Making the Spanish Omelet – Tortilla de Patatas!

How to Make Tortilla de Patatas - Spanish Omelet Recipe

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How to Make Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelet Easy Recipe

Tortilla de Patatas Quick and Easy Recipe

How to make Tortilla de Patatas


Straight outta Spain, this dish consists of an egg and potato dish that’s cooked in a skillet and served as a tapa, a main dish with a baguette and green salad, or even enjoyed as a snack. It even tastes great served warm, cold, or at room temperature!

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How to Make Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelet Easy Recipe

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The Spanish Omelet – Tortilla de Patatas Easy Recipe

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  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add potato and onion; they should be mostly covered with olive oil (add a little more oil if needed). Season with 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt. Cook on medium-high heat, maintaining a gentle boil, for 8-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until potatoes are just fork tender. Don’t overcook.
  3. Drain potatoes in a colander, reserving oil. Taste and season with more salt, if needed. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Meanwhile crack eggs into a bowl and season with about ½ tsp salt. Beat eggs together. Add potato and onion and toss to coat.
  5. Add a little bit of oil to the bottom of a 10-inch non-stick skillet over high heat. Once hot, pour potato mixture into it and cook on high heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Run a rubber spatula along the outer edges of the tortilla to make sure it’s not sticking and to help it form its shape.
  7. Once it starts to firm up around the edges and in the center flip the omelet onto the plate.
  8. At this point, the cooked side of the tortilla de patatas should be facing up.
  9. Now gently slide the omelet back into the pan. Aim the back of the omelet to slide into the back of the skillet and use the spatula to help slide the rest of it off the plate and into the pan. Then use the spatula again to press the sides of the omelet in and under, to keep that rounded edge. 
  10. Cook on high heat for 1 minute, and low heat for 2-3 more minutes or until done. It’s done when it feels set in the center and a knife or toothpick inserted into  the center comes out clean.
  11. Flip the finished tortilla de patatas back onto a plate, and serve. Serve warm or at room temperature.
How to Make Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelet Easy Recipe

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Tortilla de Patatas Easy Recipe – Spanish Omelet

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