Gluten Free Recipe: Moroccan Tortilla (AKA Spanish Tortilla)

My Auntie Rolly and Cousin Sasha in Spain (Me in the middle).
This is the Cafe where we ate the Spanish Tortilla
Growing up my dad didn't cook all that much.  But when he did, it was typically greasy foods.  My dad was born in Tangier, Morocco, and he, just like my grandmother loved cooking with oil.  I think it was a cultural think influenced by their Spanish heritage.  My favourite dish that my dad made for me was his Moroccan Tortilla.  I always thought that he just made it up, but when I was in Spain many years ago, I ordered a Spanish Tortilla at a cafe.  When the server placed it on the table, I was shocked to see that it was exactly what my dad would make for me!

I made my first attempt at the Moroccan Tortilla and it turned it out great.  It is naturally gluten free, with little ingredients and pretty easy to make.

Cooking in pan

  • 1 baked potato (my dad would just use french fries)
  • Choice of gluten free sausage (my dad would use hot dogs, I used sliced turkey bacon and pepperoni because thats what we had on hand)
  • 4 eggs scrambled
  • Vegetable oil
The finished product.  Yum!
  • Punch holes in potato and microwave until soft enough to cut (or cook it any way you like)
  • Slice or dice sausage and place in frying pan and begin to brown in its own grease
  • Julienne or cube potato place in fry pan
  • Add enough vegetable oil to brown potato
  • You can use a big fry pan to make sure everything browns and crisps up equally.  However you will need a smaller fry pan for the next step
  • Transfer to a fry pan where the potato and meat cover the entire surface of the pan and even creates a second layer.
  • Evenly pour egg over all of the potato and meat.  Let stand fry on low for 5 minutes until bottom is nicely cooked.
  • Flip and repeat.  Note, when I flipped it, I flipped it back into the bigger pan because by that point everything is being held together by the egg.
This serves two, so you can adjust the recipe bigger or smaller all you want.  I hope you enjoy.  

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  1. It sounds as though you'd make your dad proud with this tortilla. This would make the perfect last-minute dinner.

  2. sounds like what we used to make while camping but did not have the luxury of the second pan

  3. I have not mastered my fathers talent to flip the tortilla using one pan :-) Maybe some day

  4. amazing and delicious tortilla!! gloria

  5. Delicious dish and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yep!!in Morocco we do use french fries to make this tortilla.


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