Breakfast tortilla with bravas sauce

15 Aug

This might seem like a bit of effort for a breakfast, but it’s really not – particularly if you, in some moment of divine inspiration, remember to parboil the potatoes when you have 2 minutes the day before. Luckily for Man Woman, Man possessed this foresight so breakfast only took about 20 minutes.

Tortilla is something we took a fancy to when in Madrid, when the only other breakfast option was a disturbingly glazed croissant or stale bread with tomato and sherry vinegar rubbed on it. We managed to get one place to serve the tortilla with bravas sauce, which makes it far more tasty, but only once or twice – when the waitstaff were prepared to understand our attempts at Spanish.

Tortilla Espanol (via London and Australia)

  • 8 small new potatoes, par boiled and smashed up a bit
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1-2 sliced garlic cloves
  • small handful of green beans
  • 4 eggs
  • salt (note: be generous with the this, the Spanish are)
  • olive oil (see ‘salt’ note)

In a non-stick pan about 20cm in diameter cook the onions and garlic in plentiful olive oil. Add potatoes, crush them a bit in the pan (we leave the skin on new potatoes), and add just another little glug of olive oil and salt. Meanwhile, roughly mix up the eggs – make sure yolks and whites are combined. Mix cut green beans in with the potato onion mix, make sure the sides of the pan are well oiled, then pour in the egg mix.

Cook on the stovetop for about 5 minutes, then finish under the grill. The best tortillas are just a bit runny in the centre – but this is a fairly thin one, so not quite so possible.

Serve with bravas sauce.

Estimated cost: £2.40

Musical accompaniment: Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes


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