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May 16, 2010

Spanish Tortilla with Potatoes and Onion (p. 91)

A Spanish Tortilla with Potatoes and Onion does not contain tortilla in any way -- I was expecting something with mexican-style tortillas (preferably flour, we don't like the corn kind.) I was wrong. In this case, a tortilla is an egg dish, and we had one for breakfast this morning.

Super simple prep -- just sauté onion and potatoes in olive oil until the potatoes are soft.

Then remove them from the heat into a bowl, but leave the oil in the bottom of the pan. Let the potato/onion mixture cool for several minutes until it isn't in danger of cooking the egg. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together, and then mix in with the potatoes. Pour all of it into the pan.

You need to continually move the pan to make sure that the egg doesn't stick. Once it is cooked on the bottom, turn it over (either by inverting onto a plate, or just with big spatulas) and continue cooking.

Tada! Tortilla.

We ate this for breakfast with a little hot sauce on the side. It doesn't seem flavorful enough for a lunch or dinner, but was great as a first meal.

onion -- $1.01
potatoes -- $1.10
Total Cost of Spanish Tortilla with Potatoes and Onion: $2.11


  1. Tortilla is one of my all time favorite foods. When I studied abroad in Spain, my house mother made it for me all the time. Try upping the salt to make the whole thing more flavorful, and use good olive oil. It's perfect, to me, as a light summer dinner with a mixed green salad. YUM!


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