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,