Sunday, May 30, 2010

Don't Jump to Conclusions!

Nice-Bite Tortillas: makes 16
2 tblsp olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 bell peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced
6 large eggs, beaten
half tsp dried chilli flakes
handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, and gently fry the onion and potatoes for 20 minutes until tender, turning frequently, and adding the garlic and peppers after 15 minutes. When ready, remove from heat and tip into a bowl. Leave to cool,
Put the oven on to heat at 200C, 375F, gas 6 and place in an empty 8" (20cm) square tin to heat up. Then stir the eggs, chilli flakes and parsley into the cooled onion/potato mixture, adding seasoning to taste.
Remove the hot tin from the oven, brush with olive oil and pour in the egg mixture. Replace tin in oven and leave to cook for 15 - 20 minutes. Press the top lightly, and if it still seems runny, return to the oven for a couple or so more minutes (you could turn off the heat and let it finish cooking in the residual heat).
When ready, remove from oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out. Cut into small squares and serve warm..
Note: This tortilla can be cooked in the morning then covered and kept in a cool place. Prior to serving, place in the oven pre-heated to 180C, 350F, gas 4, cut the tortilla into squares, place on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Warm through for 10 - 15 minutes, then serve.

As the above can be prepared early in the day - these make a good buffet food.