How to make it

  • Using a food processor or by hand, slice the potato quarters thinly crosswise.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat until very hot, about 3 minutes.
  • A non-stick 8 inch pan is best as it is important that the tortilla not stick as at one point you will have to flip the tortilla.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the potatoes in an even layer.
  • Cook and make sure you stir frequently to prevent the potatoes from sticking and browning too much.
  • Cook about 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the onion.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes more.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes and onion to a colander set over a bowl.
  • Let them drain thoroughly.
  • Set aside the oil.
  • Season the potatoes lightly with salt.
  • Place the eggs and chicken stock in a large bowl and beat until well mixed.
  • Stir in the potato mixture.
  • Mash and stir the egg mixture with a fork to crush the potatoes a bit.
  • Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat about 5 teaspoons from the reserved oil in a heavy 8 inch skillet over medium heat until it is just beginning to smoke.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and flatten the potatoes with a spatula until the top is quite even.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • While cooking, move and shake the skillet to make sure that the tortilla doesn't stick.
  • Also while doing this, run a spatula around the outer edge of the tortilla and slide into the middle so some of the egg runs under the tortilla.
  • Cook in this manner until the top is a little wet but not liquid, 6-8 minutes.
  • Can't stress enough about making sure that the tortilla doesn't stick so it is important that every so often you run the spatula under the tortilla while it is cooking.
  • You will need a large rimless plate bigger than the skillet for the next step.
  • You might also need the assistance of another person in the kitchen for this next part. ( My husband had to help with this part.)
  • Very carefully top the skillet with a large rimless plate and using oven mitts, quickly invert the tortilla onto the plate.
  • If the skillet looks a bit dry add more olive oil and carefully slide the tortilla back into the skillet, uncooked side down.
  • Shake the skillet slightly to make sure that the tortilla is straightened and push in the edges with the spatula.
  • Reduce heat to very low.
  • 'Cook until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, 3-4 minutes.
  • Invert the tortilla onto a serving plate and pat the top with a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil.
  • Cool a little and then cut it into wedges.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Que aproveche!

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