Tortilla de Patata: A Dish for Everyday People
Tortilla is prepared throughout Spain, but the most delicious tortilla I ever tasted was in a small cafeteria near Plaza de Ercilla in Bilbao when I first moved to Spain. Tortilla was their specialty and on any given day customers chose from ten or so varieties at the bar quickly before they disappeared. My favorite was a stack of two thin tortillas, filled with combinations of ham, cheese, tuna, lettuce, asparagus, tomatoes, shrimp, and mayonnaise. Other tortillas had combinations of ham, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and chorizo sausage mixed throughout.