Kale and Potato Spanish Tortilla
-adapted from Gourmet, 2003
A Spanish tortilla is very much like an omelet or frittata. It makes a filling supper on a cool night.
2 T olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb potatoes, scrubbed clean, boiled until just tender and diced into 1/2 cubes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 lb baby kale
7 large, farm fresh eggs
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, saute until fragrant and then toss in potatoes. Cook until slightly crisp, with onions and garlic turning translucent. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil, generously add salt and cook the kale until wilted. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and squeeze the kale in your hands to rid it of excess moisture, then roughly chop and add to potato mixture. Beat eggs in a bowl and add to vegetable mixture, cooking on low heat, covered, until edges are set but center is still loose, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
Shake skillet gently to make sure tortilla is not sticking (if it is sticking, loosen with a heatproof plastic spatula). Slide tortilla onto a large flat plate, then invert skillet over tortilla and flip it back into skillet. Round off edge of tortilla with plastic spatula and cook over low heat, covered, 10 minutes more. Slide tortilla onto a plate and serve warm, cut into wedges.
Makes about 6 servings