Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spanish Tortilla

Apparently real Spanish tortillas are not what we call fact they are a potato egg dish thing. Perhaps you knew this already...I didn't! So today we made a real Spanish tortilla.

Spanish Tortilla


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 pounds potatoes - peeled and sliced
  • 2 onions - peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 3 oz prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Cut up potatoes, onions, and prosciutto.

In a pan put 1/2 cup olive oil and heat at medium/low heat. Throw in half your potatoes.

While these are cooking (for about 15/20 minutes) roast your red pepper. Once roasted, remove skin and chop up.

Once your potatoes are done cooking (when they are nice and tender) remove them and throw the rest of the potatoes in the pan and cook.

In another skillet heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Add onions and cook for about 15 minutes until brown.

When potatoes are finished cooking add them to bowl with other potatoes and let cool for a few minutes. Leave the oil in this pan you will use it again in a few minutes.

In a bowl whip up eggs. Add everything to eggs, prosciutto, pepper, potatoes, and onions.

Heat up oil in the potato pan and add the mixture to it.

Cook for about 10 minutes til edges are nice and firm. Here comes the tricky part and i have no pictures of this. Slide the tortilla onto a plate. (Make sure your plate is big enough, mine wasn't so a lot of it fell off.) Put skillet upside down over plate. Flip tortilla into skillet so the top is now on bottom and cook for another 4 minutes.

When finished slide onto plate and let cool to room temperature. Enjoy!

Nutrition (1/6):
Calories: 399.3 (most likely from all the olive oil which you could probably cut back on)
Fat: 25.7g
Protien: 12.5g
Carbs: 30.8g


Gastronomic said...

delicious. I made a frittata in my miniature cast-iron skillet yesterday.

Anonymous said...

This looks a bit on the well-done side. Is it? Was it good. Can Dad make me one? Are you coming home soon?

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