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Spanish-Style Potato Tortilla
Serves 6; 1 wedge per serving
Not to be confused with Mexican tortillas, the Spanish tortilla is a traditional egg-and-potato dish similar to a thick, robust omelet or Italian frittata. Serve it as a breakfast entrée with a side of fresh fruit.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound potatoes, quartered lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups egg substitute
1/2 cup shredded manchego curado cheese
1 4-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained well
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. In a medium ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the potatoes and onion. Transfer the mixture to the skillet. Using a spatula, gently spread and press it into an even layer. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender.
4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the egg substitute, manchego, and pimiento. Pour over the potato mixture. Don’t stir. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the tortilla is set.
5. Slide the tortilla onto a serving plate, or serve directly from the skillet. Cut into 6 wedges.
Cook’s Tip on Manchego Cheese: Manchego is a Spanish cheese made of sheep’s milk. The curado version has been aged and has a mild, nutty flavor and creamy texture. It is commonly found in grocery stores.
On-the-go Breakfast Tip: To eat this tortilla on the move, stuff a wedge into half of a whole-grain pita pocket or wrap it in a corn tortilla. Then wrap wax paper around it or place the bottom half in a sandwich-size plastic bag with the top sticking out.
Nutrition Analysis (per serving)
Total Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Carbohydrates 18 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 10 g
1 starch, 1 lean meat
This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook, Copyright © 2013 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.