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  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 15

“Potato perfection” isn’t exactly a common saying, but this recipe will bring it into your vernacular. Think of this dish like a giant potato pancake. It’s crispy and golden brown on the outside and tender and creamy on the inside. Slice it into wedges like a pie and serve it with your favorite salad. A quick homemade harissa aioli adds a ton of flavor and bright color. Harissa is sold in jars or tubes in most grocery stores in the international aisle but make sure to use one that’s appropriate to your heat preference: some of them can be very spicy.

Karen Rankin


Credit: Greg Dupree

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25 mins
30 mins


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  • Preheat broiler to high with rack 8 inches from heat.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium- high. Add potatoes, shallots, 1½ teaspoons of the salt, and 1½ teaspoons of the pepper; cook, stirring often, until potatoes are tender but not browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add 2 tablespoons of the oil to the skillet. Stir eggs into potato mixture and pour into skillet, pressing into an even layer. Cook, without stirring, until sides and bottom are set and edges begin to pull away from skillet, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Transfer to oven and broil until top is set and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Cover skillet with a large plate and carefully invert to release tortilla.

  • Toss lettuce with 3 teaspoons of the vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  • Combine harissa, sour cream, garlic, and remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl. Cut tortilla into wedges and serve with harissa sauce and salad.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; fat 30g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 373mg; fiber 4g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 31g; sodium 1257mg; sugars 6g.