Monday, 4 April 2011

Recipe of the day

Tortilla de Espinacas
(Spinach Omelette)

Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (Iran). Spinach made its way to China in the 7th century when the king of Nepal sent it as a gift to this country. Spinach has a much more recent history in Europe than many other vegetables.
It was only brought to that continent in the 11th century, when the Moors introduced it into Spain. In fact, for a while, spinach was known as "the Spanish vegetable" in England.
Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. It is also considered to be a rich source of iron.

Serves 4-6

12 small eggs or 9 large, beaten
I large bag, pre-washed, baby spinach
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan. Fry but do not burn the garlic. Place the whole packet of spinich into the pan, a handful at a time. Cook for 1 minute. Add the eggs and blend into the spinach. Season.
Cook slowly, turning often until the omelette is cooked.

Fo a fuller, more substantial omelette, add sliced, cooked, potatoes at the same time as the spinach.