French Fridays with Dorie – Basque Potato Tortilla

by Jessica on February 4, 2011

Basque Potato Tortilla |

Dinner last night (and breakfast this morning) consisted of this tasty little tortilla. Since we’re snowed and iced in up here in North Texas, I was afraid that I couldn’t get to the store for all the ingredients that Dorie calls for, but it was just my luck that everything I needed was in my pantry! While Momma G cooked up a big pot of pork posole, I prepared the potatoes and eggs and settled in to hear a few of her stories. It was wonderful to listen to her describe breakfasts at home made by my grandmother and dinners at the Dallas boarding house she spent time at during her schooling in the 60s. Without fail, she and the six other girls that lived there would eat an egg & potato frittata for dinner every Friday night. You could tell that she really enjoyed this tortilla because it brought back so many sweet memories for her. It was warm & comforting and a dish that I’ll gladly make again… just so I can hear more stories from my momma!

Basque Potato Tortilla |

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#19 – Basque Potato Tortilla
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather B February 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Isn’t this weather crazy? I’ve lived in Texas all of my life and can’t remember the last time this happened.

I was worried that I wouldn’t have the ingredients either but it really is a pantry/fridge staple recipe. Perfect for weather like we’ve had!

Great job on your tortilla! It looks very delicious!


2 Eliana February 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

This looks so delicious girl. I love it.


3 ComeUndone February 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

What a sweet story. It’s amazing how food brings us together in so many different ways.


4 sara February 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Your tortilla looks delicious. I also love the plate it’s on – so pretty! 🙂


5 Monica (Ms. Hobby) February 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Great story, and I love your presentation on the pretty plate and napkin!


6 yummychunklet February 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I’m jealous at how bright and yellow your tortilla turned out! I’m glad you and your mother enjoyed it!


7 KY February 4, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for your comments on my post. The story of you and your momma is so sweet. It’s nice to be able to cook something that our mothers enjoy, like returning a favor. 🙂


8 Elaine February 5, 2011 at 12:24 am

What a wonderful way to start your day with your momma in the kitchen. Your tortilla is so pretty and your photos as beautiful.


9 Renee @KudosKitchen February 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

How wonderful that this dish conjured up so many memories for your momma. After all, isn’t that what food is all about?
Loved your post, loved your pictures and I Love the plate that your potato tortilla is sitting on!!! So pretty!


10 KB from Prof Who Cooks February 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

As always, your photos are wonderful and the tortilla looks beautiful and delicious!


11 Candy February 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Your tortilla looks delicious! Lovely photos.


12 Cher February 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

Very nice & love the plate. You guys are having crazy weather down there, aren’t you! Doesn’t seem right….


13 Flourchild February 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I love your plates…so crisp and clean looking! I loved this recipe too..Im glad you did! This recipe is nice because you can tweek it any way you like!!


14 pease porridge pdx February 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

We loved it for breakfast too.


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