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Potato Omelette - Tortilla De Patatas

Potato Omelette or Tortilla De Patatas is a traditional Spanish egg dish with fried potatoes. The dish usually includes some onions and garlic, depending on the region where it’s prepared. Try making it, as it’s very easy to prepare and it’s just delicious!

Recipe adapted from Traditional Spanish Cooking by Janet Mandel

Potato Omelette -
Tortilla De Patatas
(Printable Recipe)


1 kg ( 2 lb 3 oz) Potatoes
5 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Chopped Onion
6 Eggs
1/2 tsp Salt


Peel the potatoes and either cut them into slices about 1.5 cm ( 1/2 inch) thick, or chop them into 1.5 cm ( 1.2 inch) dice. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the potatoes slowly until fork-tender, about 30 minutes, adding the chopped onion towards the end (it burns if added earlier).

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the salt. Place a plate over the potatoes and tip out the excess oil. Combine the potatoes and onion with the beaten eggs. Add the oil to the frying pan and pour in the mixture of eggs and potatoes. Cook the tortilla on a medium heat until set on one side. Shake the pan to keep the tortilla loosened on the bottom. Place a plate on top of the pan. Hold it tightly and reverse the pan, so the tortilla turns out on the plate. If necessary, add more oil to the pan. Slide the tortilla back into the pan to cook on the reverse side. It only needs 5 minutes more. Slide out on to a serving plate.

Tapa servings 16; Light meal servings 4


  1. What a different mix kind of potato and eggs...It seems tasteful...I already marked on my book,


  2. That looks like my kind of omelette! Yum!

  3. Scrumptious looking ... excellent option for brunch. Wish I had thought abt making this when my parents were over last weekend! Oh well, I'll put it at the top of my list for next time!

  4. @Paula Pacheco: They are simple and tasty! Do try to make them.

    @Jennifer: Thanks.

    @Finsmom:Mine too!

    @Muneeba: Yup! Next time then ;-)

  5. i put truffle oil in mine, which tasted awesome! how do you get yours to look so pretty??? mine just looked like a crazy eggy mess


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