When I was a girl, my Papa used to make this for us on weekends. He is from Argentina, and he used to eat this when he was a boy. He learned how to make tortilla from his father, my Giddy. We call Giddi ( Jaad-di or Jeddi arabic for Grandfather) the "King of Tortillas" since nobody can cook a tortilla like him. He makes a few variations of it, and my favorite is zucchini.
I had a few yukon gold potatos that needed to be used up, and Chad and I were hungry for breakfast. We are not a big egg eaters. In fact, the only time we do eat eggs is if I make a tortilla.
I used shallots in this tortilla instead of onion because I ran out of onions with last night's dinner.
The tricky part to a tortilla is the flip so a non-stick skillet is necessary. You'll also need a large plate to fit over the skillet to flip the tortilla.
- 3 Yukon gold potatoes peeled, and sliced into thin half moons
- 1 large shallot (or 1/2 onion) finely chopped
- 6 eggs
- salt and fresh pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
When potatoes are soft, remove with slotted spoon and let cool. Pour off all oil into a container except for about a Tbs. Beat eggs and add cooled potatoes. Let rest for a few minutes. Heat skillet over med heat and add egg potato mixture.
Let cook through, and flip to let the other side brown.
If the egg isn't cooking through you can set oven safe skillet under a broiler for a few minutes then take out and flip.
You can serve immediately, or eat later when cooled (that is how I like it!)