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If you’ve been a long time follower of My Humble Kitchen you’ll probably know that my family is from the South of Spain, Andalucia, where the sweltering summer months drive people in forces to the coast to cool and enjoy the finest tapitas and tinto de verano.
My family, we enjoy a good Spanish tortilla or as it’s called in Spain, tortilla espanola. I’ve showed you how to flip it at home and how I make it into bite sized morsels perfect for little hands.
Well today, I wanted to share with you another way to make a Spanish tortilla… baked. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “A Baked Spanish Tortilla? No Way!” Well, I wasn’t a huge fan of the concept either; however, once I really started using cast iron and ditched all of my non-stick skillets, I ran into a lot of problems flipping them. Sometimes they’d stick, but mostly, it’s heavy duty work flipping a large sized cast iron pan. So one day I decided to bake it to see how my family would enjoy it.
Goodness, they loved it. Now, I could tell the difference in flavor and prefer a fried on both sides, flipped, Spanish Tortilla; however, for those of you that have cast iron or just can’t seem to get the flipping thing just right, go ahead and bake it. Your family will enjoy it and this method will save you a bit of time in the kitchen as well.
A Spanish tortilla makes a great tapa or summer meal especially when paired with a cold gazpacho soup, fried peppers de padron, and don’t forget a tinto de verano.
A tinto de verano is a red wine mixed with a bit of seltzer water, called Casera in Spain, and iced. It’s so incredibly refreshing and another way to enjoy a glass of red wine in the heat of summer. At home, I’ll usually add a bit of 7up, or often times, I’ll just ice it.
The wine I drink at home is always, always from Spain. This week I purchased a bottle of Crianza from the region of Rioja in Spain.
Known for their flagship red wine grape Tempranillo, Rioja offers some of the best ‘food’ wines in the world. The perfect partners to a huge range of culinary styles, Rioja reds, blancos (whites) and rosados (rosés) are beautifully balanced in their alcohol content and acidity. While it’s a no-brainer that they pair brilliantly with foods from Spain, and other Mediterranean countries, there is almost no limit on less typical matches (find some inspiration here). The beauty of Rioja wines is that they pair well with everything from fish to veggies to meats and cheeses. So when you order a bunch of different small dishes ranging from fish to meats, Rioja will pair with everything without you having to order different wines.
This wine was refreshing and perfect for a tinto de verano. It was made smooth by the ice and still carried its complexity. It paired beautifully with my family’s Spanish evening supper.
Yes, I did add homemade fermented cortido to my spanish tortilla and served a round of fermented pickles as well.
A Spanish Tortilla Omelet Made Simple. Baked and Simply Scrumptious!
- 4-5 medium potatoes, sliced in rounds
- 1 small onion, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 eggs, whisked
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In an ovenproof skillet or cast iron pan, gently bring to heat a 1/2 cup of olive oil.
- Once the oil has been brought to heat, add the sliced potatoes and onion. Stir until mixed. Cover and sweat the vegetables for 10 minutes. You'll want the potatoes and onions to be softened and not too browned. Once softened, turn off the heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the 6 large eggs. Pour the eggs over the potato and onion mixture, and mix through.
- Place the skillet or cast iron pan into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
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I use a cast iron skillet and flip it every time without problems (skillet is well seasoned so food never stick). Can you give me some Spanish wines recommendations? I have found some good ones at Trader Joe’s 🙂 but if you can recommend me some that would be great! Thanks!
Denise @ Creative Kiitchen says
Hi Diana!! I hope you had a great summer! Spanish tortilla is my very favorite tapa. Had my first one in Spain when hubby and I went back in college. I make them at home, and my girls love them. I’ve been trying to get it up on my blog for 5 years now, and just haven’t gotten to it yet. 😉
I’ve been super quiet in the blogosphere this past year or 2…..still spending my marketing time promoting our business (hubby is self employed now) so we can keep food on the table. I miss blogging. This past week my older girls (15 and almost 12) haven’t shown an interest in my blog, and want to help as a family endeavor which I think is super cool! Blogging can be very time consuming, and addictive at times so I’ve been very careful with it these past few years as my girls have been approaching and becoming teens. We homeschool also, and discipling them is my number one priority. 🙂 I’m excited to spend time with them with my love of food blogging, and my oldest wants to do my photo editing.
Diana Bauman says
Denise, it’s good to hear from you! That’s awesome that your girls want to help with the blog. I’m in prayer right now as to how much time I have to spend on this place. I love it so, but like you, my number one priority are my children and now that they are getting older, homeschool is taking most of my time. It’s good to hear thought that as they get older, they can be a part of it. That’s so awesome! God Bless, Denise!!