Basque Potato Tortilla - French Fridays with Dorie

Friday, February 4, 2011

Basque Potato Tortilla - French Fridays with Dorie
Basque Potato Tortilla

This week, the French Fridays with Dorie group made Basque Potato Tortilla from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Around my French Table.

My friend's dad is Ecuadorian and grew up with eating tortillas that are basically egg and potato omelets - it is definitely a meal in itself. So, when he went to a Mexican restaurant here in Los Angeles many years ago, he ordered a tortilla. How many, sir? He, of course, answers "one" because he isn't a competitive eater. Imagine his surprise when a little flat corn tortilla arrived. This story always makes me chuckle.

Basque Potato Tortilla - French Fridays with Dorie
So, when you see Tortilla in this title, know that it's a Spanish tortilla and not a corn or flour tortilla you might see at the grocery store! :)

I used a sweet potato because I was too lazy to go to the store to get a regular potato! Well, it turned out great! I also added some spinach leaves to the onion, sweet potato and eggs. I made about 1/2 the recipe in a smaller pan and used 3 whole eggs and one egg white. After the eggs set, you pop it into the broiler for a few minutes to get that absolutely delicious and beautiful brown topping. The broiler rocks it.

Be sure to check out my fellow French Fridays with Dorie members and see their creations!

Basque Potato Tortilla - French Fridays with Dorie
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Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Your tortilla looks so tasty!! :) Fun story about your friends dad!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! I love the idea of using sweet potatoes and the green makes the dish way less monochromatic! :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love sweet potatoes! Now I have to make this again (not that it's a bad thing at all). ;)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said... [Reply to comment]

So pretty! Would love to try this with sweet potato - great idea! :)

Ms. Hobby said... [Reply to comment]

Your spinach made this so pretty in the pictures!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I like the makes it look less beige-foodie.

Trevor Sis Boom said... [Reply to comment]

I'm falling behind so I will make it for dinner tonight. I'll have to stop and get spinach I believe as I was thinking this needed something to punch it up a bit.

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

Now that is a beautiful tortilla Your site is always an isperation. B:)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely photos!

Betsy said... [Reply to comment]

I love how this looks with the spinach. I have sweet potatoes in the pantry. I'm going to try one with your sweet potato-spinach combo. Why isn't your sweet potato orange?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Betsy Betsy, there are white sweet potatoes. Most people call the orange potato a yam, but usually it too is a sweet potato. Anyway, this one is white :) - mary

Cher Rockwell said... [Reply to comment]

Very lovely. Love the thought of the sweet potato and the spinach.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your photographs are beautiful!

KK said... [Reply to comment]

Looks incredible! I made sure to eat before coming to your blog :-) I'm curious - do you decide what to bake depending on the foods you currently have in the house??? Or - do you go shopping every time you decide to make something new...??? Seems like you'd spend an awful lot of time shopping. Do you have a system or method you could share?

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Love the use of sweet potato here. They are my favorite tater so I know what along with the spinach this tortilla was super super delish!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

The picture looks almost unreal. So colorful.

Aside from that - it looks delicious.

alyce said... [Reply to comment]

This looks incredible. Love tortilla and interested to try it with sweet potato.

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so amazing. I love all of its vibrant colors, and potatoes? Holy carb fest.

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said... [Reply to comment]

Your blog is beautiful, as is your tortilla. We had this same "tortilla" daily when I studied abroad in Spain. It was so awesome - especially a tortilla sandwich. I mean, why not put eggs and potatoes between bread and call it a sandwich? Obviously. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love spanish tortillas, and yours is a true beauty with that lovely colour from the spinach! I never knew a tortilla could look so good! :)

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