Tortilla de Huevos (Dominican Omelette)

This Tortilla de Huevos (Dominican Omelette) is basically a whole lot of vegetables thrown together and held by the egg and flour mixture.

What’s in a name?

For a a lot of people around the globe, especially for those that do not speak Spanish, tortillas are the corn-based thin flatbread that Mexicans have popularized the world over. For Spanish speakers tortilla (patata) is also the thick Spanish omelette containing potatoes and other ingredients. Many of us Dominicans grew up with yet another version of tortillas, similar to the Spanish one but containing flour instead of potatoes.

If only we Hispanic people would agree to speaking the same language.

This Tortilla de Huevos (Dominican Omelette) is basically a whole lot of vegetables thrown together and held by the egg and flour mixture.

This was a very popular weekend breakfast dish at my paternal home, my mom would serve it with some boiling yuca and some hot cocoa. Although the main concept remained the same, ingredients varied depending on what could be found in our fridge.

This tortilla is basically a whole lot of vegetables thrown together and held by the egg and flour mixture. Feel free to add whatever vegetables you like best, or can find in a pinch. Other candidates are broccoli, asparagus (not that they are popular in the Dominican Rep., but who cares?), even finely-sliced carrots. If you feel the need for a heartier breakfast add some sliced sausages or a bit of shredded cheese of your choice.

I don’t believe that you should go with the yuca, this is a pretty complete meal in and on itself, and is actually a substantial breakfast, but again, you are free to eat your food in whatever manner you like. I’d personally go with a warm cup of chocolate de agua, or a nice cup of latte.

This Tortilla de Huevos (Dominican Omelette) is basically a whole lot of vegetables thrown together and held by the egg and flour mixture.

If you feel like saving yourself some extra calories, you can go with my personal favorite, just pour all the ingredients into a baking pan and pop in the oven. It gets very fluffy and light, a bit souffle-like. Just make sure to use a non-stick pan for easy cleaning.

Buen provecho!

Aunt Clara

Tortilla de Huevos Recipe (Dominican Omelette)
 
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Tortilla de Huevos Recipe (Dominican Omelette): basically a whole lot of vegetables thrown together and held by the egg and flour mixture.
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Serves: 6 small slices
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into strips
  • ½ cup pitted olives , sliced (optional)
  • 1 onion cut into strips
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs, milk and salt and pepper.
  2. Add in flour to the eggs and whisk until it is well mixed.
  3. In a frying pan heat up the oil.
  4. Cook and stir the vegetables until they start to soften, add longer cooking vegetables first so the soft ones don’t overcook.
  5. Pour in the batter and lower heat to a minimum. When the eggs set around the edges flip the pan and cook the other side for 3 minutes, or until it sets.

    Tortilla de huevos (Dominican tortilla)
Notes
I have found that using a double-sided omelette pan makes this incredibly easier. I found mine at the local Nacional supermarket.

To make it in the oven just oil the pan (I like individual serving ones, but use what you have), arrange your vegetables in it, pour the egg mixture and pop in the preheated oven at 200 ºF [100 ºC] until eggs have set and it is light-golden on top (you can pinch it with a toothpick to check for doneness).

Tortilla de huevos (Dominican tortilla)

Comments

  1. Maggie

    What a wonderful site! I was taken back to my childhood with all your great recipes. You transported me back to DR with all your delicious stories. Amazing!!

  2. Tonia

    I finally got to make this the other night. It was yummy! I made it as is, baked it in the oven. The only things I added was a little fresh oregano from my garden and for my fussy guys, a little sprinkle of cheddar across the top. YUM!! Actually, I doubled the recipe, so there were leftovers. I've been enjoying it all week for breakfast. :-)

  3. Tonia

    These photos make me want to go out and buy a bunch of tart pans and ingredients to make these!! Lovely photos! Actually, I do have a large tart pan…. :-)

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