Tortilla Torta

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The Tortilla Torta is an authentic Mexican dish made with white corn tortilla chips, eggs and onions to season them. It is a relatively simple dish to prepare and can easily be completed well when time constraints are in play.

Tortilla Torta

Equipment
skillet (with lid) 
plate 

Shopping List
2-3 handfuls white corn tortilla chips 
hot water 
milk 
2 eggs 
1 tablespoon oil 
1/4 small red onion, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped 

tortilla torta

Instructions:
Use equal parts of just enough hot water and milk to cover the tortilla chips. Press them into the liquid and soak them for 5 minutes.

Next, heat the oil in the skillet and cook the red onion, until soft about 2 minutes. 

Drain the tortilla chips and squeeze to remove any excess liquid, reserving a few tablespoons. Add the soaked tortilla chips to the pan with the onion mixture and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. 

Use the few tablespoons of excess liquid and beat two eggs and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the onion and tortilla chip mixture. Cover and continue cooking on low heat for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, slide the torta out and onto a clean plate. Then flip the entire thing back into the pan (raw side down) and cook uncovered for 2 more minutes. 

Slide the cooked torta onto a cutting board, cut into wedges and serve immediately sprinkled with fresh parsley. 

Tortilla Torta

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: eggs, torta, tortilla
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • skillet with lid
  • plate

Ingredients

  • 3 handfulls white corn tortilla chips
  • Hot water 
  • Milk
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • ¼ small red onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped 

Instructions

  • Use equal parts of just enough hot water and milk to cover the tortilla chips. Press them into the liquid and soak them for 5 minutes.
  • Next, heat the oil in the skillet and cook the red onion, until soft about 2 minutes. 
  • Drain the tortilla chips and squeeze to remove any excess liquid, reserving a few tablespoons. Add the soaked tortilla chips to the pan with the onion mixture and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. 
  • Use the few tablespoons of excess liquid and beat two eggs and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the onion and tortilla chip mixture. Cover and continue cooking on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, slide the torta out and onto a clean plate. Then flip the entire thing back into the pan (raw side down) and cook uncovered for 2 more minutes. 
  • Slide the cooked torta onto a cutting board, cut into wedges and serve immediately sprinkled with fresh parsley. 

Enjoy Tortilla Torta!
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