While I was in Spain last month, one of the things that we were served everywhere in parts of Andalusia and as far north as Madrid was "Spanish Tortilla". It's what I would probably call a frittata here in the U.S. Spanish Tortilla is easy to make, simple, filling, and delicious. I used a recipe from Tyler Florence that tasted very similar to what I had in Spain. This is yummy served with slices of fresh tomatoes.
6 medium potatoes, thinly sliced or diced
2 small onions, chopped
1/2 tsp salt, plus 1/2 tsp
2 T sunflower oil, plus 2 T
1/4 cup milk
In a medium bowl mix the potatoes, onions, and 1/2 teaspoon salt by hand.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the potatoes and onions on low heat and cover with a lid for 5 minutes to let them soften. Turn up the heat for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the stove and drain off any excess oil.
Meanwhile break the eggs into a medium bowl. Add the remaining salt and milk and whisk vigorously until frothy. Add the potatoes and onions to the eggs and mix until fully integrated.
Clean the frying pan and return to stove.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil on a high heat and pour in the mixture, moving it around in the pan to help the tortilla to rise. Fry until golden brown, stirring occasionally until it has set. Then turn down the heat to allow the inside to cook. After a few minutes turn up the heat in order to brown the tortilla.
When it's cooked place a large plate over the frying pan and flip the tortilla onto it. Return to the pan and fry the other side until golden brown.
Food in Spain:
This is a very typical sight in spain. Aged jamón (air-dried, cured pork), is sold on the hoof and can be priced as high as $94 per pound, depending on the pig's diet, length of aging and so forth.
This is a local fresh fish market in Malaga. My sister and I wandered through obscure streets and found this place. The people in the market were clearly not used to tourists sauntering in, but were pleased to sell us anything we would pay for.
Moroccan spices are sold on the streets everywhere in Southern Spain. Morocco is only a 45 minute ferry ride away from the tip of Spain.