Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tortillas de Patatas, Spanish Potato Omelettes


This is a very famous Spanish breakfast food. It is also sometimes served as a tapas. Basically, tortillas de patatas is a potato omelette. There are many variants for this dish, and almost every Spanish home has its own favourite way of preparing tortilla. Some of the many additions to the base ingredients include: green peppers, chorizo, courgettes, aubergines, mushrooms, or diced ham. These variations are still known as Tortilla de patatas. A peculiar variant is tortilla paisana that in addition to the potatoes and egg includes red pepper, and peas.

I made it with only potatoes. You'll see from the picture that mine didn't come out as a perfect round tortilla. My skillet was way too big for the amount of egg and potato that I added. But it still tasted delicioso!

What I used:

1 medium sized potato
1 small onion
3 large eggs
Pepper to taste
3 tbsp. olive oil


  • Wash and peel the potato.
  • Cut in very small dice.
  • Dice the onions.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a skillet, add the olive oil and fry the onions till soft.
  • Add the potatoes and cook them on medium heat till they are half done.
  • Add salt and pepper to the eggs and pour it over the potato onion.
  • Cook till the eggs are done and gently flip over to the other side.
  • Cook till they are brown for a minute or two.
  • Serve with olives or pickles.

My family doesn't like olives or pickles, so I served the standard American way with ketchup :-)

I am sending this to Priya's (yallapantula) A.W.E.D Spain.

Hope you disfrutar de esta comida!
(enjoy this meal!)

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