Recipe: Spanish Tortilla


I love this... The kind of food that shouldn't taste this good with such few basic ingredients... But it's awesome! Take me back to Spain... I miss it!


  • 700 g potatoes
  • 1 generous pinch salt to taste
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 generous pinch pepper to taste
prepare ingredients

Step 1

Prepare Ingredients

Peel the potatoes and thinly slice into rounds (about 1/2cm thick). Dry the slices well with kitchen towel. Peel and finely slice the onions

Cook potatoes and onions

Step 2

Cook Potatoes And Onions

Heat the oil in a 28cm frying pan over a medium heat and add the potatoes. Season, add a lid and cook for 10 minutes without letting the potatoes brown. After 10 minutes add the onions, then cook for 10 more minutes with the lid on. After 10 minutes drain the oil off but save it for later.

mix with eggs

Step 3

Mix With Eggs

Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then add the warm potatoes and onions. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.

Cook it!

Step 4

Cook It!

Clean the frying pan and add back a few tablespoons of oil. Pour in the mixture and shuffle it so that everything is evenly distributed. Cook for 15 minutes over a low heat. Shuffle it again and loosen the edges with a spatula until the whole thing is moving. Slide it carefully onto a plate, then carefully put the pan over the plate and flip in back into the pan, uncooked side down.

finish off and serve

Step 5

Finish Off And Serve

Cook over a low heat for another 10 minutes before sliding onto a plate and allowing it to cool slightly. Serve warm, not hot and let everyone dig in!  Serves 6

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