Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spanish Omelet Ala Mika

Every since Mika posted a Spanish Omelet recipe on her Mikas Pantry blog, I’ve been wanting to try it. With Bev’s restrictive diet, I’m on my own for breakfast and she doesn’t really care for potatoes in an omelet, so this is the perfect time to make it.

I went on-line and looked at several recipes for a Spanish Omelet, including one called "The Authentic Spanish Omelet", and the three consistent ingredients were potatoes, onions, and eggs. I’ve heard of Spanish omelets as long as I can remember and probably eaten a few, but I didn’t know this – isn’t the internet a great tool?

Another thing that inspired me to make it now was a small, leftover, baked potato laying in the fridge, so that was the amount of potato I used.  Then I halved the remaining ingredients and added a clove of garlic as I’d seen it in some of the recipes, and I like garlic. I sautéed the veggies a little to warm them up, then added the beaten eggs, to which I’d added a little half and half, and the shredded cheddar. I like to always add dairy to my eggs for the creaminess and lift it seems to provide. I wanted to use our non-stick skillet with the plastic handle, that I doubt is broiler proof, so I just cooked it slowly on the cook-top with a lid until the top was set and slid it on the plate top-side up. I guess what I may have here is a Spanish Fritatta, but whatever it was called, I sure enjoyed it and with no meat and just a little olive oil and dairy, it wasn't terribly bad for me.

Several folks have recently posted their top ten recipes or favorite posts and I wondered how they kept up with it, then I noticed this tab called “stats” at the top of my signed-in page. Remember, I’m techo-challenged and have only been looking at this page of my blog for a year and a half. So I decided what the heck and clicked on it – WOW – there was all this information about my blog. Why didn’t somebody tell me about this? My all time most read post was Country Ham For Supper And Breakfast on Aug 11, 2010 – I had no idea. As for our best meal of the last year, the prime rib in my previous header picture, from Christmas Day, would be hard to beat.

I've noticed two things - I've been producing some pretty long blogs and I'm more likely to read the shorter ones from others, so I'm trying to shorten mine and hold them to one topic.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.



  1. I wish I had a leftover baked potato in the fridge...I'd have this for breakfast. I even have some Manchego cheese. Can't wait to try it tomorrow. I'm always looking under the hood of my blog. The stats are fun. My most read blog is a pasta salad recipe followed by a Bobby Flay burger. If you're going to write shorter, does that mean my comments have to be shorter? :-)

  2. It took me a while to find that stats link. Blogger only added it a few months ago and so it was almost like they just snuck it in! This omelet sounds delicious!

  3. This fritatta/omelet looks healthy and delicious, Larry. If you cook it in EVO oil and don't add a lot of animal fat, it's a great source of protein . . . so you're doing it right! :) Stats are fun, aren't they?

  4. I love combining potatoes and eggs - looks good to me. You are the leftover king!

  5. That omelet looks YUMMY.. My hubby is my Omelet King... He can make the best omelets I have ever had...

    I agree about long blogs... I 'try' to keep mine from being too long --but sometimes it's hard... ha

  6. I want this for breakfast tomorrow!!

  7. I don't know how I missed this post Larry! I love meals like this for a weekend breakfast or supper. Thanks for trying something off my blog! ;)

  8. I didn't know what a Spanish omelet was either. Now I know!


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