Call it what you will, potato frittata, Spanish omelette, tortilla española or even tortilla de patatas you still have a great base for the most simple and frugal of meals, this one uses smoked trout and capers to push it over the edge!
Smoked Trout Potato Frittata.
This Smoked Trout Potato Frittata is yet another smoked fish recipe here on Krumpli. One that joins a fairly long list.
In many ways, this is because it is difficult to get fish that is to my taste here on the great Hungarian Plain, but also because I love the stuff.
It is frugal and undoubtedly packs a massive punch of flavour. So much so that this recipe screams of the flavour of smoked trout but uses just 200g.
You could, of course, add more but it really is not required.
This recipe is also one of the larger dishes I make.
Primarily because potato frittata makes a wonderful lunch dish for the remainder of the week as well as a main meal.
The Magic of Capers.
A Frittata is nothing more than the Italian term for an open-faced omelette.
Omelettes are usually folded over to enclose the filling. A frittata does not do that and is often flipped out onto a plate.
It is essentially the same as a Spanish omelette with the potato filling probably being more tellingly Spanish rather than Italian.
Either way, this recipe is wonderfully simple to make. It also eats just as well, chilled, at room temperature and straight from the oven.
It is comforting in winter and also makes for a great picnic dish in the summer. All in all a great addition to any home cooks arsenal!
The Magic of Capers.
Capers appear all over the place on Krumpli, because just like smoked fish, I love them!
I use capers to ‘play the high notes’ in recipes.
For example, the potatoes, onions and eggs in this recipe provide the textural base for this meal.
The smoked trout provides the flavour base with that almost meaty, salty background. This is then set against the almost floral and zingy capers.
For those of you unfamiliar with capers. They are in effect the flower buds of the caper bush which has a much cooler name of the Flinders Rose.
Or they are they are the larger fully formed fruit of the caper bush. But as far as I am concerned you can use them interchangeably.
The only difference is that I chop the larger of the two. But if you are so inclined the smaller of the berries do look a little ‘neater’ in dishes.
Smoked Trout Potato Frittata
- 500 g Potato Sliced 5mm thick.
- 250 g Onion Sliced 5mm thick.
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 150 ml Olive Oil
- 200 g Smoked Trout Flaked.
- 50 g Capers Chopped if necessary.
- 10 Eggs Lightly beaten.
- 40 g Spinach
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a low to medium heat.
- Season the potato and onion with the salt and pepper and then add to the olive oil and allow to cook, partially covered for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally.
- After they are softened a little, drain reserving a little of the oil.
- Heat a 25cm skillet over a medium heat and add a little of the drained oil (just enough to coast the pan).
- Mix together these cooked potatoes with all of the remaining ingredients ad then add to the skillet.
- Add a lid and allow to cook for 20 minutes or until there is just a little wobble in the centre of the frittata.
- Remove the lid and flash under the broiler for 5 minutes until golden and that last wobble has just set.