Morocco is very famous for it's Spanish influence in food as half of it was occupied by Spain for quite some time.
It's spelt Tortilla but I was bought up to pronounce it Tortiyya, I'm not sure if that's how they actually say it in Spain or just a Moroccan thing. This is a Potatoe Omelet and it happens to be a commonly served dish in Spanish homes as well as Moroccan.
Tortilla can be served as a lunch or light dinner but Cafés tend to serve it as a tapa or appetizer. It's an excellent finger food & easy to transport, so it's perfect for picnics and children's lunch boxes. My kids love it just as much as I did as a child, it was one of my favourite foods. I remember some of the kids looking at me funny and asking me "what is thaaaat?" while holding their jam or peanut butter sandwiches, I replied "Something amazingly more tasty that what you have." After a taste, they were all hooked too ;)
There are many variations of tortillas, here I made a plain one and a Salmon one but you can also try:
- Salami and Cheddar cheese
- Spinage and Feta
- Tuna, onion & Peas
- Chicken, Garlic and Mushroom
- Or even an extra spicy & chilli version for Asian taste buds ;)
You may want to oven bake mini ones in a cupcake/muffin tray, it's probably more healthier and more presentable to serve for Iftaar's in Ramadan or together with other starters.
- eggs - 4 if you are doing a plain one or 5 if you are adding vegtables
- potatoes - 4-5 depending on size
- Salt & Pepper - To taste
- 1 Green Pepper -
- Onions - I used red onions on this occasion but any desired type will do
- 1 tinned Salmon Chunks - I prefere the one in olive oil
- Garlic cloves - 1-2