Baked Potato Tortilla

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

I really love how this blogging mania of mine makes me learn things.

Before, I barely knew what an omelette was.

Well …not really …but almost.

Now, as I do basically nothing else but cook and read about food, I really love the stuff I discover about various foods and cuisines.

It’s totally addictive.

Take ‘tortilla’, for instance …in some parts of the world (like Mexico, for example) the word ‘tortilla’ refers to a flatbread made from corn or wheat whereas in other parts of the world (like Spain, South America or Cuba) ‘tortilla’ refers to an omelette, with variations that include vegetables such as onions and potatoes.

Who knew that?

Well, millions of people, Petra!

Okay, okay …but I didn’t …and now I do …which makes me really happy.

The place I decided to visit this time – at least gastronomically – is Spain. It seems that they really cherish and nurture their love for potato tortillas. Though I’ve learned that they like to prepare it by the process of very slow cooking in a frying pan I decided to bake it.

Call me a rebel if you wish to…

And you know what?

It turned out yummy!

Just perfectly flavorful, satisfying yet not too rich – just what a person craves these summer days.

Come, have a look at what it looked like in my kitchen while making this delish dish…

(‘Delish dish’ …hmm, is a person allowed to say anything like that?)

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

These are the ingredients that I’ve used.

Yes, it includes cheese.

I love cheese.

I mean I L-O-V-E cheese!

Cheese makes me go on… (and eggnog, too …and wine …and chocolate …and pumpkin seeds and …sorry).

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

1. If you’d like to make your own yummy baked potato tortilla then begin by peeling and slicing 5 medium potatoes.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

2. Then brush a round baking dish with some vegetable oil fairly liberally.

(I am using an 8 x 1 1/2 inches – 20 x 4 cm round baking dish here.)

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

3. Place the potato slices into the baking dish.
4. Sprinkle the potatoes with 1 teaspoon of salt.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

5. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

6. Add the sour cream…

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

7. …and whisk just until well combined.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

8. Then let some cutting/slicing begin.

Slice about 1/2 of the leek into thin rounds.

If you don’t have a leek on hand right now, fell free to replace it with one half of a medium onion – slice it thinly and it will work just fine.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

This leek is a very cute thing… don’t you think?

Just cute.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

9. Then cut the Feta cheese into cubes, grate the Edam cheese and throw it all, along with the leeks, into the bowl with the whisked eggs.
10. Mix to combine.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

11. Pour the heavenly cheesy mixture over the potatoes.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

12. Slice the tomatoes into thin rounds. Then cut each round in half to get these cute thin wedges.
13. Arrange the tomato wedges over the top in an artistic way – please, let yourself be led by your inner feelings here …you can create any kind of art on top, depending on your mood. I was in a rather tidy mood this time, but you can go wild and messy, or abstract or even nihilist – with no tomatoes at all.

Or just don’t listen to me at all since this moving-to-a-new-flat-and-a-new-town that I am going through these days has left some marks in my brain obviously.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

14. Bake this yummy thing at 347 F (175 C) for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the dish comes out clean.

baked potato tortilla recipe with step-by-step images

If you are into cheese, potatoes and some fun then you’ll definitely LOVE this dish.

And let’s be frank here – who isn’t into cheese, potatoes and some fun?

See?

I am afraid that your fate has been sealed…

14 Responses to Baked Potato Tortilla

  1. 1

    Hi Petra, I love your blog. I found it the other day on tastespotting. I loved your posts about photography. I’m still saving for a slr and doin’ a little praying too. Your tips have been really helpful. I’m still working on the photos. They are better than they were but I’m still not getting accepted on TS or FG. Whatever. I’m just going to keep trying. My point and shoot does a good job but still limits me. Regardless, food blogging is fun! I like what you said about how it makes you learn things…so true. Your dish looks delish and I didn’t know abou the non-flour/corn tortilla thing either. Cheers!

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      zoomyummy says:

      Hi Lauren! Thanks for your nice words. I wish you a lot of luck with the saving and praying, too :). I used to use a point-and-shoot for my first posts but – BUT – the dslr made a huge step. You’ll get accepted straightaway, I’m sure. Luckily, the prices are going down. I am currently saving for a better one too. So fingers crossed for both of us… :) Have a wonderful day! :) Petra

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    ldh says:

    What an unusual and delicious looking recipe. I think I’m gonna like it! :)

  3. 3
    Joy says:

    WOW! This kinda reminds me of a quiche – I guess because of the egg and cheese in a pie shape..haha! This looks so simple I may have to try this over the weekend!

  4. 4
    Jessica says:

    This will definitely be a winner in our house! Thanks for posting this awesome recipe with great pictures that describe the process very well.

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    bunkycooks says:

    This looks delicious and is perfect to make while the tomatoes are so good! Thanks for the recipe.

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    louise mellor says:

    addictive… obsessive you might say. yes blogging has got the best of me too. this tortilla looks beautiful, found you on tastespotting- Chef Louise

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    LarteMio says:

    Petra, I love your enthusiasm about food and learning…….. I am from South America and I have learned a lot from cooking as well. I am not a purist, I advocate creativity. However, if you change the recipe around it is no longer the recipe you claim to be. You can change the cooking technique as you have done it, but changing the ingredients is a different story, it becomes a different dish. I think what you have cooked is not a Spanish tortilla; it is more like a hybrid between an omelet and a quiche. It looks very creative and very delicious though….

    Adios, Jorge.

    P.S I love your photos….Are you a professional photographer? Do you photoshop your pictures before posting them?

    • 7.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi LarteMio! Thanks for your comment. Oh yeah, I should call this ‘Petra’s Tortilla’ or something. And I am not a pro photographer – I just love it …and yes, I do photoshop my pictures – that’s another thing I love. Thanks for visiting, come back soon! Petra

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    Anonymous says:

    I agree with LarteMio (I’m Spanish!) though this actually looks very nice! :)

    The way we’d make it would be frying the potato slices first until they’re soft and golden, then beating the eggs, mixing both together and frying that on a low flame.

    Changing the method is fine, but I wonder if the flavour would suffer if you don’t fry the potato? Also feta (being a Greek cheese) and edam (Dutch) wouldn’t be used. I’ve never seen a tortilla with tomatoes either, though it sort of makes sense when you think about it. When I was little I always ate my tortilla with ketchup!

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    kylee says:

    oh my goodness that looks so good! must try!

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    Jessica says:

    I love a Spanish Tortilla growing up in South Florida this was a staple. It has been hard to find a good tortilla since I have moved from there. I’m glad you shared your recipe I will attempt to make one with a little tweaking. Frying the potatoes in EVOO ahead of time will add lots of flavor some calories too :( Chorizo would make a nice addition. I like the tomato topping.

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    joan says:

    Trying this today….waiting for it to come out of oven….so far 347F for 40 mins doesn’t even come close. the cheese hasn’t melted and the potatoes are firm.

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