Buckwheat Rolls with Seaweed Butter + Potato, Basil, and Feta Tortilla

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Happy Friday! At the time this is posted, I will be enjoying a fun weekend catching up with old friends. The fact that I’m saying “old friends”, makes me feel old… But seriously, I only see some these friends every couple of years, so it’s fun to catch up and laugh together.

Today I’m going to tell you about two Cook the Book Fridays recipes: Buckwheat Rolls with Seaweed Butter and Potato, Basil, and Feta Tortilla.

Buckwheat Rolls with Seaweed Butter

I had trouble understanding how this recipe fit into a book called My Paris Kitchen until I read the intro to the recipe. Turns out, it’s a knockoff from a trendy Paris crêperie with Japanese influences.

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We’ve made the buckwheat galettes before, filling them with savory ham and cheese. This time they were filled with butter and toasted, crumbled nori, then rolled up and fried in more butter until crisp.

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Interesting recipe! I can see how these would be quite tasty eaten in a trendy crêperie in Paris. I enjoyed the crisp, buttery exterior and the hint of salty seaweed flavor. I’m not sure I would make these again, but it was fun to give them a try.

Potato, Basil, and Feta Tortilla

A tortilla is the Spanish take on a omelet or frittata. It’s always filled with eggs and potatoes, and this version adds green onions, piment d’Espelette or paprika, and crumbled feta cheese. Like a frittata, a tortilla is easy to throw together. It makes a great weeknight meal with a salad on the side.

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I took a photo before removing the tortilla from the pan in case it didn’t go well…

Potato, Basil, and Feta Tortilla was met with mixed reactions in my house. I thought it was delicious even though I may have overcooked it slightly. I enjoyed it for dinner and had leftovers for lunch the next day. My daughter devoured her serving. My husband thought it was “fine”, but didn’t love it.

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I hope you all have a great weekend!

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5 responses to “Buckwheat Rolls with Seaweed Butter + Potato, Basil, and Feta Tortilla

  1. LOVED the tortilla, the crêpes not so much – and I have eaten at the “trendy café” and never noticed that particular iteration LOL! Too much other good stuff!

  2. Good for you! I didn’t get to the crepes, but wondered about that as well. I’m happy to see how they worked out, and that they were tasty – as always a “tortilla” is a good bet – yours looks delicious!!

  3. This week’s recipe for Buckwheat rolls was not exactly something I usually go for but I tried it anyway. It was not really very tasty, but certainly different. Your tortilla looks very good, I over cooked my at the time, but it was still good and I enjoyed the leftovers.

  4. The tortilla was really good. I wasn’t a fan of the buckwheat rolls though. You don’t know until you try, right? Enjoy your time with “old friends”. There’s nothing like them!

  5. I loved, loved, loved the tortilla. I think I made in during a week which I was just satisfied to eat eggs. I devoured the entire tortilla myself over a period of 4 days. Haven’t made the buckwheat rolls yet but the galette was really a favorite of mine. It’s always fun to get away with friends, huh. Hope you had a good time.

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