NORVEGIAN FISH CAKES

In Norway, where fish is a staple food, different variety of fish cakes or fish patty are a traditional nation’s plate. You can cook them in so many different ways, they can be crispy on the outside and soft in the inside; crusted in breadcrumbs or corn meal; served warm or served cold. The originals are made from mostly fish, herbs + seasonings and perhaps an egg or two to help bind the mixture. The Norwegian fish cakes include potato flour, milk and baking powder.

The, INN, a division of the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce, hosted it’s first of a series of events focused on the Norwegian kitchen and local ingredients.

Norwegian Fish Cakes

500 grams fish filet (fish caught the same day is best; firm white fish like cod is traditional but use what you have/like)
30 grams potato starch
15 grams sea salt (this seems like a lot but it isn’t)
2 dl. milk
1 egg
1 ss. baking powder

You need to start cleaning the fish filet: once you’ve taken the sides of the fish off the spine, start at the tail and work your way through the body of the fish to take the skin off.

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until mixture becomes smooth and consistent. Some fish chunks can remain but mixture should be relatively smooth in texture.

Wet hands with water, shape fish cake dough into patties and fry in a 50/50 mixture of butter and oil.

You can serve them warm without anything, but the best option is to cook them a second time in a big pan preparing a soup of vegetables with potatoes, carrots and oninos, and them put the fish cake at the end..... amazing plate!

Read my articles on Norway:

OSLO NEIGHBORHOOD: THE FJORD ARCHIPELAGO

VOSS: AT THE CROSS OF THE 2 MOST LONGEST NORVEGIAN FJIORDS

KARMOY ISLAND: BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN NORWAY

GDANSK: THE PEARL OF THE NORTH

Gdansk has a long story, that many people sometimes forgive… it was crucial during the Second World War and a milestone of the labour union fights. It was exemplar for the last point, as the polish people fought with energy against the system and against the established rules to let workers have a better life and recognize their dignity and value. Many cultures, nationalities and denominations you will find here, the city of the Amber, for me special of course…my name says everything…

The location was also crucial because it is at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions.

The dynamic development of trade, fishery and craft guilds and more had their best period in the 14th – 15th century: the "golden age." During this time Gdańsk was one of the wealthiest and most significant cities in Europe.

Furthermore, the religious freedom gained in the 16th century turned the city into a true melting pot of nationalities and denominations, giving it yet another stimulus for development, thanks to the specific "community of differences." It was one of the few such places in the world at the time.

We need also to remember that after the Swedish wars and partitions of Poland in the 18th century, the city was cut off from Poland and in 1793 it was annexed to Prussia.

What followed was a period of decline till Napoleon arrived here. In 1919, the Free City of Gdańsk was established under the Treaty of Versailles, which brought the city back to the elite of European ports.

After that Gdansk started again to be famous… not for a good fact… Unfortunately, in 1933 Nazis took power and fascist terror started to escalate in the city. On 1 September 1939, it was here, in Gdańsk, that the Second World War started with shots fired from the battleship Schleswig-Holstein.

Here the people of the city started to be fighter against a bad destiny. The heroic fighting in Westerplatte and the martyrdom of the defenders of the Polish Post Office opened a new, tragic chapter in the history of Gdańsk. Te city were destroyed and the reconstruction were long and difficult…. . For the whole world, the city was becoming a synonym for the liberation aspirations of Poles.
The tragic December 1970, and then August 1980 and the martial law period are the successive dates symbolizing the fight of the citizens of Gdańsk against the prevailing communist regime. Gdańsk became the cradle of "Solidarność" which was to transform the then map of Europe. History has come full circle. Contemporary Gdańsk - a half-a-million, dynamically developing agglomeration - is vibrant with life as before and again deserves to be called "the Pearl of the North."

 

 WHAT TO SEE

 Street art

If you like street art, Gdansk is perfect! Just four stops from Gdansk Glowny is the Gdansk Zaspa district. This largely residential area may not have many traditional “attractions”, but the facades of its communist-era tower blocks are painted in intricate and often colourful murals.

