31 March 2009
7 veg tortilla
Tortilla de patata is a Spanish staple. I´ve changed it a little. Jorge always asks me why I like to mess with perfection. I can´t help it. Um, just wanted to note, he did have seconds...
You can make this with any vegetable. I used these because that´s what I happened to have in the fridge.
Finely dice the following vegetables. (If making with just potatoes, deep fry in oil on a very low heat until tender-not crisp.)
1/2 red pepper
1 non-stick frying pan
Cook vegetables in olive oil until soft. Meanwhile beat eggs and season with salt. (You will also have time to test your kid on the kings of Spain, get someone to feed the dog, and plan tomorrow´s shopping list...) When the vegetables are cooked, add them to the eggs and mix. The heat will start to cook the eggs. Add more oil to the same frying pan and add the egg mixture back to the pan. Let cook, on low to medium heat, evenly without stirring. When the bottom and sides are cooked, loosen the tortilla from the sides of the pan and swirl to make sure nothing is sticking. The top shoud still be uncooked. Place a plate over the pan. Offer a small prayer to the tortilla gods and flip so that the tortilla is now sitting on the plate (and probably starting to run a little). Slide the tortilla (uncooked side down) back into the pan so it can finish cooking. Do not overcook. It should be a little wet and mushy on the inside.
Eazy peazy...ooh tortilla with peas...just kidding Esti!
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