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Tortilla Espanola: A Spanish Omelette

Agustina Pascual from Spain

Augustina presents her tortilla espanola
Photo: Sandy Peters
A tortilla espanola is a perfect picnic dish for an afternoon in the countryside.

Tortilla espanola (Spanish omelette)

Photos: Sandy Peters
Agustina's tortilla

A tortilla espanola is a big hit at parties

They are a big hit at parties


Ingredients: (For four servings)

- 4 eggs

- 3 medium-sized potatoes

- 1 small onion

- 1/4 litre olive oil

- a little salt

Cooking procedure

Peel and wash the potatoes well. Cut both the potatos and the onions into small slices. Mix the potatoes with the onions and add the salt.

Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs and mix them with the fried potatoes and onions.

Remove the oil from the skillet, leaving a little bit. Then, put the fried potatoes with the eggs in the skillet over medium-high heat.

Leave the omelette on the stove for three or four minutes and then turn over the omelette, using a flat dish. Leave it until the eggs are cooked.

Then the Spanish omelette is ready to eat.
Once you have cooked the omelette, you can enjoy eating it.

When to enjoy a tortilla

One of the best moments to enjoy a good Spanish Omelette is if you want to spend an afternoon in the countryside, a tortilla espanola is the perfect dish for a picnic.

One of the moments when I especially enjoy eating this omelette is after my family and I have spent a whole afternoon swimming and sunbathing. Swimming in the river, I get very hungry for a delicious omelette.

If you decide to have a reception or a party in your house, that's another good moment to cook a Spanish Omelette. I'm sure your guests will enjoy it. Here's a little trick: You can cut the omelette in small squares.

Spanish people usually eat an omelette as tapas. Tapas are small portions of food that you are served in a bar when you order a glass of wine or beer. You'll enjoy a big omelette with a good bottle of wine. 

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