|Tortilla de Patatas...mmm, ¡qué rica!|
|My man and his momma, two awesome|
Spanish cooks, on our wedding day
So, ¡vamos!; let's get at it!
You're going to make one tortilla, which will serve 4 people as a main dish or 8 people as a side dish. We actually made ours as two smaller omelettes because we only had a small skillet. Whether you do one big one or two smaller ones, the instructions are the same, just use your egg mixture accordingly when it's time to pour it in the skillet.
|My supplies, minus a couple things I didn't realize I'd need|
(but everything's on the list below!)
*8 large eggs
*4 medium-sized potatoes
*Olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
*2 skillets (one for the onions and one for the potatoes, and later, the actual omelette)
*A strainer or bowl to rinse the potatoes in
*A mixing bowl
*A plate for flipping the omelette
*A knife and/or potato peeler for peeling and cutting the potatoes and onion
*One sexy Spanish guy (if you don't have one readily available, just borrow mine via this post)
First, peel the potatoes and chop them up into chunks. Don't make them too small-they're supposed to be chunky in the omelette.hold your hand over the skillet and feel the heat rising off the oil. Don't wait for it to be boiling. Once it's ready, put in the potatoes. (Note: if you're using a small skillet like we did, only about half of the potatoes will fit in the skillet. Once these are done, repeat with the second half of the potatoes.)
|Golden and soon-to-be delicious|
crucial step where the omelette could get burned if you wait to long to flip it, so be sure to do this as soon as it starts to look golden.
Allow him to demonstrate:
Now that the omelette is flipped, do the same thing again, keeping an eye on the underside and taking it from the skillet as soon as it's looking golden. Go ahead and do the second omelette if you were making two smaller ones.¡muy bien! When you're ready to serve, cut the tortilla into sections like a pie. Enjoy warm or cold. Tomás wants me to add that most Spanish people prefer it cold!