Tortilla Española

tortilla espanole

This dish is super fast to make, inexpensive, and healthy. When we lived in Chicago, my husband and I would go to some great pot-luck parties through his work. I was first introduced to Tortilla Española at one of these events. It was delicious, and the perfect dish to bring because it’s easy to transport, can be made in advance, and can be served at room temperature. This common Spanish dish can be served as an appetizer, side, entree, or even as a sandwich filling. I substituted Yukon gold potatoes (unpeeled!) for the red bliss potatoes. We ate it for dinner with a green salad. This recipe is from Food and Wine, contributed by Mario Batali.

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds red bliss potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  1. Preheat the broiler. Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the potato and onion slices, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the potatoes and onion are tender but not browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Scrape the potato mixture into the bowl, being sure not to leave any in the skillet.
  3. Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the egg mixture, spreading it out in an even layer. Cover and cook over low heat until the tortilla is set on the bottom and the edges, about 10 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil 8 inches from the heat just until the top is set, about 1 minute longer. Set a large plate over the skillet and carefully invert the tortilla onto the plate. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
MAKE AHEAD: The tortilla can stand at room temperature for 3 hours before serving.

tortilla espanole

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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