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Spanish Potato and Spinach Tortilla with Red Pepper Sauce

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 24 mins
Total time 28 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 wedge and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Shake the pan gently while the egg and potato mixture cooks to help prevent the omelet from sticking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers (about 3 ounces), rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon dry-roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 ounces red potatoes (about 2 medium), cut into (1/8-inch-thick) slices
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 246
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 3.9 g
  • monofat 8.6 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 13.3 g
  • carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 282 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 579 mg
  • calcium 71 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Combine bell peppers, almonds, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, red pepper, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Combine the potatoes and 1 cup water in a skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 4 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain.

  4. Combine half-and-half, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, eggs, and egg whites in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Heat a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add potatoes to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Add spinach; sauté for 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add egg mixture to pan; cover and cook for 4 minutes, gently shaking pan occasionally. Broil tortilla 4 minutes or until top is lightly browned and center is set. Cool slightly; serve with red pepper sauce.

Cook's Notes

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