"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Breakfast X 2

Spanish Tortilla - Potato Omelette

Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar, Chives and Dill

Yesterday I made a late breakfast, late enough to be called brunch. A Spanish Tortilla . Or at least my version of a Spanish Tortilla. Traditionally a Spanish Tortilla is cooked on top of the stove. But, I prefer to start it on the stove and then finish in the oven. Filled with fried potatoes and onions. A favourite "Omelette".

This morning Moe put in a request for Buttermilk Biscuits. Cheese, Chive and Dill.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Spanish Tortilla (Potato Omelette)
Although a tortilla can be served for breakfast, it is quite often served as a Spanish Tapa or small appetizer with a glass of wine. It is equally good served hot or at room temperature.

Traditionally a Spanish Tortillas is cooked on top of the stove. I find that it turns out better if you bake it in a cake pan or oven safe skillet in the oven.

(This recipe makes two Tortillas)
3 or 4 large baking potatoes or 5 or 6 smaller ones
1 small onion
12 eggs
olive oil
Heat oven to 350°

Peel and cut potatoes into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices. Heat one or two frying pans and saute the potato slices in olive oil slowly, until almost tender. Add salt and pepper. Cut onion in half and slice thinly. Add onion to the potato mixture and continue to saute until the onions and the potatoes are tender. I like the onions and potatoes to start to turn a bit golden. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil or butter to two cake pans. Place in oven to heat.Beat up eggs and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss the potato mixture into eggs. Pour mixture into the two heated cake pans. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until eggs are set and the omelette is golden and puffy.

For breakfast cut into wedges and serve Can be served with a salsa as well.

As an appetizer, cut into small squares and serve with a nice Spanish Red Rioja.


  1. Oh, your biscuits look sooo good!

  2. Oh, I have been meaning to make Spanish tortillas for my students. I will have to do this in the near future. Thanks! Everything looks scrumptious!

  3. It all looks wonderful! I would love the try the potato omelette!


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