Sunday, March 27, 2011

Getting Back to Business

Thank you for all of your support in this difficult time. I'm getting to a place where my medications are levelling out in my system and I feel pretty good. I've been so sick of being out of commission! It was really nice to get back in the kitchen and create a meal today. I hope you enjoy it! ...and expect more, because I'm ready to get back to cooking!

Spanish tortilla is a potato and egg dish, not a tortilla like we use in Mexican cuisine. Don't worry about all the olive oil you use making it. Once you drain it off, it ends up only being 1/4 of a cup for six servings.

Spanish Tortilla
Serves 6 (5 Points Plus value per serving)


What You Need:
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb peeled and thinly sliced potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
How it's Done:
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it glistens. After a few minutes, add the potatoes and onions, turning them over with a spatula to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the potatoes and onions, turning every few minutes so as not to allow them to brown. You want the potatoes to soften so that they are easily pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, beat the eggs and season them with salt and pepper. Heat your oven to 350 degrees (this is the easiest way to finish cooking the tortilla).
  • Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain them in a colander over a bowl, reserving the oil.
  • Pour about two tablespoons of the reserved oil back into the skillet and return the potatoes and onions to the skillet. Place over medium heat.
  • Pour the beaten eggs over the potatoes. Cook, undisturbed, about eight to ten minutes at medium-low, until the edges are set.
  • Slide your spatula around the edges and under the tortilla to loosen it from the skillet.
  • Move the skillet to the preheated oven and finish cooking (about ten minutes).
  • Slice and serve.

5 comments:

StephenC said...

Here's hoping you continue to mend. This is an interesting recipe, although probably not something I would make. It does, however, put me in mind of eggs and tortillas and chorizo!

alemap said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. I've been thinking about you and hoping that you will get better.

Jenn said...

Welcome back Michelle!! Glad you are starting to feel better.
I love Spanish tortillas..could go for a little right now!!

Samara Link said...

There she is! You sound a lot more like yourself here. It's awesome that things are starting to look up for you. Take care of yourself!

Medifast Meals said...

What a nice simple tortilla recipe, thanks for sharing.

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