22 January, 2016
SWEET POTATO TORTILLA WITH GOAT CHEESE
There are 2 things I love to eat when I am in Spain: a paella and a tortilla. I could spend my holidays eating just these two. Easily!
Cooking a paella is an art of its own and so far I haven’t made one myself. This will be one of my next challenges. A lovely spanish girl recently sent me her recipe. So I gotta try this for sure! I promise to share me experiences here.
A tortilla is very easy and quick to make. You don’t need a lot of ingredients and it is inexpensive.
You can eat it cold or warm. Depending on your own taste and preference. I personally like both versions.
The classic spanish tortilla is made of potatoes, eggs and onions. Even though I love the simplicity of this dish I wanted to give mine a bit of a twist. So I swapped potatoes for sweet potatoes and added goat cheese and turkey ham.
And here we go…
500 – 600 gr. sweet potatoes (peeled & cooked)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion
100 gr smoked turkey ham
7 – 8 eggs
200 gr goat cheese roll
salt & pepper
Peel the sweet potatoes, cut them in medium sized cubes and cook over a medium heat in slightly salted water for about 10 minutes. Make sure they don’t get too soft
Chop the onion and the turkey ham
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a ovenproof pan, add the chopped onion and cook until translucent
Add turkey ham and sear for about 2 – 3 minutes
Take the pan off the hob
In the meantime break the eggs into a medium large bowl. Add salt and whisk with a fork. Don’t overbeat them!
Preheat the oven to 200 °C
Transfer sweet potatoes, onion & ham to the eggs in the bowl
Cut the goat cheese in pieces and add to the mix
Put the frying pan over a medium heat and add 1 tbsp oil
Pour the egg potato mix into the frying pan and immediately turn the heat down to low
Cook the tortilla for about 1 – 2 minutes
Then place the pan in the oven and bake the tortilla for approx. 15 minutes
When ready take the pan out of the oven, hold a large plate firmly over the pan and flip. THe tortilla should now (hopefully) fall onto the plate.
Let the tortilla sit for a few minutes before you cut it.
Sprinkle with chopped chives.
Have a blonDISHious day,
I really like simple dishes like this. Easy to adjust to suit what you have on hand. Thanks Sabrina.
Sabrina…this looks absolutely delicious. I’ll be making this! The ingredients are everything I like 🙂 thanks xx
This was a double-premiere for me: I never tried tortilla before, neither did I try sweet potatos. So I was very curious when I took the pan from the oven. My opinion: I liked the sweet potatos, but they didn’t really fit for me with the tortilla. They were too sweet in combination with the goat cheese. But only for me, my boyfriend and my parents loved it! Taken as a whole I really liked the tortilla. I’m sure I’ll try it again, only with salt instead of sweet potatos.
Looks delicious.. A definite must try!