A sweeter version of our classic Spanish omelette and the perfect solution to get rid of those leftover sweet potatoes that threaten to set a permanent camp in your cupboard before you figure out what to the heck to do with them.
I yet need to become more familiar with the size of the veggie bags when I do my online grocery shopping. Or at least that is what I thought during my last order, when I intended to buy some few sweet potatoes and what I really got was a monster-size bag of these root vegetables, big enough to feed an entire family of starving orcs for a full winter season.
So what do you do with such a big bag of sweet potatoes? You make a Spanish omelette. Only that a Spanish omelette per se doesn’t contain sweet potatoes but rather standard potatoes. I say who cares? I do not have a huge bag of potatoes in my cupboard but I do have one full of sweet potatoes after all. So long life to unorthodoxy and say hello to the Spanish sweet potato omelette!
I promise that you will like the result as much as I do. It is as good as the regular Spanish omelette but of course, sweeter. Perhaps a bit cloying if you intend to eat the whole thing. But nevertheless great for an individual portion or a ‘pintxo’. Just serve it on toast, with a bit of mayo and some salad leaves for a bit of freshness and crunch.
Also, I haven’t tried it yet, but my gut feeling says that it might work very well if you add spinach to the [onion + sweet potatoes] mix. Or even braver, try with sardines, mackerel or salted cod… Enjoy it!