Sweet Potato & Leek Tortilla

Sweet Potato & Leek Tortilla

Two years ago I introduced you to the traditional Spanish Tortilla. Just like pasta and ice-cream the sky’s the limit what you can put in your tortilla. Courgette and new potato is a good combination and this time round it includes two of my favourite vegetables: sweet potato and leek. Never be afraid to experiment!

If you’re looking for more egg ideas, don’t forget to check out the roundup of Blog Your Omelet organised by Nuria of Spanish Recipes.

Sweet Potato & Leek Tortilla
Serves 4
Preparation: 10 mins Cooking: 20 mins
Weight Watchers POINTS: 4½

Sweet Potato & Leek Tortilla

  • 450g (1 lb) sweet potato
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 leeks, trimmed
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 125ml (4fl oz) milk
  1. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) chunks. Cook in boiling salted water for 5-8 minutes, until just tender. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Thinly slice the leeks. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the leeks and cook until softened. Add the sweet potato and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potato is just beginning to colour.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then pour into the frying pan. Cook gently until the tortilla is set on the bottom.
  4. Place the drying pan under the grill and cook until the tortilla is puffed and golden. Serve straight from the pan.
Serving Suggestion
  • Serve on its own or if you’re feeling virtuous, serve with a green, leafy salad and simple vinaigrette.
  • The tortilla is not suitable for freezing.
  • Make sure you use a frying pan which is suitable for placing under the grill.
  • For those not on a diet, you can substitute the milk with single (light) cream and sprinkle cheese, e.g. Gruyère or mature Cheddar, on top of the tortilla before placing it under the grill.

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  1. says

    Dear Michelle, thanks so much for your fantastic contribution to the event!!! Your omelet looks so tasty and yummy :D. Sweet potatoe is an ingredient I never used for my omelets… I will try your recipe for sure!

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