8 eggs (11 if you do not want to use cream)
250ml of cream
200g grated cheddar
300g waxy potatoes, boiled and chopped into chunks
1 bunch of chives chopped
two handfuls of spinach
salt and pepper to taste
As you can see from the ingredients this is a rather indulgent Spanish tortilla, most tortillas consist of eggs, onion and potatoes. However if you want to make one that is extremely decadent try our recipe!
Line a 20cm cake tin with baking parchment and pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius
In another large bowl, crack all the eggs and give them a good whisk, then simply add all the remaining ingredients and give everything a good mix. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper and then pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, place in the oven and cook until the mixture is set in the middle. This can take up to 40 minutes as the quantities above make quite a deep tortilla.
Once set and out of the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes and then lift out of the cake tin. At this point the tortilla can be cut and eaten, however it may be a bit messy, so we tend to leave it to cool completely before slicing, it can be re-heated at a later date.
We think tortilla is best served with a lovely big green salad and some vinaigrette.