How to Turn Leftover Baked Potatoes into a Tortilla Centerpiece – Recipe | Christmas food and drink

I I came up with today’s recipe in 2011, when I started working to combat food waste, and it’s still one of my all-time favorite ways to use up leftover baked potatoes. You can also mix in other leftovers, such as roasted vegetables and meats (roasted peppers, ham, and roasted pork are especially good).

Grilled potato tortilla

Leftovers are a blessing and make it easier to cook meals for the future. This Spanish-style tortilla makes a large and delicious serving of it; In fact, it’s so good, I often cook more roast potatoes just so I have some to make. I like the tortilla runny in the middle, but if you’d rather cook it more, give it about six minutes on each side, instead of just three or four. And be careful not to have hot oil spilled on you when turning the tortilla. If you’d rather not risk hearting, finish it under the broiler or in a hot oven; However, if you’re going this route, leave the tortilla soft before its final burst, to ensure the best results and texture.

serves 4-6

Light olive oilfor frying
2 onionsPeeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlicPeeled and coarsely chopped
500 grams of leftover baked potatoesCut into cubes
6 eggsto beat gently
Salt and black pepper
Light olive oilfor frying

Heat a good drop of oil in a frying pan, then sauté the onion for about 10 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat.

Put the potatoes in a bowl and stir in the cooked onion mixture and leave to cool. Once it has cooled, add the beaten eggs, season and let it rest for five minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a small deep frying pan (16-18 cm in diameter). When the oil becomes very hot, pour in the egg mixture and move the pan from side to side to prevent the eggs from sticking. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for three or four minutes.

Place a plate over the skillet and flip the tortilla onto it, basting in the hot oil. Return the skillet to the heat, add a little oil, and when it’s hot, slide the tortilla, uncooked side down, back into the skillet. Shake it from side to side again, reduce the heat to very low, and using a wooden spoon or spatula, crease any jagged edges underneath to make the tortilla orderly and round. Cook for another three or four minutes, then slide onto a plate and eat warm (or allow to cool to room temperature and serve later). Cooked tortillas will keep up to five days in the refrigerator.

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