Tapas are genius. How fun can they be at a party? Try these roasted red peppers adds a pop of color to your luscious elegant bites.
By Kara and Marni Powers
Classic Tortilla Española is a staple in every nook of Spain and is most commonly served as a tapa. Similar to an omelette, it’s a wonderful combination of fried potatoes, onions, lots of olive oil, and eggs cooked together. The traditional version is created stovetop, but in the interest of time and scale, we sped up the process by finishing in the oven. We cut the baked dish into cute cubes and sprinkled on top a confetti of bright red roasted red peppers for a bust of added flavor and flare.
Tortilla Espanola Bites
- Author: Kara and Marni Powers
- Yield: 30 -40 cubes 1x
- 1 c Extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large russet potatoes (sliced into ?-inch half moons)
- 1 large yellow onion (sliced into ?-inch half moons)
- 18 large eggs
- 1 jar roasted red peppers (drained)
- salt and pepper throughout
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pour 1/2 cup of EVOO into 2 large cast-iron skillets over medium-high heat. Add half the potatoes and onion to each skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the potatoes and onion are tender and golden but not browned, about 15 minutes. If the potatoes get too crispy on the bottom of the skillet, feel free to add more EVOO. Pour into a greased 9 x 11 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with salt and pepper. Pour into the baking dish and move the potatoes and onions with a wooden spoon to allow the egg to seep to the bottom. Bake for 25-30 until the eggs are set. Meanwhile, julienne the roasted red peppers and toss with salt and pepper and set aside.
- When the tortilla is set, remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into 2-inch cubes and top each piece with a sprinkle of julienned roasted red peppers. Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature. Makes 38-40 cubes.
- Category: Tapas
- Cuisine: Spanish
Kara and Marni Powers are twin sister cooks, dining and blogging their way through Boston's North End and beyond. They see the act of cooking and entertaining as a form of creative expression, an art that encourages the mixing of flavors, spices, techniques and stories. Their interest in cooking dates back to their Greek grandmother’s open-arms approach, letting them taste her savory creations like her famous spanakopita. Kara and Marni's fascination with food and culture continued during their travels abroad in Europe where they saw firsthand the limitlessness of cooking.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and as soon as I saw the picture of the tortilla bites I was transported to my grandmother’s kitchen. Tortilla Espanola was a stapled dish in her kitchen, specially during lint. Living in a Catholic Home, meat was not an option at that time of the year so my abuelita (grandma) will make the Tortilla. It’s super tasty!