Adapted from our Galician friends and Saveur
This classic Spanish dish can be served for breakfast, cut in cubes for tapas, or as a bocadillo (sandwich) on a baguette. A quick note: Add the potato mixture while it’s hot enough to start cooking the eggs but not so hot as to soufflé them.
- 3⁄4 cup Spanish olive oil
- 6 potatoes, peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
- 6 eggs
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a 10″ sauté pan.
- Add potatoes and onions and cook, lifting and turning, until potatoes are soft but not brown, about 20 minutes.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl until pale yellow. Transfer sautéed potatoes and onion with a slotted spoon to beaten eggs. Reserve oil.
- Heat 1 tbsp. reserved oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add egg and potato mixture, spreading potatoes evenly in the pan. Cook uncovered until the bottom is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
- Gently shake pan so tortilla doesn’t stick, then slide a spatula along edges and underneath tortilla. Place a large plate over pan and quickly turn plate and pan over so tortilla falls onto plate.
- Add 1 tsp. reserved oil to pan, slide tortilla back in (uncooked side down), carefully tuck in sides with a fork, and continue cooking over medium heat until eggs are just set, about 3 minutes.
- Cut into wedges and serve at room temperature.