I resolved to make the tortilla in the morning before they came over, so that it would be ready (and I wouldn't need to fuss, or get in the way!). After going out to the garden to pick some fresh rosemary (I love that part!), I got my ingredients together, and I was ready to go! I had read Dorie's comments on what kind of pan to use. I decided not to bring anything up north. Since she said "a heavy skillet with a diameter of 9 to 10 inches... smaller is better than larger here", I decided that I would throw caution to the wind, and use the Sur la Table regular skillet - no non-stick this time. I crossed my fingers, hoping that it would turn out (literally!).
|this could no be simpler... eggs, onion, garlic potatoes, herbs, olive oil... who doesn't have that|
in their kitchen (ok, I don't usually have potatoes, but...)?
|prepped and ready|
I love the rosemary we have - the trailing kind with beautiful blue flowers
|ready to start the first step - a nice saute of the potatoes|
|set aside to cool a bit and allow for the cleaning of the skillet|
|and the eggs and spices|
|here's the really tricky part|
eggs? in a not non-stick pan? had me uber-worried!
|maybe a bit too toasty, but I wanted it cooked through|
I probably started with broiling a bit early!
|the finished tortilla! beautiful!|
I thought this was really good when I first made it. I think it suffered a little bit as a "leftover" - but let's face it, sharing a piece of the tortilla over a glass of wine with friends is always going to be better than a quick lunch at work during a busy day!!
I want to try some of Dorie's other Bonne Idees as well, or even some other combinations. I think I'll adjust the pan size (up! - sorry Dorie) if I make it with the same ingredients - but what a terrific quick meal/snack. What a great thing to wind down on a Friday evening with... an easy basque tortilla and a nice glass of wine!
(and on an important side note... wow! the directions for cooking, with eggs (!), in a regular pan worked beautifully! I thought it would stick and I'd be scrubbing for days! I'm so excited to try that again... very, very cool. Thanks, Dorie!)