Spanish Omelette

After so many years of cooking FAILSAFE food, I hardly every come across something new that I don’t have to modify terribly much.  I don’t know how I missed Spanish omelettes.  With this recipe from BBC Good Food only needed to swap leek for onion and change the oil.  It makes for a very simple and quick mid week meal served with a salad, would be great for weekend brunch, and the left overs go well in the lunch box.

Spanish Omelette

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 hours
Total time 40 hours, 15 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Lunch, Lunch Box, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Warm
A quick and easy mid week meal or casual weekend lunch.


  • 500g potatoes (peeled and thickly sliced)
  • 1 leek (chopped)
  • 150ml rice bran oil
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt (to taste)


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
2. Add the potatoes and leek and stew gently, partially covered for 20 to 30 minutes until the potatoes are softened. Stir occassionally.
3. Strain the potatoes and leeks into a large bowl, saving the oil.
4. Beat the eggs together then stir into the potatoes with the parsley. Season with salt.
5. Heat a little of the kept oil in the frying pan.
6. Tip everything in and cook over medium heat. Use a spatula to push the omelette into a cushion shape.
7. When the omelette is almost set, invert it onto a plate and slide it back into the pan. It will be upside down now. Cook for a few more minutes, pushing the edges in again.
Slide out onto a plate and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Spanish Omelette
9. Can be served warm or cold.


FAILSAFE / Low Chemical, gluten free, dairy free

Leftovers are also great in the lunch box.

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