Andalusian country tortilla recipe or the opportunity to take advantage of it all
From the humble but ingenious union of potato and egg, our revered Spanish omelette was born. A milestone in our gastronomy. But it was only the beginning, because we can enrich it to make it an even more complete and nutritious dish. The Andalusian country potato omelette is the perfect example of how to transform a basic recipe into an original, tasty and practical snack for any day of the week.
In addition, we will prepare this variant of the country omelette in less time thanks to the Maggi mashed potatoes. Made with 99% premium quality potatoes, without preservatives, dyes or gluten, Maggi mashed potatoes will guarantee you a creamy result with the usual flavor in less than five minutes.
When we have the honeyed and rich base of mashed potato ready, we will only have to enrich the filling with vegetables and a touch of our favorite sausage to dress this omelette for a party.
To give more variety to your family dinners and lunches, or also to serve it as a skewer in the aperitif or weekend brunch, go ahead and try the paisana variant with all the southern flavor.
- 115 g (1 bag) Maggi mashed potatoes
- 12 eggs
- 200 ml of water
- 100 ml semi-skimmed milk
- 100 g of fresh chorizo or serrano ham
- 200 g onion
- 120 g of red pepper
- 120 g of green pepper
- 120 g yellow bell pepper
- 100 g carrot, peeled
- 100 g of zucchini
- 100 g fresh or frozen peas (or round green beans, chopped)
- 1 large tomato grated
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and black pepper
How to do it step by step
Start by arranging all the ingredients on the kitchen work surface, take out the necessary utensils, and wash and dry the vegetables. With everything ready, you can start cooking, you will see how easy and fast!
We prepare the mashed potatoes
We heat the water in a saucepan with the milk and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and pour the potato flakes. Let it rest for a few moments and mix it gently to obtain a thick puree. We booked.
We cook the ingredients of the filling
We chop the chorizo or chop the ham and cook it in its own fat in a pan until golden brown. We drain the fat that has released and reserve it.
Finely chop the onion and cut the peppers, zucchini and carrot into 1.5 cm pieces. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and add the onion, peppers and carrot. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the zucchini, stir and cook for 10 more minutes.
Add the chorizo, peas and grated tomato, stirring to cook everything for a few more minutes, until the liquid reduces a little. Season to taste and remove it from the heat. Let cool slightly and drain on a colander.
We combine the ingredients and curdle the tortilla
We beat all the eggs in a large bowl with some rods and add the mashed potatoes. Mix without fully integrating the puree, regardless of lumps.
Add the drained sauce, mixing to integrate it evenly. We heat a non-stick frying pan about 26 cm in diameter and cover the bottom with two tablespoons of olive oil.
Add the mixture of puree, egg and stir-fry, spreading it well over the entire surface, and curdle it at medium power for about 5 minutes, on one side.
We turn the omelette with the help of a slightly moistened large plate. And finally we curdle on the other side another 5-6 minutes more, or until it is to the point that we like the most.
The best tips and tricks
A good raw material
Maggi mashed potatoes are always perfect and tasty thanks to the fact that it is made with 99% potatoes, carefully selected, washed, peeled and steamed. The same principle can be applied to the other ingredients of our country omelette if we want to get the wave made at home. Bet on first-class ingredients, with fresh local vegetables and a chorizo or ham that whet your appetite. If you cannot find any vegetables on the market, also take advantage of quality frozen or canned vegetables.
The importance of eggs
The mainstay of a good omelette are, without a doubt, eggs. The fresher, the tastier they will be and the better texture your country omelette will have. Use eggs from happy, free-range, cereal-fed chickens and you'll notice the difference. Leave them out of the fridge for a while before cooking so they will temper and curdle better.
Other recipes for tortilla paisana
Vegetarian paisana omelette
Are there vegetarians at home or do you prefer to save the sausage? No problem, the omelette will be just as rich if you cook it with a vegetable substitute, such as calabizo (a 100% vegetable pumpkin sausage), thick textured soy previously sautéed with paprika, or some cooked legumes.
Paisana seafood omelette
In the same way, you can add a marine touch to your omelette if you add chopped anchovies, natural mussels, canned mackerel or sardines to the filling. The flaked desalted cod is also a great option, or you can give it a more subtle touch with very chopped mojama or even some seaweed.
History and origin of the paisana tortilla
Tortillas have always been a traditional way to enrich the diet by taking advantage of the nutritional power of chicken eggs, which were formerly raised in almost every home. By adding the American potato, a much more satisfying and energetic dish was achieved, and also tastier. The paisana version, or "of the country", is nothing more than the entire collection of variants that in each region is prepared taking advantage of local products.
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