Your Sunday Brunch

Brunch is, for many of us, the best meal of the week. With the temperatures dipping and the holiday crowds in full force, brunch at home can be just as leisurely as brunch out, if not more so this time of year.

For the Boston blogger potluck last weekend, one of the dishes I made was a simple, delicious tortilla española. This make-ahead dish is easy, and it is ideal to make ahead of time. I was still eating leftovers days later, and it tasted great.

I started by thinly slicing 6 small potatoes. I like this multi-colored medley from Trader Joe’s.

potatoes

After patting the potatoes dry, I lightly salted them and put them into a pan of hot oil. Most of the recipes I read called for several cups of oil, but I used less than half a cup. This helped me to lightly brown the potatoes on one side, but it didn’t really fry them. Confession: lots of hot oil scares the bejeezus out of me. I am always terrified of a fire or it splashing up in my face.

As the potatoes browned, I laid them in a layer at the bottom of a glass baking dish.

potatoes for tortilla

After the potatoes were done cooking, I let them cool while sautéing a medium yellow onion, chopped into small pieces. I cooked the onion until translucent and then let that cool a little before pouring in 6 beaten eggs. I stirred the onion, eggs, and freshly ground black pepper, then poured it in over the potatoes. A traditional tortilla calls for stovetop cooking, but I decided to bake this in the oven, a method that required less of my attention.

I baked it for about 30 minutes at 350 and then put it under the broiler on high for 3 minutes to brown the top.

tortilla española

I served this with a side of sriracha aioli, a simple mix of sriracha and mayonnaise.

Add in some fresh fruit, some great bread, and a couple of mimosas, and you have brunch in your pajamas for a fraction of the price of going out!

My brunch will definitely be spent at home this weekend. Looking at my calendar, life gets crazy starting this week. I am looking forward to lots of fun including:

Dinner with some of my favorite food and wine people at Towne

Three more wine classes and a final exam Disappointed smile

A cooking class at the Four Seasons

Some blogger fun at the new Met Back Bay

An event at Whole Foods

Wine tasting at the Urban Grape

Dinner at 10 Center

And lots more!

How is your December shaping up?

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  1. Brian @ A Thought For Food’s avatar

    I love brunch!!! With all of the traveling that has occurred these past couple of weeks, it’s been a challenge to find the time to do it. But that’s going to change this weekend.

    Can’t wait to see you at the Whole Foods event!

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    This dish was SO delicious…and it was even better as leftovers. I also really loved the sriracha aioli!

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  3. Lindsay Meyer’s avatar

    December is looking to be a little less crazy than November, thankfully! But there are still holiday parties and cookie exchanges on the docket. I’m also doing some flute caroling at a farmers market in SF. Kind of random, but should be fun!

    My hope for December is that it’s slow enough to enjoy those quiet holiday moments of reflection and peace.

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  4. Dionne Baldwin’s avatar

    Mine sounds pretty boring in comparison to yours. :) Good luck on your exam! This looks like it belongs in my home for my brunch. I’ll have a mimosa as well while I’m at it! Sriracha aioli is a great idea and how easy is that! I hope you are having a good weekend!

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  5. alicia’s avatar

    mmmm – I loved this tortilla – it made a great breakfast the next day too!

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  6. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    Sounds like you have a fun December planned already! I’m hoping to go somewhere new and exciting for my birthday. I’d like to celebrate 31 years with some bone marrow. YUM!

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  7. MarathonVal’s avatar

    This recipe looks amazing! I’m sold on anything with potatoes. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

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  8. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)’s avatar

    December is going to be an awesome month because I will be done my first semester of grad school and I will have a lot of time to bake, and do Christmasy things!!!

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  9. Kristi Rimkus’s avatar

    I’m a big brunch fan. I find friends and family like to come for brunch as much as they do dinner! Saving this recipe for the next one. :)

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  10. Katie’s avatar

    This dish reminds me of Spain, I love potatoes and eggs together. This looks really good!

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  11. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

    I would have brunch every day if it only was possible :P

    December will be busyyyyy but fun! travelling, buying presents, christmas parties….

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  12. Megan’s avatar

    This was amazing and I agree that it would make an excellent brunch dish. I will probably end up making it the next time I have company for breakfast. Yum!

    My December is not too busy yet, but it’s getting there… see you Wed and Thurs!

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