24 August 2010

Zucchini (Courgette) and Onion Omelet (Truita de Carbassó i Ceba)

Today is about an special and delicious omelet that my grandmother used to make me for lunch. The taste for me is kind of sweet and I like it a lot. I told you about it in another post

What you need for 2 people:
5 eggs
2 zucchinis
1 onion
salt and oil

There are 2 main important points here: 
1. Don´t peel the zucchinis, it tastes much better like this
2. Let them be fried for at least 30 minutes...they should be sooo soft

Let´s start:

Cut the zucchinis in small pieces. Fry them slowly till they are very soft. Be generous with the oil. When they start to be soft, add the onion previously sliced. Let this fry for at least 15 minutes more. We want very soft zucchinis (don´t worry if they break or melt a little bit) and the onion should be cooked enough. Add salt.
While frying, break the eggs and whisk them gently in a big bowl.

Once it is done, add the onion and zucchini in the bowl with the eggs and avoid pouring the oil too. 
Dump the mix in altogether in the frying pan with some oil ( 2 tablespoons of oil).
Then you have to be careful because the omelet easily can get stuck on the frying pan. To avoid it, shake the frying pan once in while. Also it is important to lean the saucepan back and forward while you separate it from the border. Egg will reach homogeneously all the omelet if you do it this way.

Once you think it is done (it takes less than 5 minutes), flip it, and shove it back in the frying pan in order to cook the other side.
And that is all. The most difficult part is flipping it, so for that be sure the frying pan is not very heavy and you have the right dish or lid and it is not slippery. I would recommend to check it beforehad. That is a clue step!

Check the Spanish Omelet post. You will find some pics and further explanations about how to make an omelet.

Enjoy and Bon Profit!


  1. Yay! A Catalan food blog! I live in Barcelona too and have a food blog. www.barcelonabites.com

  2. Great! Nice to hear from you. Your blogs look wonderful! Welcome to Barcelona after a long trip around the world :-)


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