ESPANA EN COCINA: TORTILLA DE PAPAS Y CEBOLLA!

One of the most simple and traditional dish of Spain composed by eggs, potatoes and onion….. "Tortilla"

It is simple but you need to respect the steps one by one to have a perfect Spanish tortilla. In Italy we have the “frittata” but it is not the same thing… The Tortilla is something special, it is a complete plate but also an appetizer, a good “tapas”!

Preparation: 15 min.

Cook: 30 min.

Total: 45 min.

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE

5 EGGS

4 MEDIUM POTATOS (peeled, cut in half, and sliced horizontally)

2 ONIONS (sliced)

PEPPER

SALT

OIL

 

THE PROCESS STEP BY STEPS

Before to start, please divide the red to the blank part of the eggs. Put them in 2 different bowl of medium size. Beat the red and whisk the blank! Add salt to the red not to the blank.

In a large stockpot over medium high heat, add olive oil enough to cover the potatoes you will add after. When it is hot but not smoking, add the onions. Lower heat to medium. Cook, poaching the d onions until they will be tender, about 5 minutes.

After that, put the onions in the red part of the eggs and do the same job with the potatoes.

At this time, get all the things you are going to need for the tortilla. A large plate, a frying pan. IMPORTANT NOTE:  IT MUST BE NON-STICK FRYING PAN. If not, your tortilla will stick and the whole process is ruined.

Add the blank of the eggs to all the others ingredients and mix them.

In the frying pan, add one tbsp of your reserved oil. Heat over medium heat until almost smoking.

Now add your egg and potato mixture, and as soon as it hits the pan, start stirring the eggs so that they coagulate and the uncooked part goes to the bottom, and you get some cooked egg on top.

Simultaneously, as you are stirring the center, with your wooden spoon, drag it along the edges to make sure that it is drying up.

This enables you to make sure that the tortilla is not sticking on the edges, so it will flip loosely onto your large plate.

Now the most difficult part of the tortilla cooking process….. You need to turn the tortilla, how? Take a plate big enough and cover the pan, the oil has to be all absorbed or please put it off in you have more… or you will burn yourself!

You are ready, do pressing on the plate and turn at the same time plate and pan….. in this way the half cooked tortilla is on the plate, let it slowly slide back into the pan and finish to cook it, brown it a bit too….

Remember that  in the center the tortilla didn’t need to be completely cooked.

Notes: if you want another version of this amazing plate is with potatoes and peperoni. You can add also some cheese if you like it!

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