Good morning! Today is definitely a great day, because I have a new breakfast recipe to share with you! This Mini Paleo Spanish Tortilla is one of the best breakfast recipes ever — no joke! It’s easy, simple, and (most importantly) delicious! It has lots of protein from eggs, carbs from potatoes, and flavor from soft, sweet onions! I could eat this every day if I had to. 🙂
Although I began this blog post by saying today is a great day, I may have stretched the truth a bit. Today is my first day back at school, and I definitely miss summer break already. It’ll be great to get back into the swing of things, but I know I’ll be living for the weekends these first few weeks. Honestly, I just need to suck it up and accept that I’m going back to school! This time next year, I’ll probably be very excited to go back . . . and I love learning, so I really should be excited. It’s easier to be happy if we’re well fed, though, so let’s talk about this Mini Paleo Spanish Tortilla!
This is a classic Spanish recipe that I Paleo-ized slightly. Some versions contain cheese, while others contain vegetable oil; I simply omitted the cheese and used olive oil instead. If you tolerate cheese, by all means, add some! I love cheese, but this is a nice clean recipe and it tastes great without it.
Although this Mini Paleo Spanish Tortilla isn’t a tortilla in the usual sense of the word, it’s similar to a regular tortilla in shape and size. It’s basically a round, flat egg pancake with potatoes and onions inside. In fact, it’s similar to the Bacon-Chard Quiche w/ Sweet Potato Crust that I published last summer! (Note: please excuse those atrocious photos; I was still learning at the time.)
Truth be told, this “tortilla” is a little addicting. It’s kind of like a frittata, but it’s slightly thinner. The flavors of the sweet onions and soft potatoes are so delicious, and they pair perfectly with the eggs. One of my favorite restaurants has a version of this dish with Swiss cheese and mild salsa on top. (That was actually the first Spanish Tortilla that I tried, and the inspiration for this dish.) I highly recommend adding salsa or something fresh (such as sliced tomatoes or bell peppers) on top. The extra bite of fresh flavors and colors does wonders!
That’s all for today! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Send me a photo or post one on Instagram if you make this Mini Paleo Spanish Tortilla!
Have a great day!