Sorrel Tortilla

Found this recipe on ‘Australian Weeds’ by Gay Stern.

Sorrel Tortilla

sheep sorrel

2 large potatoes, sliced into 10mm rounds
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, finely sliced
2 shallots or spring onions, finely chopped
250g Sorrel leaves, finely chopped
6 eggs
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoon freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Parboil the potato rounds for 10 minutes so that they are still firm.
Heat the oil and saute’ onion and shallots gently until soft. Add potatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes or until all vegetables are soft but not falling apart.
Stir in Sorrel and remove pan from heat. Break eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper, beat well then add onion, potato and Sorrel mixture, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.
Reheat the pan, making sure there is enough oil to cover the surface, then pour the egg mixture in. cook over a medium to high flame, pulling in the edges as they cook and allowing the running egg to spill down to the sides.
When almost done, sprinkle with Parmesan and place under the griller for 5-10 minutes or until the Tortilla is golden brown and the eggs are set. Serve immediately.

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty ( tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (, short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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