Main course Spanish Starters

Spanish tortilla with chorizo


Cooking time
30 mins

6 Large free range eggs
125g Chorizo (sliced or cubed)
2 Large potatoes cut into 3mm slices
1 Onion, sliced
1 Clove of garlic, thinely sliced or crushed
1 Cup of peas
1 Red or yellow pepper, sliced
A good grating of parmesan or similar hard cheese
Salt and Pepper to season


Put a large frying pan on a medium heat with a good splash of olive oil, add the potatoes and fry until soft.  Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the cooked potatoes once they are cool, set aside.

Next add the chorizo to the pan and fry on a medium high heat for a few minutes until it starts to brown, add the peppers and onion and fry until softened, this will probably take around five minutes.  Keep on the heat and add the garlic and then add the peas.

At this point season the egg/potato mixture and add to the pan, at this stage turn onto a low heat.  Mix everything together in the frying pan and then just leave alone to cook.  It will cook on the hob for ten minutes, you should begin to see the eggs set around the edges, don’t be tempted to play around with the tortilla or mix it up.

At this stage place the pan under a hot grill and allow the tortilla to set on top, probably a further five minutes.  Serve with fresh tomato and salad.

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