Tortilla de Patata (Spanish Tortilla)

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12 servings

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3 tablespoons: butter

1 large: red bell pepper, sliced into rings

1: fresh poblano chile pepper, sliced into rings

1 large: onion, sliced

2 tablespoons: bacon drippings

6 medium: potatoes, peeled and sliced

8: eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons: water

2 tablespoons: finely chopped fresh parsley

: salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups: shredded Cheddar cheese


Place potatoes in a large bowl, cover with cold water, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so. Drain, pat dry, and season with salt.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onion in butter until soft. Remove from pan, and set aside. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and bacon fat in pan, and fry the potatoes until crisp and medium brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

Arrange the potatoes in a lightly-buttered, non-stick pan, preferably a deep, slope-sided skillet. Arrange the onions and peppers over the potatoes, and then spread cheese over the top. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with water, parsley, and salt and pepper; pour the mixture over the potatoes. Put the skillet in a larger pan with a half inch of water in it.

Bake in preheated oven until eggs set, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the tortilla, let cool, and loosen edges from the pan. Put a serving plate over the skillet, and flip the tortilla over onto the plate. Cut into small pie-shape wedges. Refrigerate until ready to serve; reheat if desired.


Calories: 244 kcal

Carbohydrates: 21.3 g

Cholesterol: 166 mg

Fat: 13.4 g

Fiber: 3.1 g

Protein: 10.3 g

Sodium: 264 mg

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