can you see my little scrubber brush in this picture?? I love that thing! I scrub my potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and more with that thing! It's great!!!!
After you cut your potatoes, you will chop your onion, green onion, and ham and add it to an OVEN SAFE frying pan that has 2 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP oil in it. Once they saute for 10 minutes and start to brown, you are going to beat 12 eggs, yes I said 12!!!!

Then add 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt to your eggs, as well as 1 TBSP chopped parsley, and pour it over your potato mixture, making sure it's evenly covered.
Next, put it in your oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees for 20 -25 minutes until it is golden brown around the edges and on top. Pull it out with a pot holder (and I recommend leaving the potholder on the handle, even if you have to attach it with a rubber band because I have burned my hand many a'times forgetting that it's hot once it's out of the oven and sitting on the stove).
To get it out of the pan, simply slide a spatula around the edge and slide it (or flip it upside down) onto a plate. Then, you can either slice it in squares for an appetizer or pizza wedges for a meal. You could technically make this for dinner or breakfast, or heck, eat it for lunch for all I care!
4 medium potatoes, peeled
12 eggs
1 small onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
12 pieces canadian bacon or ham, diced
1/4 tsp pepper
2 TBSP butter
1 TBSP oil
1/2 tsp salt

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.


Kaitlyn said...

This looks awesome! I am supposed to bring a potato dish to our mom's group this week. Do you have a good one?

Kaitlyn said...

Sorry, I didn't clarify, this is a potato (and egg) dish but I'm not sure if I could take it with me - casserole style.

Andrea said...

You could definitely take this one and cut into squares, but an even easier one that you could make the night before is the Breakfast Strata under breakfast items- hope that helps!

The Ryska Family said...

Mmm, i made this last night. Funny you said something about burning your hand on the pan that you forget is hot . . .ouch! Anyhow, besides the burn, and the language quickly followed it was yummy and fun to make.

Andrea said...

Glad you liked it Kara, sorry to hear about your hand, my hand sends your hand sympathy!

Natalie said...

Made this last night. Really good! Even had a slice for breakfast this morning. Callie loved it too!