Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spanish Tortilla

So I promised you a recipe to follow for using up my patio potatoes - and here it is (finally!). If you're not familiar with a Spanish tortilla, you might be expecting a flat roll-up bread recipe, like a Mexican tortilla. In truth, the 2 are nothing alike! A Spanish tortilla is closer to a frittata than to a Mexican tortilla - minus the cheese and plus potatoes. With chorizo sausage, it is absolutely heavenly.
(Spanish tortilla just pulled out of the oven)

Serve with a salad for dinner, or as an appetizer for a party. (It's great for parties because it can be served hot, cold or room temp.) Forgive me in advance for the amount of oil that gets used, but I assure you some of it will be drained off!

Spanish Tortilla
2 c. sliced potatoes (about 4 store-bought potatoes or 12 of the wee-ones I grew)
1/2 c. oil
5 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 link chorizo, cooked and sliced (or crumbled)
1 large roasted red pepper, sliced thinly

In an oven-proof saute pan, heat 1/2 c. oil over medium heat. Add potatoes in as close to a single layer as you can get (there will be some overlap). Cook potatoes for 10-15 minutes until cooked through, flipping often to prevent burning. Once cooked, scoop potatoes out onto paper towels to drain.
Reserve 2 Tbsp. oil and discard the rest.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir in chorizo.

At this point, start your oven preheating to 350 degrees.
Put the oil in the pan over medium heat again and add red pepper slices. Cook 2-3 minutes.
Add potatoes back into the pan.
Pour egg and chorizo mixture evenly over the top. Cook 5-10 minutes until mostly set.
Put into oven and cook another 8-10 minutes or until egg is fully set.
Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes.

To remove from pan to serve, run a spatula around the edges and underneath, then place a plate on top of the pan and flip the pan over so tortilla falls onto plate.


kathryn said...

Oh, looks yummy. Will you come over and make it for me? I'll provide all the ingredients.

Or, most of the ingredients.

Wait. Could you stop at the store first??

Jenn said...

You can call it whatever you want as long as it tastes good, right?

Eva said...

My goodness, that certainly looks like a winning combination! Chorizo and fresh veggies on a tortilla, can't wait to try it out for myself :)