French Fridays with Dorie: Basque Potato Tortilla

As I’ve mentioned before, this is a food of my childhood. I tell you, Dorie, you are just what I needed, coming off the doldrums of a difficult couple of months.

Not only was the dish perfect, but the kid volunteered to cook it, so all I had to do was read her the instructions, eat my yummy dinner, and take a photo. How great is that?

basque potato tortilla

I liked the little zip gained by using the pinch of cayenne, which once you’ve deleted the optional garlic and rosemary, which we did, is the only thing I don’t already put into my tortilla.

This felt almost like cheating, since I make this all the time, but it was cool to share it with the kid, who doesn’t usually like to cook very much. “Spanish tortilla”, as we call it, is a mom food for us both, and I treasure that.

By the way, this dish is among the cheapest dinners imaginable. Four large servings for, let’s see:

9 eggs = 90 cents
1 onion = 20 cents
1 lb. potatoes = 69 cents (if I’d used russets, it would’ve been even less)
1/4 cup olive oil = 50 cents or so
around 57 cents a serving, and delicious servings they were.

Want to see more people’s takes on this lovely dish? Head over to the Leave Your Link post. (At the time I posted this, the link wasn’t up yet, but if you click on the main FFwD site, you should see it at the top. I’ll edit this when the link is up. Also, you may want to check out my FFwD-related giveaway.

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  1. yummychunklet wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 12:40 am Uhr1

    I love the huge chunks of potato in your dish. It makes me sad that the blizzard of 2011 in Chicago forced me to make the mushroom version instead since I had no potatoes and had no intention of going out in gusting winds to obtain some. Great post!
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  2. Flourchild wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 10:16 am Uhr2

    Cheap is always good…I love the break down! It looks fabulous! Im glad it made you think of your mom!
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  3. Liz wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 11:48 am Uhr3

    Aw, how wonderful that this is a dish from your childhood…and that your kiddo made it! Very cool!!!
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  4. ComeUndone wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm Uhr4

    Nice work. Kudos to your kid for an amazing meal!
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  5. Jessica of My Baking Heart wrote on February 4th, 2011 at 2:07 pm Uhr5

    Looks yummy! It’s so delicious… crazy how easy this one is! :)
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  6. Cher wrote on February 5th, 2011 at 7:19 am Uhr6

    Wow – it is always nice when you can get young help in the kitchen. Well done.
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  7. Serene wrote on February 5th, 2011 at 8:24 am Uhr7

    Wellll… She’s 19. Young, but not a little kid. :-)
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  8. Lana wrote on February 11th, 2011 at 1:28 am Uhr8

    Serene, seeing kids in the kitchen is one of the most wonderful things in the world. Mine helped me make dinner tonight and we had such a great time.
    I liked this dish, but it was not one of my favorite Dorie’s meals. Next time I’ll try to spruce it up a bit. But it is the epitome of comfort food:)
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