Friday, February 4, 2011
FFwD - Basque Potato Tortilla
This week's French Friday with Dorie recipe is a Basque Potato Tortilla. Now this confused me a little, as to me, a tortilla is a flat bread filled with spicy mince from a Mexican restaurant. However, this type of tortilla is really a large, thick potato omelette.
The tortilla is quite simple to make, and contains shallow fried potato and onions, rosemary, garlic, eggs and salt and pepper. I also added some diced bacon pieces to make it a more complete meal.
I used dried rosemary and kept it in (as opposed to fresh which is later discarded, as Dorie suggested), which I think added depth of flavour to the tortilla.
You can see in cross section how thick the tortilla is, even though I halved the recipe and could not find an especially small pan:
As Laurie has suggested on the FFwD website, I think this tortilla would be perfect for a weekend brekky. It was surprisingly good, even though I was not initially enthused about making it.
To check out some more tortillas, visit the LYL link at the FFwD website.