We’ve been watching Freaks and Geeks, the best show on earth. Alex owns the complete DVD set and brought it to my apartment. His roommate owns another complete set, which stays at his apartment. This means that we never have to worry about not having an episode, because I don’t think we could handle that.
So the show follows two groups of friends at a high school in the 80s. Freaks and Geeks. It’s caused us to start thinking about everything in terms of these to categories. Our friends: freaks or geeks? Celebrities: freaks or geeks? And today, the purple potato: freak or geek? Both.
The purple potato is a freak because it’s a rebel and, often, people don’t really know what to do with it. But its a vegetable, which registers automatic geek points. But like Lindsey, who so amazingly captures the best of the freak and geek worlds, these potatoes rock.
We threw them into a Spanish tortilla, which surprised us by tasting deliciously authentic, and took very little effort. We found it freakishly good.
3 purple potatoes
1 white onion
salt and pepper
5 tbsp olive oil, divided
Slice potatoes and onions very thinly. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Add potatoes and onions, and cook about 15 minutes, until ingredients are soft but not brown. Break eggs in a large bowl, and beat them for about 2 minutes. Pour potatoes and onions into the bowl, and stir them into the eggs. Add remaining 2 tbsp olive oil to the pan, then pour the mixture back into the pan. Preheat the broiler on your oven. Cook on the stove over medium for about 10 minutes, until nearly all of the egg has set. Place pan in the oven, and broil for 1 minute until eggs are firm. Remove tortilla from pan, and let cool to room temperature before serving.