Tortilla is a Spanish omelette cooked with potato and onion as its basic ingredients but peppers are a common and welcome addition. Tortillas can be eated hot or cold and when cut up make a perfect tapas which can be prepared and cooked in advance if served cold. Serve with a selection of tapas dishes such as marinated olives, spicy potatoes and chorizo bites.
1 red pepper
3 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper
Cut the onion into fine rings.
Peel the potatoes and slice thinly.
Chop the pepper into fine slivers
Fry the potatoes, onion and pepper over a low heat for 10 minutes until the potatoes are just soft.
In a large bowl beat together the eggs, pepper and salt.
Stir in the potato, onion and pepper.
Heat a little oil and then pour in the tortilla mixture.
Cook over a low flame for 5 minutes or until the mixture is almost set.
Turn the tortilla over and cook for a further 2 minutes or put under a hot grill for 2 minutes to cook the top.
Cut the tortilla into bite sized pieces and serve warm or cold.