Do you know how Sicilians make their own version of the Spanish omelette with potatoes?
We learnt the recipe of the "frittata con le patate" obviously from the Spaniards, during their domination in Sicily that lasted 3 centuries (1412-1713).
They call it "tortilla de papas" and is made with eggs and potatoes and looks like a cake because is yellow, thick and soft.
It's very easy to prepare. You always have to add one more egg to the number of people that will eat it. For example: for 4 people use 5 eggs. You will also need: 1 large potato - olive oil - salt - 3 tbs grated caciocavallo cheese (or another tasty cheese like pecorino).
Peel, wash and cut a large potato in thin slices. Put a frying pan on a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot sautè the pieces of potato for about 15-20 minutes, but lower the heat a bit and turn them every five minute. They have to become golden brown and very crispy. In the meantime whisk the eggs all together in a bowl, add salt and the spoons of caciocavallo.
When you see in the pan that the potatoes are crispy and brown on both sides, pour the mix of eggs into the pan and let cook on a low heat for about 10 minutes.
You can have it hot or cold, it will be tasty anyway, so enjoy!