Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Something Spanish


Stork, Toro, originally uploaded by - di.

We're feeling better ... you can imagine a sing-song happy voice if you like.

We're midway through cooking something Spanish for dinner ... let's see how we do.

1 cup olive oil
4 large potatoes, peel and slice into 2mm pieces
salt to taste
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 large eggs

Heat the oil in a 9inch thick skillet and add potato slices, one slice at a time so that they don't stick. Alternate layers of potato and onion.
Cook slowly, medium flame.
Don't fry or brown them - turn them occasionally till the potatoes are tender.
They need to remain loose and not form a cake.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl with a fork, add salt to taste, drain the potatoes and add them to the eggs mixture, pressing them down so they are completely covered by egg.

Let them sit for 15 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the potato and egg mix, spreading it quickly.
Lower the heat to medium-high.
It's crucial that you shake the frying pan to prevent sticking.
When the potatoes begin to brown, put a plate on top of the fry pan and flip the mix so as to cook the other side, adding another tablespoon of oil.
Brown on the other side ... flip 3 or 4 time for best cooking.

Buen apetito!

2 comments:

Manic said...

Sounds delicious. (starts checking his schedule to plunder Antwerp again :D, or will I ever be bound to invite you guys on a counter visit)

Buen apetito!

woman wandering said...

Ahhh, a counter visit sounds like a plan :)

Since Spain, I find myself hunting down recipes on cooking lamb and beef ... dreaming of that perfectly prepared Spanish steak ... the tortilla was merely the 'nvalid's practice run' ;)