Seems that I'm back up and running :) I am all moved in to a new house with a new kitchen that has tons of natural light for great food photography! So here is my first recipe from my new location.
I love the simplicity of tortilla espanola. Just eggs and potatoes cooked in olive oil and served in chunks or wedges. When I went to Spain, I loved that you could go to pretty much any restaurant at any time and know that you could get a glass of red wine and a hunk of omelette. This is the version that I make at home. Instead of potatoes, I use caramelized onions. I got the idea from Nacho Rubio's primal blueprint recipe contest entry. His version is still potato-based, but I think it's just as good (maybe even better!) if you leave them out.
You can eat this for breakfast or a light dinner, but my favorite way to serve it is to cut it into cubes, stick a few with toothpicks, and serve it chilled tapas-style.
SPANISH FRITTATA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS
Serves about 2 as a light meal or several as tapas
- 4-6 eggs (I used 4 large duck eggs, use 5-6 for chicken eggs)
- 2 small onions, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- Heat a bit of olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just barely starting to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until sticky and thoroughly caramelized.
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs with a generous amount of salt and pepper. When they are done cooking, add the onions to the beaten egg mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Add some more olive oil to a nonstick or cast iron pan. Pour in the egg mixture, ensuring that the onions are distributed evenly. Cover and cook over medium-low until the bottom is lightly browned. You can use a silicone spatula to check underneath.
- If using a cast iron skillet, finish by running it under the broiler. With a nonstick pan, transfer it to a plate, then invert it back onto the skillet to cook the other side.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature cut into chunks or wedges.
- OPTIONAL: Since the onions are so sweet, I like to get some contrast by sprinkling the top with coarse salt. I used truffle salt since I had some, fleur de sel would be lovely but regular Kosher or sea salt is fine too!