Saturday, 1 November 2014

Saturday Supper - Potato, Leek and Cheese Tortilla

Evening Everyone,

Just enjoyed a ghoulish hour or so watching the Halloween Strictly - brilliant! Hope you are having a creeeeepy evening too. No bonfires and fireworks here tonight, the weather is dire - enough rain to dampen any witches spirits :)

It's been quite some time since I posted a recipe so I thought I'd remedy that tonight with one of my favourite ways of cooking eggs.

Potato, Leek & Cheese Tortilla


  • Butter for sauteing 
  • 1 small leek or half a large one, sliced thinly and washed
  • 225g cooked potatoes, (about 1-2 medium sized) 
  • 6 eggs
  • 85g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried herbs or 1 tablespoon fresh herbs finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan
  • Saute the leek in the melted butter for about 5 mins until softened
  • Cut potatoes in half and into slices about 0.5cm thick
  • Beat the eggs, add seasoning to taste, then stir in the cheese and herbs
  • Add a little extra butter to the pan if needed here
  • Add the potatoes to the leeks, then pour in the egg mixture.
  • Turn the heat to low, then cook for 10 mins until almost set
  • Place under a hot grill for a couple of mins more until the top is bubbling and golden.

  • Slice into wedges and serve with a salad.

 Very tasty!

I did hold back some of the grated cheese to sprinkle on top of the tortilla before popping it under the grill - I love grilled cheese :)

Note: this is a great dish for making leeks palatable for those who are not fond of the noble vegetable.

Hope you give it a try and do let me know what you think if you do.

Happy Eating,


cuilliesocks said...

This looks so tastey, must give it a go, Kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Looks very tasty Elizabeth. Dreadful day here also.

Di said...

Oooooooh this look and sounds so, so yummy Elizabeth! One to try for sure, I haven't posted a recipe for far too long either :(


Di xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Elizabeth,
That looks tasty. It has all my favorite ingredients. : )

Carole Pollard said...

Looks delicious thanks for sharing Love and hugs Carole x

Neet said...

Leeks are a fave of mine, sadly not of the other half. Must say I will give this a try. Seems a perfect supper dish to go with Strictly. Are you as addicted as I am. Wonder who will go out tonight? I can't help feeling Ms Murray is like a wooden dolly clothes peg. (sorry Scotland!)
I'll think of you tonight when the results are in, maybe eating this dish of yours?
Hugs, Neet xx

Anne said...

Looks yummy - thank you for sharing the recipe. x

Sandra H said...

Gosh that looks yummy so easy the recipe too must give this ago thank you for sharing it x

Highland Monkey's said...

Ooh that looks very tasty. A good way to use up some bits and pieces and I'm sure its quite substantial with added salad or whatever. Cheap and easy...that's my kind of cooking!! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog :0)