Spanish Tortilla with Sweet Pepper
adapted from www.marthastewart.com
In Spain, tortilla refers to a hearty egg-and-potato dish that's eaten warm or cold any time of day. Sweet colored peppers gives this version another layer of flavor.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for serving
- 1 pound potatoes, sliced inch thick
- 1 large to 2 small sweet peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium oven-proof nonstick skillet (or a cast iron skillet) heat oil over medium. Add potatoes, bell pepper, and onion; season with salt and pepper (skillet will be very full). Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are crisp-tender, 14 to 16 minutes. Uncover, and cook off excess liquid, 1 to 2 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, parsley, hot sauce if using, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet, and stir to distribute evenly. With the back of a spatula, press down on vegetables so they lay flat and are submerged.
Bake until tortilla is set, 12 to 16 minutes. To unmold, run a rubber spatula around edge of skillet to release tortilla; invert onto a serving plate. Drizzle tortilla with oil; garnish with parsley.
(Farmer's note: I find un-molding difficult, so I usually just serve this by cutting slices directly out of my cast iron pan.)