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Spanish Chorizo & Cheese Tortilla

What's the big idea?

Tapas dishes aren't meals in themselves - the idea is to keep bringing out various different tapas over the course of the evening for people to eat as they're drinking (and enjoying the game!).
Don't think "tortilla" as in Doritos, or even flour tortilla wraps. This is tortilla in the "Spanish omelette" sense, cut into wedges like a quiche. There are many different versions with alternative main ingredients - the spicy chorizo sausage makes this version a little unusual. Serve either hot or cold.

Shopping List

Here's the list of what you need:

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7oz chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1½lbs potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 4oz grated cheese*
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
*Manchego would be the traditional cheese to use, but any hard cheese, such as cheddar, will work

What To Do

  • Fry the sausage in a non-stick pan until browned on all sides - this may not require any oil
  • Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil if needed to the pan and fry the potatoes and onions for 3 minutes, turning frequently
  • Cover and cook over a gentle heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, and then stir in the parsley, cheese, sausage, salt and black pepper
  • Add the potatoes and onions, stirring gently but being careful not to break up the potatoes if possible
  • Clean the frying pan, and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the poato and egg mixture, and cook over a low heat until the egg begins to set
  • Place the frying pan under a hot grill (protecting the handle if necessary), until the tortilla has set
  • Cut into wedges and serve either hot or cold

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