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My Version of Spanish Tortilla

When I lived in Spain 30 years ago, I learned how to make Spanish Tortilla and have made it many times since then. Now that I am back in Spain, it has been a lot of fun to make it again. Here is how I made it this time as well as the ingredients I used.

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Ingredients: Eggs, potatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, zucchini, garlic, tomato, salt, pepper, pork sausage links, sunflower oil, and extra virgin olive oil.

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I start by browning the sausage while I cut up the vegetables.

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As always, I cut up and prepare more vegetables that I need so I have them on hand for other dishes that I can make quickly. Once the sausage is done, I pull it out and cut it up into small pieces.

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I sauté the vegetables in some extra virgin olive oil and butter and add some salt and pepper.

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While the vegetables are cooking, I cube the potatoes. Once the vegetables are done, I pull them out and put in about 3/4 inch of sunflower oil and deep fry the potatoes.

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I cook the potatoes until they are soft but not quite as much as I would if I were making French fries. When the potatoes are done I pull them out.

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I whip up three eggs and then start to combine everything. I add a couple scoops of potatoes and vegetables and then I add some of the sausage (the last tortilla is mine, because it will have a lot of sausage added.)

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I mix it all up and place it in a small, well-oiled skillet.

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Here is a quick video to show how to flip a tortilla.

Here are some pictures of the finished product.

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Of course as with any Spanish meal you have to have bread, but here is my little twist. Add some butter and olive oil in a skillet and soak the bread in the mixture and toast it in the skillet.

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And of course, I had to have some olives.

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These tortillas turned out really good and I have my extra vegetables to be used for other things, maybe my breakfast tomorrow.

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  • Terri Wishon October 5, 2012, 5:10 pm

    This looks so good. I’m going to try making it. Thanks for all the great recipes. You are an awesome chef!

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