Saturday, February 5, 2011

FFwD: Basque Potato Tortilla

According to the local school system, my youngest daughter is classified as a truant. Even though she is over 20, this record will follow her for years, if not forever.

When she was 14, and still in regular high school, I pulled her out of school for two weeks to drive around the Iberian peninsula.

Her teachers all gave permission and homework.

The administration deemed her a truant.

She learned more spending two weeks in Portugal and Spain than she would have in the boring classrooms.

One day, we arrived in Santiago de Compostela, and spent our time wandering the streets and looking at shops and the great cathedral.

At dinner time, we found a small restaurant and ordered the local version of a tortilla. It was very much like the Basque Potato Tortilla that we made this week for French Fridays with Dorie.

Eating this brought back memories of our trip.

This is very simple to prepare, and since I always have potatoes and eggs on hand, I will add it to my recipe rotation.

Someday we'll return to Spain and Portugal to visit and revisit all the beautiful and historic sites.


Kayte said...

I just love it when a story comes with a recipe! What fun to think of your and your daughter and your truancy! You are right, she will remember that always. I was not excited about this cheese and potato thing but now that it has such a nice story, I should probably just make it and pretend I was along with you. Looks very nice.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I can get a fabulous education outside the classroom. LOL about your truant. Looks like your tortilla was perfect...and glad it evoked some lovely memories!

Cher Rockwell said...

Cute story! Isn't it funny how schools look at things like that.