Friday, February 4, 2011

Basque Potato Tortilla FFwD

This has been a crazy week. I was away for 5 days visiting my Aunt in SC.  I returned just in time to be whacked by another snow and ice storm. I think the 90th of the winter, at least that's how it feels.  I spent the day washing and packing and shoveling snow.  We are leaving for a visit with my son and his family on Friday, then heading to Florida for a few weeks. So, last night I was really not in the mood to do any cooking. It seemed like a great night for take out! However, I was not able to participate with FFwD last friday and I didn't want to miss another week. Reluctantly, I pulled out the cookbook and checked the recipe.  I was happily surprised by the ingredients. I had everything I needed on hand. As I read the process, I thought "easy". I was not disappointed. This is what I would call a frittata. Cooked on the stove and then put in the oven to finish cooking.  I pulled out the potatoes and garlic. I decided to substitute scallions for the onions because my husband does not like chunks of onions in his food. I am usually very clever about hiding them but, substitution worked well last night! I put them all in my cast iron fry pan and let them cook for about 20 minutes. While they were cooking I pre-heated my oven. I then beat my eggs with the seasonings. When the potatoes where done I added them to the eggs, cleaned my fry pan and poured them back into pan. I added some ham to the eggs and when I was ready to pop them in the oven I topped it with some asiago cheese. I thought the cheese sounded like a really good addition. Potatoes, cheese and eggs….what could be better. It so happens that last night…Nothing!  
This was surprisingly good and my husband and I both really enjoyed it. I would definitely make this again. I served mine hot…right out of the oven. 


Potatoes, scallions, garlic and rosemary

Potatoes cooking slowly
Just out of the oven and looking so good!


Bon Appétit!!



This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new cookbook 'Around My French Table'.

12 comments:

  1. OMG something that you make that I actually think I could make. Looks wonderful, your pictures are so good I could almost smell the potato cooking. Yummy. Ann

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  2. What a great idea to substitute scallions! It also added a nice pop of color. And, the asiago cheese sounds so delicious right now.

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  3. Kathy-What a gorgeous, and comforting creation. My daughter also made the Spanish tortilla, and hers turned out so well too. We had this last night at her house, with a nice salad, just like you did. Such a lovely dish, and photos, as well!

    P.S. noticed that you sneaked a little bit of diced ham in it, and melted cheese on the top?
    ...and why not? Yumm!

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  4. Looks great! I wish I had added cheese to mine. I think I'll try a mushroom and cheese one next time.

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  5. Enjoyed your post and pictures!

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  6. Absolutely wonderful! If I had someone around here that could serve me this, my, all the snow would not matter anymore! :)

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  7. The asiago cheese and ham are great additions, Kathy. Your tortilla looks lovely with the cheese melting. Mmmm...

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  8. I think asiago would have sent this dish over the top for me. Next time, I'm definitely adding cheese.

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  9. The cheese and scallions were a nice touch -just the pop this dish seemed to want. Looks great.

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  10. You have been Busy! Im glad you found the time to make this wonderful dish! I hope you have a great Sunday!!

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  11. Wow, you sound even busier than me. THis was definitely a good recipe for all of us crazy, busy people! Your photos look so yummy!

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  12. YC, Elaine, I would put cheese on just about anything. Eggs, Potatoes and cheese Yum! FC, I love to be busy, and I always try to find time to cook…we all have our priorities. Steph, With opening your new store I'm sure you are much busier than me…this dish did work well! Thanks everyone for the very nice comments! I love hearing from you all!

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