Visit the museums: “Solidarnosc” Museum and the second World War Mesuem

Gdansk has some of the best museums in Poland and I think in Europe too. Especially because here you will find theSolidarnosc” Museum (ECS: European center of Solidariety) and the second World War Mesuem.  The European Solidarity Centre tells the story of a steelworkers’ strike, which set in motion a cultural movement that spread around Poland and ultimately led to the fall of communism. What you will feel inside is incredible, there are also free auodio guide that will help you to live again those events or at least, if you are too young to understand what really this population passed during the last decades and how the people that really fight for their rights and their freedom act. Nothing compared to the politicians of today…. Both the Museum are modern and opened not so many years ago…. So you will really appreciate the style of those Museums.

Explore the Old Town

It is the most touristy (and busiest) part of the city, but Gdansk Old Town is beautiful and a walk around is an essential part of any visit. Each building carries a story, from the seemingly “medieval” facade close to the Golden Gate (which was actually painted by Soviet authorities), to the statues atop buildings rebuilt after the Second World War. A walk alongside the marina is a must if the weather is good, and the historic Soldek ship is also worth checking out.

Not forgive to pass in Ulica Mariacka, in the city centre retains its pre-Second World War terraces and is now home to a number of artisan shops selling amber jewellery, for which Gdansk is famous.

The sea in Poland!

As I stayed 2 days I decided to go to the sea….. I arrived by fly and I have to admit I was not thinking of long beaches in Poland… my fault…. If you have time just go, take a normal tram ticket and arrive to the end in Brzezno, and from there you can walk to Sopot, the best place to stay at the sea!

 

 

 

 

GOTHENBURG: WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN ARCHIPELAGO

Closed to the city of ,Gothenburg reachable with a normal public transport ticket, there is a group of small but really beautiful, nice and quiet islands where you can pass a relaxing day, going from one to the another small piece of land.

There you will find a very scenic environment, where pass a memorable day outing for a picnic, swim (if you can!) and go for amazing walks.

These islands are unique and on them 4.500 residents pass their quite life in the middle of the nature. During the summer of course you will find more people on them but they are not crowded and if you are lucky you will enjoy also local events.

Everything is at a walk distance, a human scale so it is very easy to enjoy the surroundings and converse when walking the tranquil country lanes.

The major island are Vargo, Galtero and Vrango all natural reserves. Here remember that special regulations for the protection of plants and animals are applied.

Unfortunately camping is prohibited throughout the entire archipelago.

HISTORY OF THE ISLANDS

The islands were mentioned early in the Viking era. The ships waited in the shelter of the islands before starting out in their long voyages. Viking markets around the sheltered sound are also referred to. During the Nordic wars throughout the middle Ages these islands changed sovereignty.  During the 18th century, the islands became involved in organized piracy. After they changed their focus and became a base for fishing fleets, salting and processing fish oil.

In the 19th century the islands changed and started to be richer, so they became land of holidays for the population.

I was on Branno (with Galtero), Vrango and Styrso.

BRANNO

Preserved Village Street with a local history museum. Here there is a network of Nature trails leading west towards Galtero.

VRANGO

This is a fishing village surrounded by large areas of untouchable nature. There are large harbors and plenty of places to bathe.

STYRSO

It is more a mixture of island and city culture: the community is also compose by farmers and half by fishermen. Here there is also a guesthouse if you would like to pass the night on  the island.

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KARMOY ISLAND: BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN NORWAY

Someone said about Karmoy:

“Great and rich your verdant pastures,
Stout against the sea you face,
Karmoy praise your hardy coastline!” (cit: Nils AAroy)

Norway is not only fjords but also beautiful beaches and I was in some of them. With rocks and skerries protecting Norway from the raging sea in the West, Karmoy was historically important for Vikings but also during the Second World War.
What I found there were long, silky-smooth, sandy beaches in bays and inlets and with eternal swells pounding the coast.
Karmoy is also maritime culture, ocean, silvery fresh fish and a vibrant heritage. You can walk in the footsteps of Harald Fairhair who first united Norway in a single kingdom.

