Espanola: A Spanish Omelette
Pascual from Spain
(For four servings)
tortilla espanola is a perfect
picnic dish for an afternoon in the
Photos: Sandy Peters
They are a big hit at parties
3 medium-sized potatoes
1 small onion
1/4 litre olive oil
a little salt
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
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.
you have cooked the omelette, you can enjoy eating
When to enjoy a tortilla
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.
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
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
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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