Spanish omelette

Spanish omelette


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About this recipe: This dish is also known as tortilla de patatas. Crisp potatoes and onions are incorporated into a pan-fried omelette. It's then served with chopped tomatoes and spring onions.


Serves: 6 

  • 125ml olive oil
  • 225g potatoes, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown and crisp.
  2. Once the potatoes are golden, stir in the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften and begin to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, beat eggs together with salt and pepper. Pour eggs into pan and stir gently to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook until eggs begin to brown on the bottom.
  4. Loosen bottom of omelette with a spatula, invert a large plate over the pan and carefully turn the omelette out onto it. Slide the omelette back into the pan with the uncooked side down. Cook until eggs are set. Garnish omelette with tomatoes and spring onions and serve warm.

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here is a link to a video about how to do it, is in spanish but you just take a look and understand i said on the other post, my english in long text is 50% jejeje - 11 Jun 2011


is ok, but i can give some advice from spain to do it. the potatoes is better cutted in thin slides is faster to fry & easy to distribute all the omelette long. is better whisk the eggs on a plate and put the fried potatoes on it and mix (remember season the potatoes and the eggs as you like) then pour it on frypan all together. to turn up side down cover the frypan with a plate (check the size of it) and take all together to the sink before turn the frypan on the plate, in case a bite egg get out don't mess all the kitchen, and put back the frypan to the cooker and pour the omelette again on it to cook the other side of the omelette In this way at the end looks omelette with potatoes inside. you can add to the potatoes onion, or peas or more things like you like but the original is with onion if the guest like. buena suerte, good luck - 11 Jun 2011


Really easy to make and very tasty - 27 Apr 2016

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