Saturday, June 27, 2009

Radish Tortilla

Many, many years ago I visited Spain & while I had so much amazing food I think the thing that stayed in my mind the most was the potato tortilla. Much like an omelet, though much more dense, tortilla slices would often be served at room temperature with a glass of wine in the afternoon or as a tapas. Last year, Tinkering With Dinner experimented with using radishes in place of the potatoes in this type of tortilla & I knew I wanted to try it myself when we started getting radishes from the farm this summer.
radish tortilla
This ended up being a really good experiment. Frying the radishes until brown imparts them with a sweetness a lot like a caramelized onion. It made a wonderful dinner for me on a hot, hot summer night served with a green salad simply tossed with some oil & vinegar.
radish tortilla
Radish Tortilla

1 c radishes, sliced 1/8-in thick
1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
olive oil
3 large eggs

Heat about 1/2-inch of olive oil in a small skillet until very hot. Add the radishes & onion & sprinkle with salt. Fry until golden brown & then drain on a paper towel. (You may need to do this in two batches.) Wipe out the skillet saving about 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil.
fried radishes
Whisk the eggs until foamy. Add the radishes & onions making sure they are completely covered. Let sit 15 minutes.

Heat the skillet with the remaining oil over medium-high heat until smoking. Pour in the egg mixture & flatten in the pan. Shake the pan while cooking. Once the bottom is brown flip the tortilla & turn heat to medium-low. Flip a few more time to finished cooking & get a good shape.

Let sit until room temperature before serving.

Makes one 8-in tortilla.

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Marta said...

I visited Spain earlier this year and the most memorable food was also the tortilla! I love this version with radishes, great job!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I have never had cooked radishes. I will have to try frying them. Sounds delicious!

Lori said...

This does sound yummy. Its funny how radishes are not usually cooked but in Asian cultures and probably other cultures they are.

I cant wait to see your creations from DB.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

What a cool twist to the potato tortilla! Looks awesome!

jillian said...

I don't think I have ever cooed radishes- this looks great!

Beth (jamandcream) said...

This looks really good.

maybelle's mom said...

I adore radishes and just bought some from the market. Maybe tomorrow....

Dragon said...

How creative and gorgeous!

Justine said...

what a great idea of adding radishes - sounds tasty!

grace said...

fried radishes? good heavens, kat, what a FABULOUS experiment, and i'm thrilled that it worked out! i get pretty bored with the same old radish flavor, and frying the suckers would clearly add so much!

Deborah said...

I've never had anything like this before, but it has my mouth watering!

Sophie said...

This sounds so good! I've never thought about trying radishes like this yum!

Ashley said...

This looks really interesting and tasty!

Brisbane hotels said...

I love radish when it's with tomatoes and salt. But as a tortilla, well, it's really new to me. Am excited to do this recipe for a change. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this looks so good!

Elle said...

Um, that was me. hehe!

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