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Spanish omelette

rharrisjrphd Jul 17, 2008 11:46 AM

Where's the best Spanish Omelette in NOVA / DC? Looking for a thick, onion/celery/green pepper/spicy pepper sauce (think Lou Mitchells' in Chicago)

  1. BigEats Jul 20, 2008 10:13 AM

    If it's Spanish, there is no better kitchen than Taberna del Alabardero, whether or not they serve the omelet (but if you call ahead they'll prepare anything you want.).

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    1. re: BigEats
      hill food Jul 20, 2008 07:16 PM

      BigEats, I think you're referring to Tortilla de patata/espinaca etc. (which I love) but I think the OP is referring to the americanized version - more Denver omelette-y (which sorry, I don't love).

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      Jacey Jul 20, 2008 04:23 PM

      Did you already ask this in your breakfast post?

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      1. re: Jacey
        rharrisjrphd Jul 22, 2008 05:35 AM

        Similar to my other post....just specific to Spanish omelettes -- NOT a Denver; the key is a rich Spanish (peppers, onions, celery) sauce

        1. re: rharrisjrphd
          Elyssa Jul 22, 2008 06:12 AM

          Taberna del Alabardero makes a delicious tortilla if this is what you want. But I don't recall it having a sauce at all. Neither does the one at Jaleo if I remember correctly.

          1. re: rharrisjrphd
            hill food Jul 22, 2008 09:34 PM

            rharris, I'm sorry but are you referring to something Very eggy or still more about the ingredients?

            what's it closer to omelette or frittata? 'cause I don't remember peppers or celery in an Iberian peninsula egg dish served as a nibble. maybe sometimes with a garlic/parsley salsa verte - not a hot salsa (Americas) - sauce in the classic sense.

            I think the confusion is that sometimes we interchange terms from the Americas with those from Europe without clarifying.

            1. re: hill food
              rharrisjrphd Jul 23, 2008 05:07 AM

              good point. more omelette than frittata....not a watery salsa (which I have no aversion to!) but something like at Lou Mitchell's in Chicago --- almost "pasta" like.

              1. re: rharrisjrphd
                hill food Jul 23, 2008 10:26 PM

                then I'm stumped.

                1. re: rharrisjrphd
                  DCDOLL Jul 27, 2008 11:05 AM

                  just had something called a spanish omelette as part of the meat tapas for 2 at LaTasca last night. it was very light and airy, and had some sort of sauce but i don't remember it being overly spicy or anything. the omelette itslef was good.

                  1. re: rharrisjrphd
                    Rosco1 Jul 28, 2008 12:57 PM

                    If you want to try a real Spanish omelette, these folks make a good one:


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              markally Jul 30, 2008 05:54 PM

              It sounds like you are looking for more of southwestern/santa fe style omelette. I would love to find one in the DC/Baltimore area with fresh made chile. I had a couple of them in New Mexico and they were out of this world.

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