This weekend we visited with our friends Armando and Monica. Monica is from Venezuela and a wonderful cook. On Sunday morning we were treated to a Spanish style breakfast that she whipped together with what she had on hand in her refrigerator.
Monica was going to make Spanish omelets but decided to make Scramble Eggs with Spanish Potatoes and Fried Cheese (queso frito). I’m not sure why she decided not to make the omelets but she said all you have to do is combine the potatoes with the eggs and cook in an omelet pan. She promised to send me her family Spanish omelet recipe to post.
Here are some photos of Monica preparing breakfast with some comments from me about the process. Everything was delicious and the potatoes were outstanding.
Monica sliced four or five potatoes along with 2 small onions and fried them in a little olive oil. She added some minced fresh rosemary but said you wouldn’t add the rosemary if making a Spanish omelet.
Meg getting the eggs ready for scrambling.
Monica cutting up the Queso Blanco cheese and turkey bacon. Monica said she normally uses chorizo, a type of pork sausage popular in Spain but didn’t have any so she substituted the turkey bacon.
Here’s the Queso Blanco, Spanish for white cheese that originated in Spain and spread to Mexico. Monica said you can find it at Costco.
Monica frying the cheese in a pan coated with a little olive oil.
Monica scrambling the eggs and turkey bacon.
The scrambled eggs ready to be served.
The most delicious Spanish onions with potatoes, onions and rosemary.
Doesn’t the fried cheese look delicious? It tastes even better.
Some bagels and croissants served with a selection of jams.