To be honest, I’ve never really liked Spanish-style tortilla. You know the dish, it’s pretty basic and at it’s simplest is characterized by eggs and potatoes. There’s not really anything to dislike about it but I’ve always just been underwhelmed by it. But for some reason everyone seems to go nuts over it. I’ve never really understood why.
At the restaurant I’m currently working at, Il Buco, we make tortilla every week to sell in the front of the restaurant. I started to take more and more interest in the recipe and decided to try my own version at home. In addition, we just received our T-fal non-stick 12-piece cooking set and the tortilla was a perfect recipe to test out in our new non-stick pans.
The T-fal saute pans were awesome to use for this recipe. Their non-stick coating is super slick and easy to cook with. They are also oven safe up to 450 degrees, which is perfect to make a beautiful, evenly cooked tortilla. I used the rest of the set to prepare the other vegetables for the tortilla – the pots all come with great glass lids and also are oven safe.
Basically, the combination of my newly developed tortilla recipe and our new non-stick pans have converted me into a big fan of the tortilla. The ingredients in my embellished tortilla were spicy pickled peppers, a regular bell pepper, red onion, scallions, sweet italian sausage, chives, parsley, garlic, paprika, and eggs of course. This recipe is great for breakfast lunch or dinner and can be served hot or at room temperature, or eaten while standing at the fridge in the middle of the night…
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
3 scallions, sliced
1 sweet Italian sausage
4-5 small potatoes, boiled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
What To Do:
1. Cook your potatoes until they are just barely under – they’ll only cook briefly again while in the tortilla, so you want them just about ready to eat. When they are done, let them cool then slice about 1/4 inch think.
2. Prepare all your other vegetables.
3. Cook your sausage in the same pan you plan to cook the tortilla – you can use any rendered fat to flavor your eggs.
4. When the sausage is cooked, let rest for a few minutes then slice to the same width as the potatoes.
5. In your non-stick, sausage-y pan, saute your onions, scallions, garlic and peppers until softened.
6. Layer in the potatoes and sausage.
7. Beat the eggs together with the paprika, salt, pepper, parsley and chives. Pour over the vegetables in the pan and cook on low heat, covered, for a few minutes.
8. Un-cover the tortilla and finish in the oven at 375 degrees until cooked through – when you jiggle the pan, the center of the tortilla should be firmly set.
9. Remove from the pan by inverting onto a glass plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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