• 4-6 medium sized potatoes peeled and thinly sliced ( I do mean thinly here, it makes a difference in the cooking time)
  • 1 medium sized onion sliced
  • 3-4 eggs
  • An inch of olive oil in your frying pan
  • seasoning


frothy eggs
potatoes for spanish omelette
Making spanish omelette


This is how you can make Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish omelette

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Put the potato and the onion into the heated oil. Keep stirring and ‘chopping’ up the potato while frying. 

Step 2

Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat until frothy.

Step 3

Once the potato and onion are soft and can be ‘mashed’ up. Remove them from the pan and add them to the eggs.

Step 4

Mix the potato and onion with the egg in the bowl and season with salt. (optional)

Step 5

Remove any excess oil from the frying pan. Put frying pan back on hob and pour potato/egg/onion mix into the pan. Cook for a few minutes (until it appears firm).

Step 6

Using a large dinner plate, withdraw the frying pan from heat and put the plate over the frying pan. Toss the omelette on to the plate.

Step 7

Put the uncooked side of the omelette into the frying pan and back on the hob.

 Step 8

After a few minutes, carefully, slide the omelette onto a large plate and allow it to cool or eat hot!

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