An important note to leave you is the origin of Norway: why this Country has this name? Norway was the Way to the North starting from the Vikings considered fundamental for the fishing, commerce and other activities of this places: an historic landscape with views across the narrow strait that brought you to the north…

The Karmoy countryside is both inviting and diverse offering a range of pursuits in the great outdoors, communion with nature and relax. You can just prepare your pic nic stuff and go to discover the island!

AVALDSNES – the first Royal Throne of Norway
Harals Fairhair chose this as the site of his Royal manors. Here you can feel the revival of the ancient facts about the legendary first Norway king that appears often in sagas and songs. The chieftains and kings who controlled the vital “Northern Way” left till today a church that is a history centre and in the East, a reconstruction of a Viking Farm.
Just as info, the Viking era ranged from AD 750 to AD 1100 when people from Norway, Sweden and Denmark made their mark to Europe. The Vikings are mostly known as pirates and warriors, but they were also traders, craftsmen, farmers, fishermen, poets and discoverers. The nation of Scandinavia were established in those times.

VISNES – momentous industrial heritage
This location was a mining community in the 1800s and here lived the most modern and known copper workers of Northern Europe. The Statue of Liberty in New York is made from a copper produced here!

AKRASANDEN BEACH
It was voted as the Norway’s finest sandy beach! I have to say this place surprised me a lot. You can find them discovering the coast between Akrehamn and Ferkingstad. During the year it is possible also to do surf here.. .and if you look for historic things…. You can find some small holes and bunker of the Second War War, just ask them to local people and they will teach you!

SKUDENESHAVN – A charming town
It is located on the outermost southerly tip of Karmoy. It is a place where you can wander about in peace and quiet surrounded by beautiful architecture, taste freshly-made waffles in cozy cafès, shop for antiques and other treasures, or discover great hiking areas and sandy beaches.

VOSS: AT THE CROSS OF THE 2 MOST LONGEST NORVEGIAN FJIORDS

As one of my closest friend lived in Voss for 6 months and I promised her to reach her there this summer I decided to go in Norway. After several stops I arrived in Voss, a little town that is a strategic place due to the fact it is in the cross of 2 fjords: the sognefjiord and the Hardangerfjiord, the 2 biggest ones.

I just described some of the attraction you can find there the easiest if you are on foot!

ATTRACTION

Voss Folk Museum

At Voss Folk Museum you can visit Molstertunet, a farmstead composed by 16 houses. This was in use still 1927 and think that the oldest building comes from 16th century!

The nice aspect is this is an outstanding example of the traditional buildings customs of the area. You can also just go up to the Museum and have a nice view on the city from the top drinking a coffee there chilling on a bench.

To arrie from the station is 30 minutes walking, if you go by car just 10 minutes. Remember that it is daily open just in summer (from June to August) while in the rest of the year it opens just for groups for a new exhibition that they are realizing for 2019.

Voss Church

The church was built in 1271 but it is not in woods as the remained oldest and most famous 29 churches of Norway (the ones with the Vikings Mythology symbols and originally in woods).  The interesting thing is that this is made in stones due to a nobility aspect…. As Voss was a rich town in the past the woods church was replaced by the existing one because the woods was for poor people and stones for rich ones! The church also hosts some concerts during the summer.

Hiking

Voss has a wide range of walks and hiking trails with different levels of difficulty. The hiking season starts in June and ends in October, as said it depends from the weather conditions and altitude. You need to be prepared anyway, so just take your raincoat with you and wear good footwear. If you like to do picnic bring also food and drink with you!

For more info there is a touristic center in the main road of Voss where you can ask info on the suggested hikes and let’s go on your path!

More than this you can also rent a bike and go on quiet and rural roads to attractions such as Tvindefossen and Skjervsfossen waterfalls or for shorter excursion.

