Romance Cooks

Catch Me in Castille Spanish Tortilla – Kimberly Troutte

This recipe is in honor of my novel that is set in Spain. When my hubby and I visited, we fell in love with the country and the food. What a romantic place!

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(Spanish Omelet)


6-7 medium potatoes, peeled

1 whole yellow onion

5-6 large eggs

2-3 cups of olive oil for pan frying

Salt to taste

Diced ham, chorizo, red or green peppers, or tomatoes can also be added.

Slice the potatoes into 1/8” slices. Chop onions into 1/4” pieces. Mix potatoes, onion and salt. In a large non-stick pan heat the olive oil on medium-high. When the oil is ready for frying, spread the potatoes and onions evenly over the surface. Cook until potatoes are done then remove mixture from the oil with a slotted spoon. Whisk eggs in a large bowl and add the potato-onion mixture. Pour 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil into a non-stick frying pan. Heat on medium. Stir the potato-onion-egg mixture once more and pour into heated oil. Spread evenly. When the eggs have cooked around the edges, carefully lift one side of the omelet and peek. When the bottom is brown, put a plate on top of the pan and flip the omelet over onto the plate and slide back into the pan to cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 2 minutes. Slide the omelet onto a plate and cut into 1 1/2” squares.

Serve with a sliced baguette.




Seeing dead people is bad enough. Loving him could make her one of them.

When the mother of all panic attacks prompts Erin Carter’s boss to pass her over for promotion, her mind doesn’t just crack. It explodes like an egg in a microwave, shattering her career along with the company car she crashes into the office building.

The death grip she’s kept on her sanity slipping, she takes a friend’s advice and flees to Spain. There she finds comfort in the healing arms of surgeon Santiago Botello—until a fifteenth-century ghost warns her that being with Santiago is dangerous, possibly even lethal.

Santiago has his hands full protecting his sister from a dark curse and his family from a very modern-day psychotic killer. The last thing he needs added to his plate is a neurotic American. Yet something about Erin tugs at his heart so hard he wants to wrap her in his arms and never let go. No matter the risk.

Erin’s attraction to Santiago makes her the killer’s next target. Survival means she must face her greatest fear, solve an ancient murder mystery—and hang on tight to the one man she’s fallen crazy in love with.

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