Watch How to Make a Spanish-ish Tortilla Without a Recipe

April 29, 2015

Here at Food52, we love recipesbut do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.

Today: Watch Kristen Miglore and Erin McDowell create a Spanish-ish tortilla without a recipe.


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This is not quite a Spanish tortilla, but it has all the desirable qualities of one—with a little less work. In this video, Executive Editor Kristen Miglore and Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell riff on the classic Spanish tortilla. Their rendition involves fewer worrisome flips of a cast-iron pan and a slight variation on cooking the ingredients, but yields the same texture and beautifully stacked layers of egg, onion, and potato you want from a Spanish tortilla.

Video by Kyle Orosz

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Chop July 29, 2017
love this "riff" - thank you!
Jen B. May 8, 2015
One of my favorite things my mother-in-law used to make.... I haven't had one in simple and so good!