08 January, 2009

tortilla española


We ate this growing up in Spain a lot, it is a main staple for sure, eaten in a sandwich, or as a tapa. It is not quiche but more of a thick omelet, a very yummy one too! Now that I have eggs, eggs, EGGS...I make it for dinner probably 2 a week :) We love it. Enjoy.








* 2 Tbs. olive oil approx.
*minced garlic
*1/4-1/2 onion
*salt and pepper to taste
*two medium potatoes
*10-14 eggs (depending on size of eggs)

Add olive oil, minced garlic, onion, salt and pepper a 9 inch saute pan. Saute for 2 minutes while chopping up the potato (as you can see I didn't peel mine but any good spaniard woman would. I NEVER peel potatoes though. You can peel them if you'd like to). Add in potato and saute until it is fully cooked and tender.

While that is cooking crack open eggs into a container and mix well. Take saute pan off the burner and pour contents into a medium bowl, add in eggs and stir gently. Place empty pan back on burner on medium heat for a second and then pour the contents of the bowl into the pan.

The first side should cook for about 5 minutes. While it is cooking be sure that it isn't sticking by going around the edges with a wooden spoon/spachula. Now for the tricky flip. If you are unsure head to the sink to flip. Place a plate (the lighter the better), it must be larger than your saute pan, on the top of the pan facing the inside. With one hand holding the handle of the pan, and the other on top of the plate, flip quickly. Now place the pan back on the burner, and the tortilla should be golden brown sitting on the plate. Scoot the tortilla back into the pan (raw side to the bottom of the pan) to cook second side. The second side should take about 3 minutes. A little less if you like it runny, a little more if you like yours cooked well throughout.

We love dipping tortilla in any sauces we have, right now we are using fajita sauce because we are trying to use it up...but my favourite is the staple ketchup. YUM! If you try it let me know, and shoot me a comment if you have any questions.

¡Que disfrute! (enjoy)

2 comments:

Angel said...

awesome!!!! i have lots of eggs to use and this will be the perfect treat for Ross!!! Thanks for the recipe!

bethany said...

great! I am sure he will be delighted :) Call me if I confuse you in the recipe!!