Tortilla Española: A Taste of Spain in Every Bite – Traditional Spanish Omelette

Tortilla Española

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Looking for a simple yet satisfying dish that showcases the essence of Spanish comfort food? Say hola to Tortilla Española! Get ready to indulge in the fluffy goodness of eggs, potatoes, and onions, all beautifully combined to create a mouthwatering traditional Spanish omelette that will transport you to the heart of Spain.

Tortilla Española, also known as Spanish Tortilla or Tortilla de Patatas, is a culinary icon in Spain. This humble yet delicious dish has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors alike. With its golden exterior, creamy interior, and comforting flavors, Tortilla Española is a must-try recipe for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Spain. So, let’s gather our ingredients and embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of España!


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced potatoes to the skillet and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until they become tender but not browned. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, transfer them to a colander or a plate lined with a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and cook until it becomes soft and translucent.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them until well beaten. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the cooked potatoes and onions to the bowl with the beaten eggs. Gently fold the ingredients together, ensuring that every potato slice is coated with the egg mixture.
  7. Place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add a small amount of olive oil if needed.
  8. Pour the potato and egg mixture into the skillet, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  9. Cook the tortilla for about 4-5 minutes, or until the edges start to set and the bottom is golden brown.
  10. Using a flat plate slightly larger than the skillet, carefully flip the tortilla onto the plate. Then, slide it back into the skillet to cook the other side. Cook for another 4-5 minutes until the second side is golden brown and the tortilla is cooked through but still slightly moist in the center.
  11. Once cooked, transfer the Tortilla Española onto a serving plate and let it cool for a few minutes.
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, then slice into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española – Traditional Spanish Omelette

¡Enhorabuena! (Congratulations!) You’ve successfully prepared a Tortilla Española, a true taste of Spain that showcases the simplicity and heartiness of Spanish cuisine. The combination of fluffy eggs, tender potatoes, and caramelized onions will transport you to a cozy Spanish taverna, where locals gather to savor this beloved dish. Share it with friends and family, and let the flavors of Tortilla Española bring joy and warmth to your table. ¡Buen provecho! (Enjoy your meal!)

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