French Fridays with Dorie: Basque Potato Tortilla

French Friday is Basque / Spanish Friday this week. And the kid did the cooking!

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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
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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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Author: Serene

I run The Mom Food Project, which was born out of love for my mom and a desire to preserve the recipes of my childhood, which didn't actually exist in written form until I quizzed my mom and wrote the recipes down.

8 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Basque Potato Tortilla”

  1. 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!

  2. 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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