Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tortilla de Lechuga (Lettuce Omelette)

This recipe came from a cook book I got from Argentina.  I never had this while I was down there, but I had plenty of variations of it with different vegetables (chards and potatoes).  It turned out pretty tasty and is a good alternative to use your wilting lettuce.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 c. oil (only 1/2 if you bake it)
  • 2 c. shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 a medium onion (the recipe calls for a whole one, but half of one was plenty)
  • 2 tbls. flour
  • 4 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg

Directions

  1. Heat 1/2 c. oil, add onions and fry till transparent.  Add lettuce and mix thoroughly.
  2. Remove from heat and mix in flour.
  3. Beat together eggs andd salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste.
  4. Pour onion/lettuce mixture into egg mixture and add a little oil.  Mix well.
  5. (If baking skip to step 7)Heat up remaining oil in frying pan and pour egg/lettuce mixture into pan.
  6. Brown on both sides, server very hot.
  7. If baking, pour mixture into greased baking pan and bake until brown on edges.  Serve either hot or cold.

Yields: 2 servings (if that's your main course, otherwise you could get 4 small portions)

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