Project 2012: Day 246
Here's another simple “cook to impress” meal that any bloke can do. And let me tell you, it's easy, and absolutely yummy. You can use this for breakfast, or as part of a Tapas style meal for lunch or dinner. It's also perfect for those Sunday evenings when you want to prepare a quick meal.
This was partly inspired by Jamie's 30 Min Meals Potatoe Tortilla (& stuffed peppers) but largely my own invention.
- 1 x Red Onion
- 1 x Red Capsicum (Red Pepper)
- 2 x Tomatoes
- 6 x Eggs
- Handful grated cheddar
- Handful Almonds
- Lump of Stilton or other blue cheese
- Knob of butter
- 1/2 handful of Thyme
- Salt & Pepper to season
- Whack the grill onto about 200C
- Pop a metal handled frying pan onto the gas, high heat
- Drop in the knob of butter
- Finely slice the red onion and pop it into the frying pan. Stir it around to break up the onion and coat with the melted butter.
- Turn the heat to medium and allow to cook, stirring occasionally (don't let them burn)
- Chop up the tomatoes to ~1cm cubes
- Slice the capsicum to 1cm thin slices
- When the onions have caramelised, toss in the capsicum and tomatoe
- Break six eggs into the pan and stir with a non-stick friendly whisk. You don't want to beat the eggs, but rather have a marbled effect with the yolk and whites
- Once the egg starts to set, generously sprinkle the grated cheddar over the top
- Whack the almonds into the blender and blend until a fine crumb
- Add the stilton and blend again, until a cheesy fine crumb
- Wait until the cheddar is almost melted (the egg may still be runny, that's ok)
- Pull the leaves off the thyme and sprinkle over the top of the tortilla
- Cover with the cheesy almond crumb and pop in the oven
- Remove once the top is golden, pop it out of the pan onto a plate.
- Cut immediately and serve HOT
All up the dish shouldn't take you longer than about 20 mins
For extra goodness, you can make Jamies which includes about 6 new potatoes and drops the capsicum & tomatoes. He slices the potatoes and the onion into 1cm cubes and pops them in a lug of olive oil in the pan. Once they've started caramelising, he adds the egg, covers with thyme and cheese, but forgoes the almond crumb.
The cooking in the pan, followed by the grill is the same.
Whichever path you choose, will win you favours with your better half. I guarantee it.