Tortilla de patata -Spanish Omelette-


Tortilla de patata -Spanish Omelette-

This time, I’d love to introduce Spanish dish called tortilla which is known as Spanish omelette.

Easy and delicious omelette is good for breakfast and kids’s lunchbox. And you can also enjoy it as one dish for home party.

Let’s talk about Spanish dish. It’s difficult to explain Spanish dish in one word because each area has different cultures. For example, Catalonia where is located in the northeastern corner of Spain have something in common with French dish, and Andalusia where is the South part of Spain was influenced by Moroccan cuisine.

But what they have in common is that they use a lot of olive oil and garlic to enjoy the original taste of local food.

When you have a chance to visit Spain, it’s good idea to visit some different area and enjoy finding the differences of dishes!

Serving: 6

Ready in: 20mins



1/2 cup olive oil

5 medium-sized potatoes, diced into 1-inch pieces

1 large brown onion, chopped

8 eggs

Salt, to taste

Cracked black pepper, to taste

parsley, to garnish (optional)



  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick medium-sized (30cm/12-inch) pan. Fry potatoes until crispy, golden and tender. Add the onion and fry until transparent. Drain oil (use a metal colander if you have one), until all of the oil is drained.

  2. Return potatoes and onions to the pan, arranging them in a single layer. Reduce heat down to low.

  3. Beat eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Pour egg mixture into the pan, moving the potatoes and onions around the eggs using a plastic spatula. Every so often, move the eggs around the potatoes while it's cooking to ensure the eggs cook on the bottom, so there's not much eggs left on the top.

  4. Place a big, round plate on top of the pan, and with your hand holding the plate, flip the tortilla onto the plate. Then, slide the tortilla back into the pan carefully, moving the onion and potatoes carefully back into the pan along with the tortilla.

  5. Keep cooking, gently shaking the pan occasionally, until completely cooked through.

  6. To remove the tortilla from the pan, place a clean plate on top of the tortilla and flip again onto the plate. Garnish with parsley (optional).

    Tortilla de patata -Spanish Omelette-