I was going to try out a recipe I had found in one of the Spanish cook books a Town Mom had given me, when D-Man interfered, blocking my way into the kitchen.
“Are you going to cook for your blog people? Let me be the chef. I will cook a simple recipe.”
Now that’s what every woman wants to hear, right?
I hereby present:
D-Man’s Tortilla Española
D-Man’s tortilla serves about 4 people, and he occasionally throws in extra veggies and (yum) cheese.
For the basic recipe, you’ll need:
2 large potatoes
2 green bellpeppers
The potatoes will need a head-start. They’re chopped up into small cubes and left to fry for 15 minutes on medium heat. D-Man adds garlic cloves for flavor.
Then the veggies take their turn, and are chopped up into small pieces and set to fry with the potatoes. Another 15-20 minutes on medium heat should soften them up.
The eggs are then whipped until they’re liquidy.
Once the veggies and potatoes are softened, drain the excess olive oil from the pan, add a bit of salt, and pour the eggs in.
Flipping the tortilla is probably the hardest part (D-Man uses a wide plate to do it), but once you’ve managed it, keep a look-out for that golden brown crisp.
P.S. If you’re not a fan of potatoes, you can easily substitute the potatoes for extra veggies. I personally prefer the combination of cheese and veggies in my tortilla, or caramelized onion and veggies. :)