Monday, 25 June 2012

Meals Under $10 - Spanish Omelette

Today's meal to feed a family of four for under $10 is a Spanish Omelette.  I make this in a large frying pan and once cooked divide into quarters and serve with a green side salad.  It is very versatile and you can use a variety of vegetables so it's a good meal to make just before grocery shopping day to use up the left overs.

Spanish Omelette (approx cost $7 - $8)
6 eggs
1 chorizo sausage sliced thinly or diced Bacon (or both)
1 onion, finely diced
1 cove crushed garlic
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tbsp paprika
salt, pepper
olive oil

In this omelette I used the following vegetables
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
1 bunch fresh asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
chopped parsley

In a large frying pan heat the oil and add the sliced chorizo and bacon and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.  Remove from the pan and add the garlic and onion.  Cook until transparent and then add the other vegetables.  Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes then stir the chorizo and bacon back into the vegetables and turn the heat off while you prepare the egg filling.  Turn on the grill to heat for later.

In a bowl whisk together the eggs with about 3 tbsp water, the paprika, salt & pepper to taste.  Pour this mix over the vegetables and chorizo in the pan and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

Cook over a very low heat to set for 8 to 10 minutes checking the bottom doesn't burn.  Place under the preheated grill for 1 or 2 minutes or until the top has browned nicely.  Cool slightly and serve which a green salad.


  1. Hi Chez - thanks for the story about Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh. I saw the broadcast of the race yesterday. They said that Tarmoh won by .001 seconds... but the leader board only shows two digits. I didn't realize there was a controversy about this one. I wonder if Allyson Felix is challenging it?

    Your post reminds me that I love eggs with a Spanish flair... we usually include Green Chile or Pico de Gallo... and then serve them in a tortilla with roasted potatoes or tots. :-) Mmmm, might have to make some of those soon.

    1. Yum sounds delicous. Capsicum is another vegetable that is in the traditional recipe.

    2. Chez - I just saw that Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh will be having a run off... I think this evening, or perhaps tomorrow evening. I forgot already. lol.


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