Lasang Pinoy 7 : Potato omelet

Because I feel so bad about not having been able to submit an entry for Lasang Pinoy 6, the pulutan edition, I am posting my entry for Lasang Pinoy 7: Gising na! ALMUSAL! (Wake up! Breakfast time!) a full 16 days before the deadline. It goes without saying that I don’t ever want to miss another Lasang Pinoy event again. potato omelet

Cooking potato omelet, or itlog na may patatas as we called it when we were kids, was something I learned from my father just as my husband learned it from his. Of course, my father’s version was much, much more oily; there were no non-stick pans when I was a kid.

I don’t know what it is about the combination of crisp fried potato cubes and scrambled egg that makes it such a hearty breakfast. I always thought that it was the happy childhood memories I associated it with that made it special. After all, it’s really quite a plain dish. Well, that theory sufficed until I had kids. The moment they tasted itlog na may patatas, they were hooked. They even have specifications for cooking it: not like a “real” omelet but stirred just as soon as the scrambled eggs start setting. With buttered pan de sal or, better yet, pan de sal and quesong puti (white cheese), it’s the perfect breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning. :)

Ingredients :

4 medium-sized potatoes
4 tbsps. of cooking oil
3 eggs, well beaten

Cooking procedure :

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut into half inch cubes.

Heat the cooking oil in a non-stick pan. Add the potatoes and pan fry over high heat until the edges are brown.

Pour off the oil. The oil that coats the bottom of the pan is enough to cook the beaten eggs.

Reheat the potatoes. Season with salt and a little ground pepper. Over medium heat, pour in the beaten eggs. When the eggs start to set, stir the mixture a few times. Allow to set once more then stir again. Repeat until the eggs are cooked and firm.

Serve hot with pan de sal and butter or quesong puti.

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  1. says

    there’s a story i read about the shipping tyconn onassis

    on a trip on one of his many yachts a chef prepared an omelette

    the tycoon suddenly stood up and demonstrated how he would cook one

    the chef was perplexed saying “sir its exaclty how i did it”

    to which Onassis replied “yes, but your life didn’t depend on it”

  2. says

    another dagnabbit! you beat me to it :lol: I have planned the same entry! We love this combination too. Well, my kids and I. Hubby thinks it’s weird. He’ll eat scrambled eggs and hash browns, but won’t eat it if they’re cooked together. Go figure!

  3. Rin says

    Miss reading your blogs. I’m still here in Manila. Yesterday was so hot and humid walking around Binondo. I miss the cold weather and the snow this time of the year. Talk about breakfast I have hot pan de sal, hamon, fried tikoy, left over butsi, suman sa ibos and hot arroz caldo with “mata ng baka”. What a life!

  4. says

    Oi! You made me hungry with memories of having this for breakfast. Dagdag pa ang kesong puti at pandesal! Ayayay! I’ve forgotten about making potato omelets altogether. Thanks for reminding me! :)

  5. says

    JMom, eh di same entry tayo hehehe we just might start the process of turning this dish into a classic!

    Rin, all that for ONE breakfast? Wow. Woooowww…

    MAricar, I’ll be posting another Lasang Pinoy 7 entry. Kesong Puti and Pan de Sal. Hmmmmm

  6. dexie says

    Ang No pun intended of course for eating this in the morning :)

    I haven’t had this in a while. Masubukan nga. But I need rice. I better go grocery shopping :)

  7. says

    I’ve only recently started enjoying eggs and breakfasty type foods, and this looks fantastic, I’m going to give it a try this morning.

    You have a fantastic blog, thanks for sharing.

  8. says

    Wow! What a great entry…so nice and early too! :) This sounds so yummy…I love the tortilla de patata my mom makes so this is a hit with me too :)

    Thanks for joining LP7!!!

  9. maite says

    The potato omelette we grew up with was different. My Fil-Am children raves and orders it all the time! We “julliene” cut the potatoes and cook them just like fries. And this is a true “omelette” stuffed with the potatoes and cheese (cheddar if you have it). Serve with rice! Yummy! Try it you’ll be hooked too! They should have renamed the recipe posted above as “potato scramble” not omelette.

  10. Alexie says

    Tried this out for breakfast just now and it was a hit (again^^ because your a fantastic cook and an angel for sharing your recipes)!! Made some additions though, sliced bacon, dried parsley, cheese and drizzled parmesan on top.

    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!!

  11. says

    It’s comfort food and I didn’t realize how good these two ingredients were together until we made them recently.

    Didn’t really have these as a child, but my nephew and niece loved it when we cooked our tortilla de patatas.

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