Since we have a huge supply of sausage (we made more maple sausage the other night out of the wild boar we have), we decided last night’s dinner would either be some sort of pasta dish or a spanish omelette. We decided on the omelette since we had a few potatoes laying around. We’ve made these a couple times before (by we, I mean Cliff) and they’re always good. They’re basically like frittatas or giant omelettes. The difference between spanish omelettes and frittatas are the frittatas are baked in the oven. Spanish omelettes are fried in a pan (with the ingredients basically all the way at the top of the pan) then somehow (with a little luck) flipped over so the other side can cook. Here’s the ingredients we used:
Spanish Omelette with Potato, Maple Sausage, and White Onion
- 1/2 pound of sweet maple sausage
- 5 eggs
- dash of skim milk
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
First, I peeled and diced the potatoes and chopped the onion. I started cooking the potatoes first since they take the longest. Then added the onion, then the sausage.
While the main ingredients were cooking, I whipped the 5 eggs together with a little skim milk.
When the potato, sausage, and onion mix was done cooking, I added the eggs to the pan. It basically fills the entire pan up to the top (which it’s supposed to).
Now it was time to flip the omelette. What we did was hold up another frying pan to this pan, and just turn it over so it landed in the other pan.
The flip was a success!
On the side, we had spinach salads with apple, avocado, and seaweed.
So, we thought the “moment of truth” was flipping the omelette, it wasn’t. The real moment of truth was getting the omelette out of the pan when it was done cooking. Here’s a piece of advice: don’t even bother cooking eggs in a stainless steal pan. They always stick!
Sure enough…our beautiful spanish omelette stuck like crazy and basically came out looking like scrambled eggs.
Some even landed on the floor…
Here’s what a spanish omelette should look like (source):
Here’s what ours looked like:
Even though ours didn’t look quite as appealing as it should have, it still tasted great. We’ve successfully made these omelette’s before so I know it can be done. I’m just not sure it can be done in a stainless steal pan. Still tasty though!