Tuesday, May 6, 2008

(Spanish) Tortilla

Back in college, er high school, er I forget when it actually was. But back in the day my parents, sister and I spent a family vacation in Spain, or "Espain" as they say it there. I remember it being pretty cool and liking the architecture in Barcelona and the history in Madrid. And I remember my sister flipping the bird to a group of men who were making cat calls at us and my Dad yelling "corupcio!" to a cab driver whom he thought was scamming us. And I also remember the tapas. Ooooooh the tapas. The Spanish meal which is not quite lunch and not quite dinner, but just quite perfect. Small, little plates of food meant to be shared. Looking back, a lot of the dishes were probably gluten-free -- including this little gem which I whipped up for a pre-Mother's Day meal for the fam.

(Spanish) Tortilla (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

2 lbs potatoes, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil
8 eggs
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil to a large non-stick skillet on medium-low heat. Then, add the onion and potatoes and saute slowly for about twenty minutes until the potatoes are slightly tender. Meanwhile, mix the eggs until throughly combined, add salt and pepper and then add to the pan. Cook the egg/potato mixture until the eggs are set -- about ten minutes. While the eggs are cooking, pre-heat your oven to broil and set place the skillet in the broiler for another ten minutes, or until lightly brown.

Let cool slightly before serving, or chill and serve cold.


Gluti Girl said...

That looks really good!

The Good Eatah said...

Thanks, GG :)

Whenever I'm cooking a large meal it's my go-to side dish because it's so simple to prepare.

Ricki said...

Sounds delicious, yet simplicity itself! Love the way you laid out the potatoes--must have taken ages!

Carrie said...

I had a great friend in high school who was a spanish exchange student! She taught me how to make these and I had forgotten about them! oh I have to make this very soon!! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing!!

The Good Eatah said...

Thanks Ricki! Would you believe they just ended up that way? You pour your eggs on top and let the potatoes lay as they wish; crazy simple :)

Your welcome, Carrie! I'm glad I could remind you :) I remember many tapas dishes being simple; I'll have to research more of them.