So it's that time of year again. Between New Years Eve and New Years bowl games, a lot of people are scrambling to come up with something to bring to the party. Back in August, a few people posted recipes (LINK) for tailgaiting and whatnot. I think it's probably time to revisit a similar topic for everyone who is either hosting or bringing food to a New Years party.
I'd like to offer tortilla española (best translation is probably Spanish omlette). Easy, cheap, and tastes great either hot or cold. You can leave it sitting out all evening and it'll be just fine. Plus it's a nice change of pace from the pizza that you will have been consuming all day.
- 6 potatoes, peeled
- 1 large white or vidalia onion
- 6 eggs, beaten
- olive oil
First off, slice the potatoes and onion into discs (the onion will obviously fall apart, but it doesn't really matter at all). Fry them both together in olive oil in a fry pan. You know they're done when they begin to smell delicious and you can cut them easily with the side of a fork. Take the potatoes and onions off the heat and put them in another fry pan (OIL the pan first!); they should form a layer about 0.75"-1" tall in the pan. Crack the eggs and pour them into the fry pan with the potatoes and onions. The potatoes and onions should be just about completely submerged in the egg. Add salt to taste and cook on low-medium heat until the sides of the omlette are golden brown and the top isn't excessively runny.
Here's where it gets very slightly tricky. Take the whole thing, invert it onto a plate, and slide the omlette back into the fry pan, now upside down. It shouldn't take that long to finish cooking.
Pat yourself on the back and revel in the fact that you are awesome. Serve either cut into small, 1.5" squares, or placed on a baguette. Makes great food for drinking with some classier beer.
What recipes do you have for the MGoNewYear?