Spanish omelette with spinach and pancetta

Spanish omelette with spinach and pancetta

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From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

This omelette is easily adapted to a delicious vegetarian version by omitting the pancetta.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
or 1 sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 slices pancetta, chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
30g baby spinach, chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
spray oil
wholegrain toast, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan on medium. Add the potatoes. Cook, covered, for 10–15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are tender but not browned.
  2. Add the onion and pancetta to the pan and cook, covered, for 4–5 minutes, until the onion is tender. Spoon the mixture into a large bowl. Wipe out the frying pan with a paper towel.
  3. Add the eggs and chopped spinach to the potato mixture in the bowl and mix everything together well. Preheat the grill to high.
  4. Heat the frying pan on medium and spray with oil. Pour the omelette mixture into the pan and cook for 5–6 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom and almost set.
  5. Place the frying pan under the grill and cook the top surface for 2–3 minutes until lightly browned and firm.
  6. Cut the omelette into wedges and serve with extra baby spinach leaves and hot toast.

Variations

  • –Why not add some roasted tomatoes to the mix? Place quartered roma tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil and bake at 180ºC for 15–20 minutes until they start to collapse. Once cool, chop them coarsely.

    –Vary the mix with roasted pumpkin, zucchini and fetta cheese, peas and mint or capsicum, mushroom and caramelised onion.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
nutritional
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