Bordalsgjelet gorge

Bordalsgjelet gorge is a natural attraction within very short distance from Voss, 30 minutes to arrive there and other 30 to reach the gorges. It is an easy path as the deep and imposing gorge has been adapted for the visiting public, there are also viewpoint and benches for resting the legs! If there is no snow you can arrive to the gorge. Here you can experience an impressive view of the potholes that have been shaped by the ice and river over the time (thousand of years!).

OSLO NEIGHBORHOOD: THE FJORD ARCHIPELAGO

If you are looking for a relaxed way of experiencing Oslo and the the fjord, you can take the ferry and go island hopping. You just need to go to Rådhusbrygge 4 and from there you can catch the ferry to idyllic Høvedoya and Lindøya, with approximately 300 charming Norwegian summer cottages. This is not the only small island you can visit; the others are Rambergøya, Gressholmen and Heggholmen. All of them are fantastic places for lazy days in the sun, and Heggholmen houses one of the oldest lighthouses in the fjord.

Rambergøya and parts of Gressholmen are nature reserves, and that sea birds are nesting between the two islands. Updated ferry routes are always available at Ruter, where you will also find information about tickets.

If you were ever in doubt, the Norwegian capital, like the rest of the country, boasts beautiful nature experiences, and the Oslo Fjord is definitely worth paddling!

When I decided to visit the islands in front of Oslo I was to the port to see which options I had… the best one for me is buying the daily ticket for 10 Euros (105 NOK) and you can pass all the day from an island to another, walking one it and discover the nature you will find there.

If you would like to stop on Høvedoya, where there are some nice beaches where you can have a pic nic…. Or just go for a walk on the island boarders! It was the first one for me; the ferry took just 15 minutes to go there from the port.

After Høvedoya I was on Gressholmen, where you can find also a café  or restaurant closed to the point the ferry will let you on the island. This island has also a small church at the end of it, from where you can take some nice pictures and enjoy the view!

After 2 hours exploring this island, I landed for Lindøya, where I passed a nice afternoon taking the sun in a pier!

GOTHENBURG: A GREEN HEART OF SWEDEN

In many aspects Gothenburg has changed from an industrial sea side town towards an innovative modern city. The heritage remains though and for example fishing is still a huge part of the city today. The variety of fresh fish and seafood is unique and in the early mornings you can see the fishing boats unload at the quays.

The Dutch built Gothenburg during the 1600s, as they were considered the best at building on marshland. This has given Gothenburg's city centre its famous channels that are distinctly dutch-inspired. The original city was built inside a large zigzag-shaped city wall that came to characterize Gothenburg for centuries to come.

Are you looking for budget-friendly things to do in Gothenburg? I will listed some great ways to see the city for next to nothing.

First you can go around the city and explore the old part of it. There is the old town and after, one of the best part of the city, the charming neighbourhood of Haga, that has a wonderful selection of cafés and small artisan shops. Haga is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg. The main pedestrian street is Haga Nygata lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called "landshövdingehus" with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Normally here people come to have a coffee break that is called “fika” in Sweden.

Today, Haga is located in the middle of the city. But not when Gothenburg's first suburb was planned in the middle of the 17th century, after orders from queen Kristina. The name Haga actually refers to the Swedish word “hage”, which means “an enclosed field”. If you look towards the sky you will see a hill, climb it and you will arrive to the fortification Skansen Kronan that is on top.it was made to control the territory below. From there, you get a nice view of the district and a large part of the city.

Another nice point is the fishmarket. here you can eat something and let you taste at a good price the amazing fish of this city. The Fish Market is a "Fish Church", an hall completed in 1874 to a design by the city architect Viktor von Gegerfeldt. And yes, it does actually look like a church.

Second the city’s parks and the Botanic Garden.

The main path is quite long; it will take at least 2 hours to visit it quietly. Take the big road yu will see at the entrance on your left until the Japanese Dell. After that is all your choice. There are several path you can go through, depending what you want to see. There is a rock garden, a nice viewpoint on the city and much more.  The entrance is free and it is a peaceful place where you can pass hours without crossing other people. The “Botaniska” was first opened to public in 1923 and it becomes a natural reserve in 1975.

