Christina, who had a [vegetarian] food blog while she was there... bring it back!). But, I saw this recipe for Spanish tortilla and was like, hey, if I can make an omelette out of chickpea flour, what can possibly stop me now?
So.... I made this, and it was pretty good. It's a nice breakfast dish because it stretches one potato a long way and adds some protein while you're at it. A few changes to consider: since I don't have a microwave, I peeled and sliced the potato first, then boiled it briefly until slightly soft. I also added some black salt at the end for a slightly eggy taste. If I make this again, I would also use less lemon and nutmeg and more garlic and onion. I'd also add some turmeric for a little more yellow color.
Spanish Potato Tortilla
1 large yukon gold potato, about 12 ounces
1/4 c chickpea flour
1 TB cornstarch
1 TB nutritional yeast, optional
1/4 tsp onion powder (or more)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (or more)
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (or less)
1/4 tsp salt (including black salt)
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c water
1 TB fresh lemon juice (or less)
1 heaping TB minced parsley
1 TB olive oil for frying
Instructions1. Peel onion and slice into 1/4-in slices. Boil in salted water until just pokeable with a fork (5-10 min). Transfer the hot potato to a bowl filled with cold water to stop it from cooking.
2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the chickpea flour, cornstarch, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, nutmeg, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Gradually add the water while whisking to avoid lumps. Stir in the lemon juice and the parsley.
3. At this point your potato should be cool enough to handle. Add the potato to the chickpea mixture and gently stir to coat all the pieces.
4. Heat the oil in a 9 inch non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Test the oil temperature with a drop of the chickpea mixture, the oil will be hot and ready when the drop sizzles. Carefully pour in the chickpea/potato mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
5. Here comes the fun part! Shake the frying pan to loosen the tortilla. If it’s stuck somewhere, use a spatula to gently lift the area of the tortilla that is not coming off. When the whole tortilla is sliding with ease, slide it onto a plate. Flip the tortilla onto the frying pan, raw side down. Cook for 5 more minutes and slide the tortilla back onto the plate. Serve hot. Serves 1-3.