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Onion and Potato Omelette    Veg HT MC Tunisian 45mins

Tunisian Name: Maacouda Bil Batata

Serves 4    Hot Vegetarian Vegetable Main Course Tunisia Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Nth Africa North African

400g/14oz Potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
6 Eggs
1 teasp Harissa
1 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander (Cilantro)
1 tbsp freshly chopped Parsley


1. Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cook for approx 15 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and golden. Set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, lightly whisk the eggs with the Harissa, herbs and salt. Set aside.

4. Once cooked, drain the potatoes then return to the saucepan and mash over a low heat.

5. Add the onion and garlic and mix well then remove from the heat and gradually beat in the egg mixture.

6. Preheat the grill to hot. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan, add the egg and potato mixture, spreading it evenly over the base of the pan, and cook over a very low heat until the bottom has set.

7. Brown the top under the preheated grill. Serve hot.


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