Cookbook:Omelette of Breadcrumbs

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Omelette of Breadcrumbs
CategorySpanish recipes
TimeAbout 10 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Spain

The omelette of breadcrumbs (in Spanish, tortilla de pan rallado) is a traditional recipe from Málaga, Spain. The origins of the recipe are uncertain and diverse.

The Romans cooked an omelette shaped cake which they called ovorum torta. The omelette recipe "with milk", with honey and ground black pepper, collected by Apicius, reveals his age.[1]

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Beat the eggs, adding finely chopped garlic and parsley successively.
  2. Add breadcrumbs, making sure the mixture is uniform.
  3. Cook the omelette over low heat with a few drops of cooking oil to prevent sticking.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • You can decorate the omellete with small slices of tomato or similarly, something not too fancy. It is usually served in a shaped cake.
  • Try beating the egg whites separately and then adding the yolks. You will get a more spongy omelette.
  • The amount of breadcrumbs can be modified by the diners. Adding more breadcrumbs makes a thicker omelette. Similarly, with less breadcrumbs, you will get a lighter omelette.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mapelli López, E., Cocina Tradicional Malagueña, Prensa Malagueña, S. A. Diario Sur, recipe nº 51.