Another idea is to go for a great budget-friendly day trip to the southern part of the Gothenburg archipelago. It is within easy reach by tram and ferry, and you only need one ticket for 28 SEK to go the whole way from the city centre (if you want to take more than one ferry just take a day tickets and you can go around all the day). Once there, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and rugged nature. The islands in this part of the archipelago are car-free and suitable for long walks or bike tours. Take your pick from islands like Brännö, Styrsö or Vrångö, and don't forget to bring with you food because the groceries will close early. I will describe it in another article!

If you arrive in Goteborg in summer you can also be lucky and find one of the annual events that in Gothenburg offers free activities, workshops, concerts and entertainment. I found the Gothenburg   Culture Festival (Göteborgs Kulturkalas) in August, and so I enjoyed also the evening there.

HAMBURG: PERFECT CITY TO VISIT BY BIKE!

Hamburg is an ideal cycling city with thousands of metres of waterside cycle routes. You can enjoy several two-wheeled tour of Germany's premier port.

Similar to Copenhagen, for hundreds of years, much of today’s Hamburg was Danish territory. More than 150 passed but it’s easy enough to see the sign of the past. Like Copenhagen, Hamburg is flat as a pancake. Hamburg has only recently accept the idea that the odd rain shower shouldn’t put people off their bikes. Now, it is easy-access to rent-a-bike and choose a cycle tour of Hamburg a no-brainer.

THE OUTER and INNER ALSTER

Hamburg grew around the Alster river, which was dammed in the early Middle Ages, creating two lakes. One, the small “Inner Alster” is at the centre of town and is the classic postcard snapshot. The other, much larger “Outer Alster” is one of the best place for the locals that say that this is where central Hamburg is at its most beautiful. Starting at the legendary Hotel Atlantic, home to spies and rock stars alike, head north past the cafés and sailboat moorings to your left. It’s a bit loud at first but you’ll get your first pay-off with a great view across the water after a while. After that, the streets get quieter, the houses get bigger, and the views back into town just keep getting better. Just stick close to the water and cross at Krugkoppelbrücke to start heading back into town, stopping off for a drink if you’re thirsty.

 

THE other RIVER ELBE

 

Hamburg has another important river, economically far more important, the River Elbe, a mighty European waterway and home to the city’s port. Head to Landüngsbrücken for a first view of the impressive docks and then use the Alter Elbtunnel to cross. Don’t forget to look back across the water for the view that most miss, and then follow Hermann-Blohm-Straße and the railway sidings along Veddeler Damm for a unique look into the workings of a modern port. Turn left back towards town at Moldauhafen, crossing the river over the iconic Elbe bridges, and then head for HafenCity for a look at the city’s biggest brownfield regeneration project.

Another route you can enjoy, starts from Landungsbrücken and follows the river downstream. You’ll pass the renovated redbrick warehouses where cod, coffee and carpets were once traded. Next, it’s the unmistakeable rhomboid form of the Dockland cruise terminal: yes, you can climb up the stairs on the rear of it - and doing so will reward you with a sweeping panorama of the harbour. Keep heading out of town for the village-y charm of Övelgönne and its old fisherman’s cottages and, if you’ve got a whole afternoon, ride out as far as the Teufelsbrück ferry and then turn inland for the beautiful Jenischpark and the Botanic Gardens.

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CHENNAI: THE CAPITAL OF TAMIL NADU

Anciently known as Madras, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Lots of Tourists don’t stop here when they arrived in the Indian State but decide to go further and leave early the big city. Yes, it is not so peaceful but it worth to pass 2 days in town.

A journey in South India and in particular to admire the majestic temples of Tamil Nadu can start from Chennai. In reality the metropolis hides a temple very charming and many districts in which you can do a jump in the daily life of a great Indian city.

First things arm yourselves with patience, it is caos! Think not moving on foot from one place to another but learn to leverage its public transport or the tuk-tuk, but remember to bargain before the ride will start…. It is a basic rule in India! A ride is normally between 2 to 4 km and it takes 70 rupees.

