1(In Mexican cooking) a thin, flat pancake made from maize flour, eaten hot or cold, typically with a savoury filling.
- Cornmeal is patted into a thin pancake called a tortilla.
- Later, Sahagún tells us, they feasted agreeably on ‘white tortillas, grains of maize, turkey eggs, turkeys, and all kinds of fruit’.
- The warm tortillas were thin and tender, crisp outside and yielding inside, with the rich sweetness of flour bound with salt and fat.
2(In Spanish cooking) an omelette.
- Among our tapas selections, the Spanish tortilla had none of the eggy allure this traditional potato omelet can exhibit.
- It is always served buffet style as a selection of culinary delights such as olives, fish or tortilla which the Spanish pick and choose from.
- The Spanish tortilla, La Tasca style, is an omelette of mashed potatoes and onion, mildly seasoned.
Spanish, diminutive of torta 'cake'.
Words that rhyme with tortillaseguidilla
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