chickpea flour

Vegan spanish tortilla -vegan omelette with potatoes and caramelized onions - Βέγκαν ομελέτα με πατάτες και καραμελωμένα κρεμμύδια - Βέγκαν ισπανική τορτίγια - Vegan in Athens

Vegan omelet with potatoes and caramelized onions– gluten-free, oil-free

When I was a kid, my second favorite food was the traditional omelet with potatoes my grandmother used to make as my top favorite food was the all-kid-favorite fried potatoes! So, since I managed to substitute fried potatoes with the equally tasty, oil-free, baked “fried” potatoes, I thought of making a delicious and healthy vegan, oil-free and gluten-free omelet. The recipe not only is absolutely tasty and cheap but also it’s really easy! All it takes is a good non-stick, medium-sized, frying pan!

Vegan spanish tortilla -vegan omelette with potatoes and caramelized onions - Βέγκαν ομελέτα με πατάτες και καραμελωμένα κρεμμύδια - Βέγκαν ισπανική τορτίγια - Vegan in Athens

In this recipe I try to approach the texture and taste of the omelet with potatoes -the traditional Cretan sfougato- my grandmother used to make, but without the animal ingredients and the huge amounts of fried oil. After several “trials and errors” I think this vegan omelet is one of the most delicious and hearty that I have made. A key role in its deliciousness is played by the combination of chickpea flour and corn flour, which balances the strong taste of chickpea flour and gives a more delectable color and texture. But my main secret is the addition of the caramelized onions. This unusual addition, inspired by the Spanish “tortilla”, helps keep enough moisture in the omelet and gives it a slightly sweet and appetizing taste that makes it unbeatable!

Ingredients

For the omelet

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour or corn meal
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the caramelized onions

  • 5 medium, dried onions, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

additionally

  • 2 medium white potatoes cooked and peeled

Vegan spanish tortilla -vegan omelette with potatoes and caramelized onions - Βέγκαν ομελέτα με πατάτες και καραμελωμένα κρεμμύδια - Βέγκαν ισπανική τορτίγια - Vegan in Athens

Method

1. Prepare the vegan omelet mix: Mix all the ingredients for the omelet with a fork or a mixer, making sure there are no lumps left. Cover and let sit for an hour.
2. For the caramelized onions: In the meantime put the sliced onions, garlic, salt and pepper in a non-stick frying pan, cover and cook in medium to low heat for about 20-25 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are softened.
3. Cut the potatoes into crescents 1/2 -1 cm thick.
4. Preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium to high heat. Pour the caramelized onions and potatoes in a bowl together with the omelet mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. Transfer the mixture into the pan and spread all the ingredients evenly. Lower the heat, cover the pan and cook in low heat for 20 minutes. Lightly weave with a fork to make sure the one side is golden brown and if it’s ready with a dish turn it upside down. Cook the other side for 5 more minutes and serve warm with fresh tomatoes, olives and bread!

Vegan spanish tortilla -vegan omelette with potatoes and caramelized onions - Βέγκαν ομελέτα με πατάτες και καραμελωμένα κρεμμύδια - Βέγκαν ισπανική τορτίγια - Vegan in Athens

Note: I usually like to prepare all the ingredients for the omelet in advance, for example the night before, so when I come back home from work the only thing I have to do is mix them and cook!

Vegan spanish tortilla -vegan omelette with potatoes and caramelized onions - Βέγκαν ομελέτα με πατάτες και καραμελωμένα κρεμμύδια - Βέγκαν ισπανική τορτίγια - Vegan in Athens

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Αλμυρά μπισκότα σκύλου - Vegan dog biscuit treats - veganinathens.com

Sugar free, vegan crackers for our dog(s) -that can be eaten from us too!

Sometimes during the day, I like to chew something, especially when the next meal seems to be much later and so does my dog! So I tried to create a recipe that would satisfy both of us and of course everyone else that would try it.

Since Petra –my dog- is very active playing all day long in the park and in the house, when I cook for her, I always try to combine the highest quality, most nutrient-dense ingredients, in order to give her the best she can get.

For this easy recipe I used ingredients that we both like and not surprisingly the result satisfied us both!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • ½ – 1 tsp salt (omit it if your dog is going to eat the whole bunch)
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • ½ cup oat flakes
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup finely ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • extra flour for dusting

Αλμυρά μπισκότα σκύλου - Vegan dog biscuit treats - Vegan in Athens

Method

  1. Combine the chickpea flour, whole-wheat flour, carob powder, baking powder and oat flakes and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil, water, salt in a bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add gradually the flours and the flaxseed, stirring with the spoon until a soft, non-sticky dough has been formed.
  4. Add the sunflower seeds and knead the dough lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
  5. Form the dough into a ball, cover with clear film or greaseproof paper and chill for half an hour or more.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ½ -1 cm.
  7. With a cookie cutter or a knife cut out shapes and place them on a large baking sheet.
  8. Bake in preheated oven to 180 oC for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and keep in an air-tight container.

 

 

 

 

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