October 28, 2007

Stir-fried vegetable and cheese tortilla

I just came across the Weekend Breakfast Blogging event. The October event deadline for submission is quite close, but I decided to try meeting it! We have omelettes occasionally and I just realized I hadn't made one in a while. I try to pack in as much nutrition as I can into a lot of my cooking to make sure my daughter eats healthy. She is usually game, especially if the process and final product seems exciting or unusual. A tortilla is a spanish omelette usually made with eggs and potatoes. This recipe takes a bit longer to make than the average omelette, but then this is a tortilla for Sunday Brunch!

4 medium eggs (I used 2 eggs and 2 egg whites)
1 tsp cornflour
¼ cup milk
1 cup approx. vegetables (I used capsicum, carrot, cabbage- all juliennes, potato diced, and some frozen corn and peas)
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
2 tbsp crumbled paneer
¼ tsp crushed black pepper
¼ tsp chilli flakes
¼ tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tsp butter + 1tsp oil
Salt to taste

Break eggs into a bowl. Add the milk, cornflour, black pepper, chilli flakes, herbs and salt. Beat well with a fork till blended.
In a non-stick skillet, melt butter and add oil. Sauté onions till golden. Add all the vegetables, except the capsicum. Sprinkle a little salt and stir-fry till almost done. Now spread the vegetables so they cover the base of the pan evenly. Pour the egg mixture and turn the heat down. Cover the pan and let the omelet cook slowly. Make sure the underside does not burn. When the top has set, slide the tortilla onto a plate and then back into the skillet so the other side cooks. After a minute or so, slide the tortilla back onto the plate again and back, once again into the skillet and sprinkle the cheese and paneer over it. Cover again for about ½ a minute till the cheese just melts. Switch off heat and remove cover.
Served warm (with or without tomato ketchup) alongside wholemeal toast and fruit, this tortilla is a complete meal. Hope you enjoy it.

This is my entry for Weekend Breakfast Blogging #16


marriedtoadesi.com said...

Thanks for the entry!