Thursday, June 11, 2009

Potato Tortilla

This was a simple and satisfying meal I had for dinner last night. It’s called Potato Tortilla…:))) this is actually the 3rd recipe I tried out from the same Flavour Magazine May-June issue …yesterday's post was the 2nd recipe. I love potato whether cooked in curries or in stew :) but this is something I have never tried before. I knew I had to try it out. Nothing very special but yet it caught my attention by the mouth-watering pictures in the magazine….Potato Tortilla! I told Daddy, lets eat something simple tonight. He agreed, so I took the opportunity to try this out :P I have been eyeing the recipe for some time already…waiting for this opportunity for I can’t finish one whole piece by myself ! An opportunist Wife ( grab the chance to cook something he may not like )….a wicked Momsie ( making her Piggies drool on her bakes here ) and the best colleague ( bring her bakes for them to eat ) ….. :P ^ *

This recipe uses potato trimmings. What is potato trimmings? Well, it explained that when you turned potato – shaped the potato to desired shape like oval or rugby ball ( for food presentation ), large part of the potato end up as trimmings. So instead of wasting the trimming, the host of that column in Flavour JEAN-MICHEL FRAISSE , a KL- based hospitality and tourism consultant and culinary trainer with the French Culinary School in Asia , turned them into potato tortilla. I don’t turned potato so I juz make the trimmings myself…haha have to be a bit more innovative at times.

This is a simple and greatly satisfying way to use up the potato trimmings – you can add any other ingredients to flavour it to your liking, such as bacon, smoked salmon or tomatoes, but for me I just add some some chopped scallions, lotz of chopped garlic and some spices like cajun and paprika and some shredded mozzarella cheese. Voila ! it was a nice and tasty piece of potato tortilla ! I took half a piece, an apple and a cup of iced green tea. Daddy took the other half, a bowl of mee and an apple and a cup of iced Nescafe :))) You can have it for breakfast too!

one potato make into trimmings by a peeler
chopped scallions and garlics

whisk 3 grade C eggs with a dash of cajun and paprika spices
shredded some mozzarella for some cheesy taste
saute the trimmings in olive oil over medium heat,
add garlic and stir-fry till fragrant and the trimmings are cooked,
add in the eggs mixture with cheese,turn the heat to small
and cooked till the surface is not glossy, flip over and
cook the other side till lightly brown

Voila ! a piece of tasty Potato Tortilla

see how thin it is...I use a 12" non-stick pan :)

Mmmmm....potato with a cheesy & spicy flavor
yummilicious if you like egg and potato

Potato Tortilla ( adapted from Flavour Mag. by Jean-Michel Fraisse )

Ingredients :
( serve 2)

potato trimmings from 8 potatoes * 1 potato – peeled into trimmings
100 ml oil * 2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of chopped garlic
8 eggs * 3 eggs – C grade
1 tbsp of smoked chilli powder * 1 tsp of Cajun ,1 tsp of paprika
2 tbsp of chopped parsley * 3 tbsp of chopped scallions
freshly-ground pepper to taste * ¼ cup of shredded cheese ( any choice)salt * 1 tbsp of light soy sauce


In a non-stick frying pan, heat the oil in medium heat and add potato trimmings. Cover with lid and cook until tender and lightly colored- turning as necessary. Add garlic and scallions and sauté until aromatic. Whisk eggs and season to taste with Cajun and parprika spices, light soy sauce, and cheese. Lower the heat and add the egg mixture to the pan. When the egg surface is not glossy and the bottom of the tortilla is set, flip the potato tortilla onto the plate by turning the pan upside down. Place the frying pan back on the stove and slip the tortilla back into the pan to cook the other side until just lightly brown. Serve hot.


Note: those in red are my own version
the original recipe is too big an amount for both Daddy and myself :))


  1. E - do we have to use Grade C eggs?

  2. Hi Pearl, miss you lotz :)

    No you can use any grade, but I rather use smaller size egg :)

  3. the tortilla resembles a bit like the korean pancake with loads of ingredients inside. but i bet this would taste better as you had used potatoes instead of just flour

  4. I love egg and potato. So, I know I'll love this potato tortilla. Great try!

  5. A tortilla that I love to try. I have yet to come across one of these.

  6. This is a beautiful post. gorgeous photos...creative, tasty idea. great! Thanks, s

  7. Reminds me of Spanish omelette! Love the addition of cheese and paprika.

  8. @ Cindy Khor : haha, yup it tasted better than just using flour :)

    @ Little Inbox: I am sure you will definitely like it then since you are a lover of potato and egg :)

    @ Heavenly Housewife: :) thanks

    @ ck lam: Hi CK, haha me too that's why I am curious and have to try it out :) No regrets, it was good!

    @ s. stockwell : Hi SS thanks for your encouragement :)

    @ pigpigscorner : :) yup actually a french omelette but with the paprika and cajun it has turned into a spanish delight! :P

  9. Soon ill get to eat all these...soon

  10. Love this! But the funny thing is that even though it already has a starch (potatoes) in it, I would totally eat this with rice! 8-D


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