Tortilla de Huevos or simply Egg Omelet is a Puerto Rican recipe made with eggs, milk, onions, and green peppers. Other ingredients can be used like olives, mushrooms, ham, and cheese if you like so get creative. This recipe does call for a bit of flour to help puff it up a bit but if you do not like it that way you can omit that from your omelet.
The Tortilla de Huevos is not unique to Puerto Rico but they have put their own spin on it like most places. No one is sure who invented the first egg omelet but humans have been cooking eggs since the discovery of fire. Many believe the first egg omelet was made by the ancient Persians.
Tortilla de Huevos ~ Egg Omelet
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- 6 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ¾ tsp cilantro
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp flour sifted
- 2 bell peppers diced
- 1 onion diced
- ½ cup tomatoes diced
- ½ cup pitted olives sliced (optional)
- ½ cup mushrooms sliced (optional)
- Mix the eggs, milk, cilantro, and a pinch of pepper.
- Add the flour and beat until everything is well mixed
- Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet.
- Sauté the vegetables until they are a little soft, add the vegetables that require the longest cooking first.
- Pour the mixture and cook over very low heat.
- When it hardens underneath, turn and cook on the other side. You can serve with bread, cassava, etc or simply alone.
The Worlds Biggest Omelet
On August 11, 2012, the Ferreira do Zêzere City Council in Santarém, Portugal made a record-breaking omelet that weighed an amazing 14,255 pounds and required 145,000 eggs and a 34-foot diameter pan to cook it in.
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