14.182 Gamja Project (4) Spanish Tortilla

Cycle 14 – Item 182

6 (Thu) July 2023

Spanish Tortilla


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

The Gamja Project (4)

My 3rd time making Tortilla Española from scratch (see most recently 13.165 Tortilla Española).

As noted below, the potatoes seem to need more egg coverage, either by adding more eggs or by cooking it in a narrower skillet.
Did the flip thing by transferring the tortilla into a second pan, which is easy but requires additional oil.

Hit and miss.  The flavors were fine, enhanced by the sauce.  The starchiness of the Korean potatoes worked well to provide a fluffy-creamy texture that paired nicely with the scrambled egg.  However, the eggs didn’t bind sufficiently to the potatoes, so that the tortilla didn’t hold together –  wondering whether I used too big of a skillet and/or not enough eggs – likely the (Korean) eggs were smaller than those contemplated in the recipe – resulting in an overly thin omelette with inadequate egg mass (see also 6.057 Tortilla Improvisado).  Anyway, everyone seemed to like it.

In Spanish cuisine, the counterpart to French aioli is alioli, which I made starting with bottled mayo.
With a touch of pressure, the tortilla fell apart.

7.8 kg of potatoes remaining.



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