Monday, 30 June 2008

Tortilla Rellena (Stuffed Potato Omelette)

Served all over Spain, tortilla is a well-loved and versatile dish that can be eaten at breakfast, later in the day as a tapas or as a light supper. Perfect to pack for a picnic too.
Spain's version of fast food is served from street vendors. The tortilla de patata, or potato omelette, is sometimes called the national dish of Spain. It's always served during the fiestas that Hemingway loved so much.
Another common way to eat tortilla is to place it inside a bocadillo or baguette sandwich. Simply cut a length of baguette, slice in half lengthwise and insert a piece of tortilla.

1. One ready made tortilla de patata
2. Eight pieces crab sticks - Sliced
3. Three tablespoons of mayonnaise
4. Dash of white pepper
5. Dash of hot paprika (optional)
6. Three pieces iceberg lettuces - shredded

1. Slice tortilla patata horizontally into halves.
2. Mix crab sticks, mayonnaise and white pepper - toss gently
3. Spread crab mixture on half of the tortilla
4. Sprinkle hot paprika on crab mixture (if using)
5. Spread iceberg lettuce and top with other half of tortilla.
6. Slice into serving portion and serve with a side salad of your choice.

1. It's delicious eaten warm or cold on its own without any stuffing.
2. Sometimes, I have combinations of shrimp, prawns and crab sticks as stuffing or tuna and hard boiled eggs.
3. If using frozen crab sticks, bring just enough water to cover crab stick to a boil. Plunge crab stick in boiling water for a minute, remove immediately, pat dry and slice.

Click on the external link below to find out how to cook tortilla de patata

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