The public transport is economical (5 rupees a trip). In fact, the fastest way to get around the city is the Chennai suburban railway (here the map of stops and lines), a sort of underground but that travels on the surface of the city.

You can also choose for a “uber” style App: Ola Cabs if you preferred, you will book your taxi or a tuk tuk at good price!

The continuous recall of the hawkers, the smells of food into the air… let you discover India and go without fear, without the frenzy to pass from a museum to a temple in a hurry… Only in this way can you get in tune with this metropolis of over 6 million inhabitants where each district is a world unto itself.

WHAT TO VISIT

Marina Beach

Together with T-Nagar this is one of the favorite places by the inhabitants of Chennai to spend an afternoon among friends or with your family. At Marina Beach, you will not see people in bikini… it is not for sunbathing but you can have a bath in the Indian Ocean with the clothes.

At your arrival you will find hundreds of Indian stops to admire the sea and many, hand in hand, to get wet by the waves… around you it will be full of hawkers, horse owners (for rides on a romantic walks nearby the sea) and families that eat something. Marina Beach is probably the best place in Chennai to go to understand the uses and customs of the locals during their free time.

You will find a very interesting area of open Market: a series of stalls that from the road crosses the entire beach and ends almost in water. Continuing walk north you will find two memorials, including one dedicated to M.G.R., a very important political actor disappeared in 1987.

Enjoy a natural juice or a fresh coconut, one of the best things of this part of India is the  fruit they have! Incredible colors, tastes,variety at a really cheap price!

ELLIOT'S BEACH

Less famous Elliot's Beach is quieter and less crowded. The atmosphere is similar: dozens of friends and families who are chatting, make a subspecies of bathroom and eat every type of snacks. Here, search for the Ashtalakshmi temple that is located on the beach, adjacent to a slum where fishermen live: If Chennai is your first stop in Tamil Nadu, it will make you effect to see a temple that directly overlooks the sea! The Hindu temple is dedicated to Lakshmim, the wife of Vishnu, goddess of health.

GEORGE TOWN BAZAR (AKA Black Town)

This giant outdoor market born at the end of 1600 to manage trade with the near Fort Saint George. Over the centuries the bazaar is enlarged, has evolved, it is now filled with churches and temples. This is one of the more interesting districts of Chennai, between tracks dedicated to selling flowers, other fruit and vegetables, small electronic districts, spices and much more.

KAPALEESHWARAR TEMPLE

It is a temple of Shiva in Mylapore neighborhood. One of the biggest of the city and important for the city. Kapaleeshwarar temple was built in 7th century CE by the Pallavas. The original Kapaleeshwarar Temple was built where Santhome Church is located currently in Chennai. This original temple was demolished by the Portuguese and the present temple was built in the 16th century by the Vijayanagar Kings. Buy some flowers and offer them to the God!

Nice to visit!

THE SUNSET AT THALANKUPPAM PORT

The most beautiful place where to see the sunset in Chennai is the Thalankuppam Pier (AKA Nettukuppam Pier): do not imagine, however the classic romantic port. The Thalankuppam Pier is fascinating because it has become a surreal postmodern and post-industrial place.

A bit of history: when in India was still dominated by British and Chennai, which at that time was called Madras, was not extensive as it is today, Thalankuppam was a small fishermen village almost twenty kilometers from Fort St. George. The legend says that from here the best seafood in the area could be caught. Now is simply a suburb to the north of the capital of Tamil Nadu where some villages overlook directly on the beach and many live on fishing.

On the banks of the river Thalankuppam, that here plunges into the sea, rose gigantic factories: you can see on the horizon high chimneys and boats of fishermen who try to earn the dinner, sitting on huge iron pipes… It is an experience fascinating

MORE IN THE CITY: THE ST. GEORGE FORT: THE COLONIAL TIME

The fort was built in 1653 by the British company of the West Indies that started to develop Chennai (which at that time was called Madras). Despite his undoubted historical value and in spite of many tours that include it among the fundamental stages, the Fort St. George today is nothing more than a collection of government buildings.

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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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