Breads & Breakfasts

Spanish TortillaLaurie & Steve

Check out the great variation to this recipe: Bacon Tortilla!

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced (optional)
2 medium size (about 1 pound) thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 can (6-ounce drained weight) pitted black ripe olives, drained
1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers or pimientos, drained, or 1 can (7-ounces) diced green chiles, drained
9 large eggs
Sour cream (optional)

In a 10 to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat, combine 1 tablespoon oil, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring often. just until onion is limp, about 5 minutes. Add remaining oil and potatoes; turn with a wide spatula to coat evenly with oil. Cook over medium-high heat, turning often, until potatoes are golden and tender to bite, about 15 minutes. Coarsely chop olives and peppers; stir into potatoes.

In a bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Reduce heat under potatoes to low; add eggs. Cover and cook until eggs are set about l-inch around edge but still look liquid in the center, about 8 minutes. Uncover; tilt pan and, with a spatula, slightly lift edges of tortilla to let uncooked egg flow under. Cover and cook until egg is set on top but still looks moist, 5 to 10 minutes.

Ease a spatula down sides and under the tortilla to be sure it is not stuck. Lay a flat plate or a rimless baking sheet, wider than the frying pan, over the top of the pan. Holding plate and pan together, invert tortilla onto the plate. With your hand or a spatula, slide tortilla back into pan, cooked side up. Cook, uncovered, until eggs are set on bottom, about 1 minute more; lift with spatula to test.

Slide tortilla onto a serving platter. Cut into wedges and serve hot, warm or at room temperature, with sour cream to spoon on portions.

4-6 servings

Bacon Tortilla:
Cook 1/2 cup firmly packed chopped bacon in a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat; stir often until browned. Follow directions for Spanish Tortilla, preceding, but omit the first 1 tablespoon of olive oil, adding onion and garlic to pan with bacon. Omit olives and peppers. Also stir 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese into whisked eggs.

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