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Andy Bates is known for his hearty street food. His modern twists on classic dishes are fuelled by his international travels and a passion for re-discovering and cooking great British food. As the gaffer of specialist food company ‘Eat My Pies’, Andy brings the best of British food back to the public, including classic tarts, pies, Scotch eggs and, of course, some tasty puddings.

Andy is a contributing chef for Food Network UK and has already had two successful series broadcast on the channel - Andy Bates Street Feasts and Andy Bates American Street Feasts. His latest series, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts, launched in February 2014. All three series follow him as he travels across continents to explore the world of street food and find the stories and people behind the recipes. As a result, he has become a leading expert on street food, with regular appearances on the street food circuit. Andy, who lives by the quote "You should always finish on a little bit of pudding", has also written a cookbook offering modern twists on classic dishes.

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Portuguese Tortilla

Andy Bates

A great snack that can be eaten warm after cooking or chilled for the next day, and especially great for picnics and hampers. Serve with a green salad to bulk out for a main meal.

If chouriço Portuguese not available then just use chorizo or omit the meat for a vegetarian version.

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My portuguese tortilla

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Ingredients

  • 300g Portuguese chouriço, cut into thin slices
  • 300g waxy potatoes (Charlotte or new potatoes) par boiled, cut into thin slices
  • 1 white onion, peeled, halved & thinly sliced
  • flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 7 large eggs beaten.
  • 3 tbsp olive oil for cooking

Method

In an 8” skillet/frying pan heat the olive oil to a medium heat and add the chorizo and cook off for 5 minutes to colour and release their cooking juices. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the chorizo onto a plate and rest until needed. To the pan, add the potatoes and onions and gently cook for 20mins until the potatoes are cooked and the onions are softened and translucent. Return the chorizo to the pan and mix.

Pour the onions, potatoes and sausage into a bowl and return the skillet back to the heat adding a little more oil. Season the potato mix, add the eggs, quickly stir and pour back into the skillet, flattening the mix a little to create layers in the tortilla.

Cook for around 6-8 minutes until the edges are set and centre is slightly runny. Run a spatula around the edges occasionally whilst cooking.

Place a plate upside down onto the skillet, invert onto the plate and slide cooked side up back into the skillet. Return to the heat for a further 4-6 minutes until completely set. allow to rest for 10-15 minutes and serve in the skillet or inverted onto a plate/serving board in wedges or squares.