Hola! Bienvenido a Cuba

Virtually anyway.

This month the members of My Kitchen My World traveled to the island off the tip of Florida – Cuba. And while we had month to visit the island some of us, ok–Me, waited until the last minute to actually cook a Cuban dish. There were so so many to choose from it was difficult to settle on just one, but I did.

potato omlet

    Spanish Potato Omelet

It was quick. It was easy. It was tasty. According to what I read it is commonly served in Cuba and eaten warm or cold. We ate it warm. With dinner. And we will eat it again. Often.

    3-4 medium potatoes, peeled
    1 whole yellow onion
    3-4 large eggs
    1/3 cup of olive oil for pan frying {the original recipe called for 2-3 cups but I didn’t deep fry my potatoes.}
    Salt to taste

Heat 3 Tbl of oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the sliced potatoes until almost soft, stirring from time to time so that they don’t burn on the bottom of the pan. Add the onion and continue frying until all the vegetables are soft.

Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, etc. and mix well and check seasoning.

Heat the remaining oil (about 2 1/2 TBL) in a frying pan on a moderate heat. Pour in the potatoes and eggs and shake the frying pan from time to time so that the omelet doesn’t stick to the bottom. Once the bottom of the omelet has set, turn the heat down low and cover the pan

After about ten minutes, turn the omelet by placing either a flat plate or saucepan lid on the frying pan and quickly turning over.

Gently slide the omelet back into the frying pan and continue frying, once again shaking the pan from time to time so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom, until it has set all the way through.

Serve warm or cold.

With a little salsa on the side it was just right.

I didn’t use all the oil originally called for because we are trying to cut down on fat in our diet. You can use much less oil and cook the potatoes slowly and/or cover and let them steam some after they are well browned.

Perfect for breakfast, too.

My Kitchen My World is open to anyone who wants to try cuisines from different countries. Just visit the website. See what the country of the month is, cook a dish and leave a comment on the MKMW website. Easy!