Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española
 
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Tortilla Española can be served as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tapa, snack, hot or cold... It is easy to make and will be enjoyed by all without all the fuss.
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Recipe type: Appetizer & Tapas, Breakfast
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 2 large Russet Potatoes – peeled and cubed in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large Onion, diced into large pieces
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 6 large Eggs
  • Splash of Milk (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 6 - 8 slices of Roasted Red Peppers
Instructions
Mise en place
  1. Peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Dice onions, mince garlic and slice red peppers..
  3. Crack the eggs, add milk & salt/pepper in a large bowl and beat until pale yellow in color.
Boil potatoes
  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Add 1 tsp. of salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are almost completely tender but not mushy or falling apart (about 10 minutes).
  4. Drain and let cool for 5 minutes.
Saute onions, potatoes & garlic
  1. Heat 2 tbs of the oil in a skillet and cook the onions over medium heat until brown (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Introduce potatoes to the skillet for the last 3 - 4 minutes to combine flavors and brown potatoes a bit.
  3. Add Garlic for the last minute.
  4. Remove from heat.
Bake tortilla
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a glass pie pan and place onions, potatoes and garlic in pan.
  3. Pour egg mixture into pan distributing it evenly. Tap on counter a few times to remove air bubbles.
  4. Transfer the tortilla to the oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until eggs are set, and and potatoes are tender.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 5 - 10 minutes.
  6. To remove the tortilla from the pan, run a knife around the edge and invert on to a plate.
  7. Place red pepper slices on top, cut into wedges and serve.
Notes
Inspired by the Tortilla Española at Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant back in the late 1990's

More Tortilla Española Pics

Potatoes, onions and garlic sauteing

Potatoes, onions and garlic sauteing

Tortilla Española before going into the oven

Tortilla Española before going into the oven

Tortilla Española just out of the oven

Tortilla Española just out of the oven

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