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How to Prepare Potato Omelette (7 Easy Steps)

My friends always talked about the different types of omelette and they always try to describe the taste of an omelet to me and why I should try it. The conversation got to the point of making the omelets so we see which one tastes better.

This article is geared towards teaching you how to make Potato Omelete which was inspired by the Spanish Tortilla de Patatas. In Tortilla de Patatas, the Irish potatoes (spuds) are peeled and cut into small pieces, fried with olive oil and added to beaten eggs. There are other ingredients one can use for making this omelette, like onion and etc.

What makes a French Omelet different?

There are different types of omelets and there are different ingredients for making them. Most people prefer the french Omelete and some people are confused about what makes it different from others. The basic difference between a French omelet and an American one is how you handle the eggs once they are in the pan and also how you serve it.

A French omelet is stirred with a fork while the eggs cook to create a structure more like scrambled eggs and then rolled into a log. An American omelet using a dragging method to push the cooked eggs to the inside and the uncooked egg to the outside. Both still tastes nice, it all depends on the preference of the person eating it.

The American Omelete is a well-cooked and fluffy omelet, but the French style has a more custard-like texture and sits higher since it’s rolled. American omelets are also traditionally stuffed with other ingredients like cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, herbs, bacon, or ham.  You can actually make your own omelet it all depends on what you want in your omelet and how you want to prepare it.

Ingredients for making omelette

These are the ingredients for making your potato omelette

  • 2 Irish potatoes (spuds)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cooking spoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ ground black pepper
  • 1 handful green peas
  • 1 handful diced sweet peppers (fresh paprika)
  • 5 baby spinach leaves
  • Salt (to taste)

Things you should know about the ingredients:

To prepare a really delicious Omelette you must follow these steps and you must understands these.

  1. The quantities of all these ingredients can be varied to your taste and liking.
  2. You can use any other frying oil: sunflower oil, vegetable oils sold in Nigeria etc.
  3. You can use ugu instead of spinach.
  4. You can use tatashe instead of sweet peppers but please note that tatashe is spicy while sweet peppers are not. So if using tatashe, no need to add the cayenne pepper.

What you should do before making Potato Omelette

It is important you note these
  1. Peel the potatoes and slice into 5mm thick discs.
  2. Slice the onion.
  3. Dice the sweet peppers.
  4. Rinse the spinach leaves

How to Prepare the Potato Omelette

  1. Boil some water, add the sliced potatoes and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Grill to give the slices some dark stripes, see video below. This is optional.
  3. Beat the eggs.
  4. Add the peppers, green peas, onions and salt. Stir very well.
  5. Pour the olive oil in a frying pan and when it heats up, pour in the egg mix and spread it out.
  6. Lay the spinach leaves and the potato slices flat on the egg, making sure the potatoes and spinach are immersed in the egg.
  7. Cover, reduce the heat to very low and slow-fry for 15 to 20 minutes or till the egg cakes all over without burning.

You can serve your potato omellete with a chilled drink. You can also serve with toast, smoothies, akamu, custard etc.

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