Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is Ferran Adria's recipe, and it is a Spanish tortilla, which is a type of potato cake as opposed to a New World tortilla, which is, of course, a thin, flat corn or wheat flour item which you fill with other ingredients. Please use very thin chips such as Lay's in this recipe for best results. From Food & Wine 2005
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped serrano ham
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped piquillo peppers
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat the broiler and position an oven rack 8 inches from the heat.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs.
- Transfer half of the eggs to another bowl, stir in the crushed potato chips and let stand until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining beaten eggs, serrano ham and piquillo peppers and season with pepper.
- In a small nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the egg mixture and cook over moderately high heat until the bottom is set and golden, about 3 minutes.
- Transfer the skillet to the broiler and broil for about 2 minutes, or until the top of the tortilla is golden and the center is slightly jiggly.
- Slide the tortilla onto a plate, quarter and serve.