Basque Potato Tortilla~

Basque Potato Tortilla….French Fridays with Dorie

I was intrigued by this frittata-like dish selected for this week’s cook along from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table.  I’m pretty basic with my egg dishes…mushrooms, spinach, and cheese being about as exotic as I get.  I know…boring.  Still, this egg dish with potatoes, garlic, onion plus a hint of rosemary and cayenne sounded fabulous.  And it wasn’t slated for breakfast, but instead for lunch with a salad or as an hors d’oeuvre.

Dorie offers a few bonne idees…and they are all appealing:  onion and herb, mushroom or spinach and green onion.  I made her original recipe…and it was a keeper!!  Bill had a slice for dinner and asked if he could have it again for breakfast~


  1. I just love all the rosemary you used in your photos. I used dried rosemary in my dish, and I loved it.

  2. Looks wonderful Lizzy…one of our favorite busy night dinners…

  3. What gorgeous photos! Your tortilla looks absolutely perfect.

  4. Oh I loooove Spanish potato tortilla! Yours looked delicious! Lucky Bill!

  5. I made it in the evening and ate mine cold for breakfast and then packed some in a bento. It was absolutely delicious. Yours look great!

  6. it looks fantastic! yum! thank you for kind words over Chef’s Dennis blog!

  7. Very nice – and it photographed so well! It also looks like you survived the flip…yea for you!

  8. Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) says:

    Lizzy, this potato tortilla looks so flavorful and absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  9. gingerbreadcake says:

    Your tortilla looks sooo good and just beautiful. I so wish I could have made this dish. 🙂

  10. Thank you all!!! I’ll be by to check out all your lovely tortillas, too!

    Mia, I left you a link at your site, but for anyone else who is interested, my cutting board was a gift from Williams-Sonoma:|cutborwod

  11. Lizzy-I love the way your Spanish Tortilla turned out, Lora made it too, and it was amazing!
    A very comforting and yummy dish, with a nice sald to go with it. Very filling.
    Yours looks so beautiful, so perfect, love the photos as well!
    I bet your family enjoyed it too!

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  13. Thank you, all!!! So fun to share these dishes with you 🙂

  14. Tiffany, you are SO sweet!! Thank you!

    Mateja, hope you enjoy!!

    Have a great weekend, my friends!

  15. Yummy. I love potato and eggs so this is perfect for me. Thanks for sharing.

    Plan B

  16. Lizzy, Beautiful pictures and your tortilla looks wonderful. I will definitely try this one again.

  17. Pegasuslegend says:

    Fritata is a must here, almost once a week we love it you sure aced this one!

  18. Eggs and potatoes together are sublime! The pics are so scrumptious looking!

  19. Kris' Kitchen says:

    Beautiful photos and your tortilla looks great! I was thinking fritata too.

  20. So perfectly golden! Your photos are lovely and I do want to make the potato version.

  21. This looks perfect to me! I would love to serve this with a big bowl of salad and some fresh fruit. I lvoe how you styled your pictures too. The garlic and rosemary worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing with me!

  22. Oh, gosh, how nice to wake up to all these lovely comments!!! Thank you so much! Can’t wait for the tart next week~

  23. I’m glad you liked it – it looks so pretty! I think if I had added cheese all would be right with the world …

  24. I love the gorgeous photo essay, but where in the heck did that very fresh rosemary come from?!

  25. Thanks, Kudos, Trix and Kelly. My rosemary is buried under snow and ice, unfortunately, so thank goodness the grocery store came to the rescue 🙂

  26. KB from Prof Who Cooks says:

    The photos are really beautiful and I love that perfect level of browning you got on your tortilla!

  27. I’m impressed that your tortilla held it’s shape. I’m still learning the technique of flipping the tortilla so it remains in one piece.

  28. Thank you, French Friday friends 🙂

  29. I’m thinking non-stick pan next time…it took 4 spatulas and 2 people to remove mine in one piece 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Ms. Hobby says:

    Your pictures are great. The rosemary makes them look so artistic.

  31. Aw, thanks, Ms. Hobby!

  32. That looks so elegant and with all those potatoes and eggs, it’s got to be extremely delicious. That’s my kind of comfort food.

  33. Wow, your pics are great. They almost make me want to make it again…

  34. Thanks for the encouraging words on my first FFwD post. I look forward to more cooking as part of this fun food adventure.

  35. Thanks, friends!!! So nice to wake up to such nice comments! On to this week’s tart…what version are you all making????

  36. That last photo is absolutely stunning!

  37. Oh, what a sweet thing to say, peaseporridgepdx!!! Thank you!

  38. I think I need to get Dorie’s book!

    Beautiful styling as always, Liz.

  39. LOL, Carole…I can’t believe you haven’t caved yet 🙂

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