Recipe for Tortilla de Patatas

Recipe for Tortilla de Patatas

Tortilla de patatas, Spanish omelette, is a dish that Spaniards associate with home, familiar tastes and fond memories. From a culinary point of view it is not a very original recipe. An omelette is an omelette, however you look at it, but ours includes potatoes fried in oil. Every Spanish person travelling abroad longs for a good tortilla de patatas.

Tortilla de patatas is prepared at home and eaten for lunch or dinner, but it is also served in bars and restaurants as tapas or starters, often on a piece of bread. We bring tortilla de patatas on trips to the countryside or beach, where it is almost always accompanied by a few grains of sand.

Despite the simplicity of this dish, there is still room for debate: does a traditional tortilla de patatas have onion in it or not? A lot of people add it, others consider ir an outrage. To each his own.

Ingredients (for 3 people)

  • 500 g of potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 4 eggs


  1. Peel the potatoes and leave them to soak to keep them fresh. Cut them into thin slices.
  2. Fry the potato slices in oil with some salt. When the potatoes are soft, remove them from the cooker, drain the oil and crush the potatoes with a fork.
  3. Beat the eggs with some salt.
  4. Mix the potato purée and eggs in a bowl.
  5. Heat up some oil in a pan and when it is hot, pour in the eggs and potato purée mix.
  6. First, move the mix around with a fork so the omelette does not stay raw in the middle, then even out the set part of the eggs on the top. Cook over medium heat and make sure all eggs are directly in contact with the pan.

Use a plate to turn the omelette around; leave to cook until the eggs are done on both side.

Tortilla de patatas can be served either hot or cold.

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