Tortilla de patatas - Potato omelette

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Tortilla is one of the most popular dishes in Spain. It is no relation to the flat corn tortilla of Mexico – although the name probably came from there, as it dates back to Aztec times. The Spanish tortilla is a firm golden disc, usually about 3 cm thick, made of egg and other ingredients, the most popular being the simple tortilla española of fried potatoes.

Tortilla de patatas o tortilla española - Potato omelette



  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 4 large potatoes (peel and cut in circles about 2mm thick)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs


1. Some people add thin slices of red pepper together with the onion. Heat the oil in a 9-inch skillet; add potatoes one slice at a time so that they don't stick.

2. Alternate, layers of potato and onion. Cook slowly medium flame. Do Not fry!

3. Turn occasionally until potatoes are tender but not brown.They must be loose not in a cake.

4. Beat eggs in a large bowl with a fork. Seasoning with salt. Drain potatoes and onions.

5. Add potatoes and onions to beaten eggs pressing them so that eggs cover them completely. Let to sit for 15 minutes.

6. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in large skillet. Add potatoes and egg mixture spreading quickly. Lower the heat to medium-high. Shake pan to prevent sticking.

7. When potatoes start to brown put a plate on skillet and turn around adding another tbsp of oil. Brown the other side.

8. It can be flipped three or four times for better cooking.

101 Tapas Recipes part of "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebooks101 Tapas Recipes

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ISBN: 978-1-909610-20-0 Mobi
ISBN: 978-1-909610-21-7 ePub

(a "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebook)

The authentic taste of Spain is revealed in this classic ebook about the Spanish tradition of serving drinks with small snacks called Tapas. Enjoy the varied and exquisite delights of this traditional way of presenting small culinary treats. Cooking Spanish recipes is a way to know more about Spanish food. Part of the “Learn Spanish 4 Life Series” of ebooks, you can look up an abundance of different dishes that will enable you to entertain guests, family and friends or simply enjoy a taste of Spanish Tapas at home. Eating out in Spain is a pleasurable experience due to the sheer sociability of the Spanish. From early in the morning until past midnight family and friends, often with children too, can be seen eating out in the different restaurants, bars and taverns.

Spanish food is wonderfully varied, depending on where you are and there are many regional specialities. Traditional restaurants originated as taverns and tapas bars serving dishes based on the local produce. Spain also has its fair share of top-quality gourmet restaurants. These ingredients make up a recipe for success. Repetition and practice are essential in Spanish cooking to learn the art of the Mediterranean food. The variety of tapas in this book provides plenty of choices to cook Spanish dishes. Tapas are an excellent way of learning about the Mediterranean Diet and because it is so versatile you can taste a bit of Spain in your own kitchen. Some recipes can be made easily; others are more elaborate. Don't get frustrated, you can adapt every recipe to your own convenience.

The ebook is the perfect partner to ebooks such as “101 Spanish Desserts Recipes-Traditional Cakes and Sweets” or “The Mediterranean Diet” from the “Learn Spanish 4 Life Series”.

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