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Spanish Omelette (Tortilla de Patatas)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A Spanish omelette or tortilla de patatas is one of the most iconic dishes of Spanish cuisine. It’s a thick omelette made with fried potatoes and onions.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: spanish omelette, tortilla de patatas
Servings: 2 people
  • 2 medium potatoes (about 350 gr)
  • 4 large eggs ( or 5 medium)
  • ½ onion (or 1 small)
  • Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes (see the picture for reference)
  2. In a small nonstick pan add enough olive oil to cover the potatoes. Cook the potatoes over medium heat for 10 minutes. Watch the potatoes to make sure that they are cooking evenly.
  3. Add the onions sliced and cook for another 10 minutes. Move it every couple minutes to avoid burned parts.
  4. Remove the potatoes and the onions from the oil. Discard the oil (I save about 1 tbsp for cooking the omelette, I just let a bit on the pan).

  5. In a bowl beat the egg slightly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the fried potatoes and onions.
  6. In the same nonstick pan add the egg and potatoes mix (i let a bit of oil). Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until the omelette is 70%-80% done.

  7. Flip the omelette over a flat plate. Then slide the tortilla that is flipped in the plate back to the pan. Cook for 2 more minutes and it’s done.