Mechanic’s Flat Potato and Feta Omelet


  • 8-12 oz small creamer or new potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-5 tbsp extra-virgin Greek olive oil, or as needed
  • 6-8 oz feta cheese, but into bite-size chunks
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 green onions, cut into thin slices
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh dill, or a large pinch of oregano leaves, crushed between your fingers


  1. Parboil potatoes until they are almost tender and drain; set aside.
  2. When cool enough to handle, slice about 1/4 inch thick, removing as much peel as comes off easily and leaving the rest.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cool.
  4. In a heavy nonstick skillet, add a tbsp or two of olive oil over medium heat, and gently brown the sliced potatoes  until they are golden in places.
  5. Add the feta cheese to the eggs and mix gently. (Don’t break up the cheese too much.)
  6. Then gently add the browned potatoes to the eggs and cheese.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. In a heavy nonstick skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke, then gently pour in the egg-potato-feta mixture and smooth out for even distribution.
  9. Cook over medium-low heat, every so often pulling up the cooked edges and letting the uncooked egg run down to the bottom of the pan.
  10. When the bottom of the omelet is browned golden – take care that you don’t burn it – cook the top, which should be slightly soft and runny but not terribly liquidy.
  11. Cook top by placing it under the broiler until it puffs lightly and acquires golden flecks here and there, for about 6 minutes.
  12. Cut into wedges and serve, sprinkled with green onions and dill.

Courtesy of Yummy Potatoes by: Marlena Spieler


One Response to “Mechanic’s Flat Potato and Feta Omelet”


  1. In Love With Spuds « Mandi's Cookbook - February 13, 2011

    […] I finally got around to trying a recipe today and based on my experience, hope not to wait so long to try another one. The recipe I tried today is called, “Car Breakdown on aGreek Island, Mechanic’s Flat Potato and Feta Omelet,” and you can find the recipe here. […]

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