Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Around My French Table: Basque Tortilla

We've been making a serious effort at meatless Monday's. We aren't always able to make it on the right day - but I figure as long as we have a meatless dinner once a week we're doing A-OK! I'm finding it's just a little too easy to rely on pizza or pasta on our meatless days, and I've been making an effort to shake things up. 

A few of my post-it recipes from Around My French Table fit the 'meatless' bill, and after having Meghan's Spanish Tortilla at our potluck, I thought I'd try my hand at Dorie's recipe. I started by sauteing the chopped potatoes and onions.


I mixed up nine eggs with a little salt and cayenne


And then Rafe remembered the leftover gruyere in the fridge and suggested we add it to the tortilla - right on!!


After the potatoes browned, I added the eggs and allowed them to cook in the pan a bit, then finished the tortilla in the oven.


Since this was a pretty simple dish, I decided to spice it up a bit. Meghan served her tortilla with a sriracha mayo, and I decided to do the same.


Rafe put together one of his delicious salads


And we feasted on this meatless meal. The eggs and potatoes make this hearty enough for a dinner when accompanied by salad. Of course this would also be delicious as a brunch item...The tortilla was also satisfying as my lunch the following day at work.


Oh, and if you like spice, sriracha mayo is the way to go - the kick cuts the richness of the dish perfectly, and adds a bit of tang.
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Do you ever make eggs for dinner? What is your favorite egg dish?

15 comments:

  1. this looks awesome!! i just posted my current favorite breakfast... potato pancake, spinach, smoked salmon and a poached egg, yum! but you can't go wrong with eggs ;)

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  2. Wow, this looks AWESOME! I love making egg white omelettes for dinner whenever I'm feeling lazy but what a healthy meal!

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  3. Tortilla itself is probably one of my all time favorite dishes. Paired with the mayo and that gorgeous salad I would take this meal any day.

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  4. I usually make fried eggs for dinner. This looks simple and tasty. I might give it a go. Thanks!

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  5. I am impressed with Rafe's salad! And this dish looks amazing.

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  6. I eat eggs for dinner a lot, probably too often actually haha. Basque tortiall sounds absolutely fantastic, and yes, especially with sriracha mayo! Yum!

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  7. You know I love this! That salad is gorgeous!

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  8. This looks AMAZING! I need to keep this in mind. I've been making a serious effort to try to minimize the amount of meat in my life, mostly because I feel like I end up wasting quite a bit of expensive meat! I'm going to have to make this soon for Foxy :) I hope all is well!! Let me know the next time you are back up in Boston!

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  9. Tortilla is one of my favorite egg dinners - this looks fantastic..and so easy!

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  10. That tortilla looks awesome! I love potatoes and eggs... and that hint of gruyere -- just perfect. Can you believe I was at Burger Battle on meatless Monday?! I think it's good to try to fit in one meatless meal a week too... I don't usually do it with dinner, but most times my lunches lack meat.

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  11. This looks like a very hearty and delicious meatless meal!

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  12. How divine! Horray for you that you got to eat that!
    We were into quiches with spinach and smoked cheddar cheese last winter. But I haven't made it at all this year.

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  13. yummmmm the salad is the perfect light pairing for the heavy tortilla. i want one!

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  14. oh this looks incredible! I love having eggs/breakfast for dinner!

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  15. We love frittata... and eggs over easy... and the best is the Italian Egg Sandwich by Giada on Food Network. This is my husband's favorite breakfast meal! So yummy....

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