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

Friday, January 01, 2010

First Breakfast of the New Year

What better way to start 2010 than with a late breakfast. We were up early and had coffee, but I waited until 10:30 before cooking breakfast.  This way I can get away with only cooking two meals today.

Spanish Tortilla baked in a vintage Griswold Cast Iron Skillet

Served with English style bacon

and toasted homemade baguette.

 Most Spanish Tortillas are cooked on top of the stove, but I prefer to finish mine in the oven.
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.

Most recipes that I have seen for Tortillas call for cooking the omelette on top of the stove.  I find that it turns out better if you bake it in a cake pan  or a cast iron pan in the oven.

 (This recipe makes two Tortillas)

At least 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 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 yes, Happy New Year. What a way to start off the year. YUM

  2. Yummm...a wonderful way to start off the New Year!

  3. Oh wow, Ann. I love frittatas, which is what these remind me of. It looks delicious - what a great first breakfast of the year!!

  4. oh dear we didnt even have breakfast on new year...we all slept in! lol But I would have loved that ..yes indeed.

  5. what is green in the picture? green onions?


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