Cookbook:Spanish Potato Omelette

Spanish Potato Omelette
Tortilla de patatas
CategorySpanish recipes
Time20 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Spain

Tortilla de patatas is considered by some the most typically Spanish dish, and is locally known as "Tortilla española" (Spanish omelette). Is frequently served in any bar as a tapa. It can also be cooked without onions.

This recipe is based on the translation of the Recipe in Spanish.



  • Skillet
  • A dish bigger than the pan
  • A bowl


  1. Peel the potatoes, wash them and dry them with a cloth. Then dice them up in 1 cm cubes or 2 mm slices. Wash and dry them again. Add some salt to your taste and mix them.
  2. Heat the oil and when it is hot, fry the potatoes but do not let them get brown. Once they're done, drain the oil and store the potatoes.
  3. Dice or slice the onion and fry it until is translucent.
  4. Beat the 8 eggs in a bowl with a small amount of salt, until the mix is homogenous and then mix in the potatoes and the onion.
  5. In an empty pan put three tablespoons of olive oil (or you can use the previous pan after removing most of the oil).
  6. Once the pan is hot, drop the egg with the onion and the potatoes in the pan.
  7. After 7–8 minutes the bottom part should be done. Put the dish over the pan and carefully turn it around, so that the undone part rests on the dish. This is the most difficult step of the recipe. After that, you put again the pan on the fire and slowly drop the mix on the pan, to do the other side.
  8. After a couple of additional minutes, it should be done and it can be served