Tortilla with Chorizo and Red Peppers

I love the opportunity to cook lazy lunches away from the hustle of term time. Each season a new favourite emerges and in recent weeks I have been taking every opportunity to make this tortilla.

It’s by no means a traditional Spanish Tortilla but adds to the base of the dish with a few sweet and spiced flavours. I like to serve it with a green salad of lettuce, cucumber, spring onions, avocado and some cress or celery leaves depending on what I have in. It would be equally nice alongside some other tapas dishes.

Tortilla with Chorizo and Red Peppers

4 – 5 thinly sliced rounds of chorizo

1 white onion

1 red onion

2 spring onions

1/2 a red pepper

2 medium potatoes (approx 200 – 240g)

Olive oil

5 eggs

  • Thinly slice the onions, setting aside the greens of the spring onion for the salad.
  • Slice the pepper into thin strips. Set aside 6 or 7 strips for decoration and dice the remainder.
  • Slice the chorizo into strips ensuring that no pieces are stuck together.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a wide, heavy-based frying pan. Fry the chorizo until it is just crisping. Remove from the oil and lay on a piece of kitchen roll for later.
  • Peel the potatoes and slice into thin 2-3mm thick discs. Working quickly so the potatoes don’t go brown; lay the discs on a tea towel, cover with a second tea towel and pat to remove the moisture.
  • With the oil over a medium heat add the onions, peppers and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and toss well in the oil to coat with the chorizo-flavoured oil.
  • Turn down the heat to it’s lowest setting, cover the pan with a lid and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes. You can open it once or twice to give it a gentle stir if you like.
  • While the vegetables are cooking: break and lightly beat the eggs in a bowl or wide jug. I add the chorizo so it infuses the eggs with its paprika flavours.
  • Once the vegetables are ready: remove the long peppers for decoration then turn them out into the egg mixture and stir gently to combine.
  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pan, heat gently over a medium flame and then pour in the tortilla mixture.
  • Lay out the peppers on the surface and turn the heat down to its lowest setting.
  • Cook for about 25 minutes until the egg looks firm on all but the top. You can use a spatula to bring the edges away from the pan as it cooks.
  • If you fancy the tricky way of cooking the top use a flat wooden or ceramic board or plate to flip your tortilla and return to the pan for four or five minutes. If you’re more of a chicken (like me!) then pop it under the grill for 2 – 3 minutes until the egg is cooked.
  • Serve hot but also delicious cold!

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4 Comments

  • Reply @thatkat August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Latest at Housewife: Tortilla with Chorizo and Red Pepper Recipe – http://t.co/u1jtRThd

  • Reply Natalie August 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    well that looks just lovely, will be definatly be trying that one. thanks x

    • Reply Kat August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Natalie, I hope you enjoy it x

  • Reply GeorgiaBite September 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Looks scrumptious, thanks for the recipe!

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