Spanish Omelette with Serrano Ham
IngredientsServes 4 to 6
½ cup (125 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tsp (5 ml) kosher salt, or to taste
1 pinch black pepper
3 tbsp (45 ml) store-bought or homemade aioli (garlic mayonnaise)
3½ oz (100 g) Serrano ham
1 handful baby greens
- In a large nonstick frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 2 minutes, until just softened. Add potatoes and stir gently. Allow to cook, tossing occasionally, for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until onions are slightly caramelized and potatoes are cooked through.
- Drain off oil, reserving 1 tbsp (15 ml) for use in step 3, (remainder can be discarded or kept in refrigerator for the next time you make a Spanish Omelette) and transfer potatoes and onion to a medium bowl. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then add eggs, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Mixture will thicken up as eggs are absorbed.
- Heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) reserved cooking oil in a 6-in (15 cm) nonstick frying pan over high heat and add egg mixture. Cook for 1 minute, then reduce heat to low and cook for 3 more minutes. Loosen sides of omelette with a silicone spatula, then place a large plate upside down on top of pan. Carefully flip pan over plate and tip out omelette, then slide it back into pan and cook for 1 minute on high and another 3 to 4 minutes on low, or until golden and cooked through.
- Turn out omelette onto a serving board or plate. Spread aioli on top and top with Serrano ham and greens. Cut into wedges to serve.