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    Spanish Tortilla

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    Midwest Maven's Note:

    This simple dish can be served as part of tapas or as a light lunch.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a 10 inch non-stick skillet over high heat.
    2. 2
      Then lower the heat and add the potatoes, onion, and garic, and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are tender.
    3. 3
      Beat the eggs in a large bowl, and season generously with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potato mixture to the bowl of eggs.
    5. 5
      Pour off the excess oil, reserving 3-4 tbsp of it, and scrape away any crusty bits from the bottom of the pan.
    6. 6
      Reheat the pan and add 2 tablespoons of the reserved oil.
    7. 7
      Pour in the potato mixture, smoothing it down to make an even layer.
    8. 8
      Cook for about 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the bottom is set.
    9. 9
      Shake the pan and use a spatula to loosen the sides of the tortilla.
    10. 10
      Place a large plate over the pan, and carefully invert the tortilla onto the plate.
    11. 11
      Add about 1 tablespoon of the reserved oil to the pan and swirl around.
    12. 12
      Gently slide the tortilla into the pan, cooked side up, and use a spatula to tuck down the sides.
    13. 13
      Continue cooking over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until set.
    14. 14
      Remove the pan from the heat and slide the tortilla onto a serving plate.
    15. 15
      Let it cool for at least 5 minutes before cutting.
    16. 16
      Can serve hot, warm, or at room temperature with a salad.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 27, 2012

      I have never met a potato I didn't like and this is no exception! I made it exactly as written and would not change a thing. I used it as a side dish at dinner but kept going back for 'just one more sliver' right up until bedtime. There is none left and I should be ashamed. I'm not - it was delicious! Made for the Bistro Babes - ZWT 8

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    • on July 25, 2012


      I skipped right over a key word 'non-stick' skillet and used a stainless steel skillet. The result was far from pretty, but the flavours were still there. I really enjoyed the meal although it looked more like scrambled eggs with potatoes :). I added fresh chives on top and served with sliced tomatoes and salsa. Made by a fellow Bistro Babe for ZWT8

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    • on June 11, 2011


      Made exactly as written. I was craving a Spanish tortilla and it fit the bill. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spanish Tortilla

    Serving Size: 1 (141 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 314.2
    Calories from Fat 205
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 186.0 mg
    Sodium 78.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 8.5 g

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