Thursday, May 15, 2008

Too Hot For Soup

Potato Leek Soup was on the menu for tonight, but it is way too hot for soup. A friend suggested I make Tortilla Espanola as this was her favorite dish in Spain and uses similar ingredients. It can also be made and then eaten at room temperature. Perfect for this kind of weather! I mostly followed this recipe, but googled Tortilla Espanola and read a few recipes to get the main idea.



RecipeSource.com explains that "In Spain, a tortilla isn't the cornmeal flat bread that we think of, but an omelet" typically loaded with potatoes and onions.

My first attempt at this dish didn't turn out perfect, it could be because I didn't follow a recipe and tried to wing it a bit. But I can definitely see its potential. I think that using onions as called for, instead of leeks would really be better.

My friend swooned over this dish and everything I read said it was wonderful, so I must make it again. Next time I'll pick one recipe and stick to it!

9 comments:

AlasMyDear said...

it still looks pretty yummy to me, though! i'd eat that any day :)

love your little monster things!

SisterDG said...

Mmm. . . this looks good! I'll have to try it out. Anything involving eggs and potatoes is a friend of mine. I wonder how sacreligious it would be to layer in some Canadian bacon?

Roxanne said...

Sounds like a frittata kind of. Looks pretty good to me too!

Amy said...

I would still eat it. My favorite part of egg dishes is the part that gets hard on the outside. I know...so weird, but it looks yummy to me.

Emmy said...

lol, it looks a BIT burn, lol. but it SOUNDS tasty! ^_^

mushroommeadows said...

hahaha yeah sticking to one recipe is sometimes a good idea. ;) hahaha it still makes me hungry! :)

Norwegian Son said...

One of Katy and my favorite dishes in Spain too. I'm sure she has a good recipe of you want to try the real deal. Eggs, lots of potatoes and oniions. Try it with some roasted red peppers in a sandwich of french bread.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I loved this dish when we were travelling in Spain. Thanks for reminding me of it - I think it would be a winner with the family!

WendyB said...

I love potato leek soup!