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Tortilla EspañOla Recipe

Looking for an easy Tortilla Española recipe? Learn how to make Tortilla Española using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by reg125

Makes 6 servings



Tortilla española exists in almost every corner of Spain: as a tapa in fancy city restaurants; as a filling for bocadillos (sandwiches) at gas-station cafés; as a main course served on worn metal plates in home kitchens. Mario Batali?s version, based on one he tasted in the Ribera del Duero wine region, is baked until golden brown and offers an especially high ratio of potatoes to eggs.

Recipe Ingredients for Tortilla Española

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 T olive oil
1 1/4 lbs potatoes,
1 onion, halved and thinl;y sliced
1 salt and pepper
8 large eggs

Recipe Directions for Tortilla Española

  1. 1. Preheat the broiler. Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the potato and onion slices, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the potatoes and onion are tender but not browned, about 15 minutes.

  2. 2. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Scrape the potato mixture into the bowl, being sure not to leave any in the skillet.

  3. 3. Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the egg mixture, spreading it out in an even layer. Cover and cook over low heat until the tortilla is set on the bottom and the edges, about 10 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil 8 inches from the heat just until the top is set, about 1 minute longer. Set a large plate over the skillet and carefully invert the tortilla onto the plate. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

  4. MAKE AHEAD The tortilla can stand at room temperature for 3 hours before serving.

Categories

Eggs, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 193.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
287
Calories from Fat
182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.2g
31%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
282mg
94%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
501mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
17.0g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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