FFOF #21

#1. What’s your favorite fruit and how do you like to eat it?

My real favorite fruits is not readily available in the USA and those are:
Tomate de arbol (sweet)

In the US I would have to say it is the nectarine, though I do like blackberries an awful lot.

#2. What is the one spice in your kitchen you use more than any other?

cinnamon and cardamom (well, really I wish I used cardamom more)

#3. Pudding. Instant, stovetop or premade?

My favorite pudding is Instant pistachio pudding.

#4. Share a recipe using potatoes.

As a small child I lived in Spain and I loved Tortilla de Patata.
Here is an approximation of my mothers recipe:

  • 2 lbs. of potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 6 to 8 eggs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  1. Cut the onions into about 1/2 inch pieces. Add the pieces to a pan with olive oil and sautee until they turn brown (not burnt).
  2. Cut up the potatoes while the onions are cooking and add them to the onions in the frying pan.
  3. Fry over medium heat, stirring rarely, until slightly brown.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and drain the oil.
  5. Beat 6 eggs in a very large bowl, then add the sauteed potatoes and onions. Add more eggs if the mixture is too dry.
  6. Add more olive oil to the frying pan (preferably large with high sides) and add the mixture. Cook the egg until it sets up. I start first with a high heat and then switch to a low heat.
  7. Turn the tortilla over so that it browns on both sides. Serve hot or cold

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