Spanish Tortilla from the kid

tortilla and flower tea

Photo by Joan Ortiz

This is my Aunt-Sandi-weekend-morning food. It’s also sort of my Nana food. It’s both.  The tea is totally Sandi tea, because she’s the one who always got me those.  It was green tea with pomegranate and wildflowers, and it was delicious.

For the tortilla, I caramelized the onions first, then set them aside. Then I cooked the potatoes a bit and mixed them back together. Put all that in the frying pan, put all the egg in, and then I moved it around until it was all even and cooked it on a low temperature for a long time, then broiled the top in the oven.

[Note from Serene:  “Aunt Sandi” is what The Kid calls me.  You can see more verbose cooking instructions for the tortilla at my previous post on the subject.]

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  1. flynn wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:54 am Uhr1

    This looks so delicious! I wish my mum had made this sort of omelet-ish thing during my upbringing. Sadly, her cooking wasn’t up to par.

  2. Carol wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 1:06 am Uhr2

    Beautiful and, I’m sure, delicious. Nice photo too.

  3. Adriana wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 2:34 am Uhr3

    I love the tea blossoming in the back! I could eat tortilla española pretty much all day.
    Adriana recently posted..Guacamole Italiano

  4. Mamagotcha wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 6:58 am Uhr4

    Wow, that looks delicious! And that tea (and teapot) are just gorgeous. What a fantastic (and easy!) way to add a lovely visual element to your meal’s experience.

  5. Irfon-Kim Ahmad wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 am Uhr5

    That looks really tasty! :)
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  6. OMG! Yummy wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 am Uhr6

    Great job Kid! In my house, nothing makes me happier than watching my “kids” cook. So bravo – you cooked, you wrote, you shared (but did you clean up?). Sorry, I’m a mom – couldn’t help myself on that. It looks beautiful and definitely good enough to eat.

    I read the previous post too – love the story behind the tortilla and definitely plan to try this technique. You guys might enjoy my most recent pancake post – it’s definitely a grandma/momfood recipe. Really quite basic but oh so different and delicious just like this tortilla. Thanks to you both for sharing the stories and the recipe!
    OMG! Yummy recently posted..Bubbe’s Bubula – Recreating my Grandma’s Puffy Matzo Meal Pancake

  7. Lydia wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 am Uhr7

    This looks really,really good. And I absolutely the idea of Sandy tea. Great post :)

  8. Stu wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 am Uhr8

    It looks wonderful, your Aunt Sandy must of enjoyed it. She’s lucky to have someone like you looking after her.

  9. yummychunklet wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm Uhr9

    Looks delicious! Great job!
    yummychunklet recently posted..They’re Here!

  10. rebecca high wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm Uhr10

    That looks delicious! Good work! I love those flowering tea thingies too. Yum!

  11. ompomelet@gmail.com wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 5:09 pm Uhr11

    Well done photographs and great blog post, thanks! :-)

  12. ompomelet@gmail.com wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 5:10 pm Uhr12

    Great photos and fun blog post, thanks!

  13. ompomelet@gmail.com wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 5:10 pm Uhr13

    Great photos and blog post, thanks! :-)

  14. Serene wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 5:35 pm Uhr14

    Oops, were you having trouble commenting? Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  15. Katie wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm Uhr15

    That is a really lovely photo! Nice position and contrast of colors.
    The spanish tortilla looks delicious as well, I really wish I could eat it right now. :(

  16. Aaron wrote on March 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm Uhr16

    I used to eat this as a kid growing up and it strikes a special chord for me in my heart. This looks absolutely delicious and I would be happy to eat that any day! Nice photo too!

  17. Broot wrote on March 5th, 2011 at 12:25 pm Uhr17

    That looks really yummy. Will have to check out the other directions. Visiting from SITS!

  18. Amber wrote on March 5th, 2011 at 1:18 pm Uhr18

    That looks awesome!

  19. Serene wrote on March 6th, 2011 at 1:48 pm Uhr19

    Yeah, I’m proud of her! Thanks.

  20. Serene wrote on March 6th, 2011 at 1:49 pm Uhr20

    Thanks! She’s starting to be quite a decent beginner cook. At first, she was afraid of failing. Now, she’s a lot braver.

  21. Tané Tachyon wrote on March 7th, 2011 at 4:08 pm Uhr21

    Looks great!