Leftovers idea: sag aloo frittata

Since a minor revelation last year, I’ve been finding Spanish omelettes much more satisfying, but they’re still a bit of a faff.

Now, given 70% of that faff is procuring a heap of tasty, well-cooked potato, and sag aloo is, largely a heap of tasty, well-cooked potato, this seemed like an obvious leftovers brunch.

Yeah, it works.

In fact, I’m totally making double the quantity next time I do sag aloo, or tacking on an extra portion next time I get takeout. It’s worth it.

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Spanish omelette

A couple of weeks ago, I realised I had been making Spanish omelettes wrong (or at least badly) for years. This mini epiphany came when playing Codenames (it’s brilliant, you need it) with a friend whose Spanish boyfriend had heard I liked food. He waxed lyrical aboutĀ tortilla de patatas the way his gran showed him to make, and then proceeded to show us how it’s done.

The key revelation was small but delicious: about a pint of olive oil.

Yep, it’s basically potato confit. Which, I’m sure is old news to most of you. But (light your pitchforks!) I’d been boiling them first, or occasionally frying them to an exterior crisp. No wonder I could never get that gooey unctuous texture in the middle. Thanks David! You and your gran have massively upped my omelette game.

Spanish Omelette

After tweeting about this over the long weekend, a few folks asked for my Spanish omelette recipe. “Oh, I checked and it’s basically just the Felicity Cloake one”, I said. But y’all wouldn’t be told, and now here I am makingĀ another of these. An omelette surplus – how ever will I cope.

So, just for you, Twitter Omelette Fans, just for you, here goes.

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