Happy Thanksgiving! This is my very favorite holiday of the year and I hope all my fellow americans are enjoying their turkeys, cranberries, and pies.
As for me? Well, since we obviously do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany, today is a work day like any other. So no turkey and stuffing for me tonight. But this expat simply cannot imagine skipping Thanksgiving alltogether, so on Saturday we will have some friends over and serve all my holiday favorites. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, this week was cook’s choice over at French Fridays with Dorie, meaning that each of us gets to choose whatever recipe we want. As I flipped through the book, trying to figure out what to pick, I felt like a little kid in a candy store. One year in, there
are still so many amazing recipes yet to be tackled and it was really quite difficult to narrow it down. But in the end, practicality won out, and I decided that with all the other cooking and eating to be done this week, my French Friday recipe needed to be something light and easy.
Ok, so in the end the Potato Chip Tortilla was easy, but not so light. For some reason I had this idea that there would be a little handful of chips in this dish and not the full bag. That’ll teach me not to read the ingredient list more carefully. I was actually a little sad because salty snacks are a weakness of mine and I was so looking forward to munching on the leftovers. Normally I can’t keep chips in the house because, while my husband has absolutely no self-restraint when it comes to sweets, he is bizarrely immune to chips and other salty snacks and then I end up eating the whole darn bag myself. Never a good thing!
There were so many chips in this recipe that they kind of took over the egg mixture. In fact, as I was stirring it all together, I had to reread the ingredient list about ten times to make sure that I had gotten the amounts right. It just really didn’t look like it was going to work.
But then in the pan it somehow all came together, the eggs managed to absorb all the chips and come out looking like a spanish tortilla. I should have learned by now to trust Dorie. Paired with a simple salad it made a very tasty lunch. And while it may not have been as light as I’d first thought, no worries, I still have plenty of room for pie 🙂