Steps to Make Tortilla De Patatas or Spanish Omelet

Things you’ll need:

Things needed to make Spanish omelette

  • Potatoes, medium-sized – 4
  • Onion – 1
  • Eggs – 5
  • Olive oil – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste

Step 1. Prepare the potatoes and onions

Prepare the potatoes and onion to make Spanish omelette
Chop onions and potatoes
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly, peel and chop them into small pieces as shown above.
  • Peel the onion and cut it into thin slices.

Step 2. Combine the potatoes, sliced onion and salt

Mix the potatoes, onion and salt to make Spanish omelette
Combine onion, potatoes and salt
  • Put everything together in a bowl and add the salt.
  • Mix well.

Step 3. Cook the potatoes and onion slices together

Heat up oil to make Spanish omelette
On a low flame heat a cup of olive oil
  • Heat up 1 cup of olive oil in a frying pan on low flame.
  • You can use a small piece of potato to determine when the oil is ready.
Fry the vegetables to make Spanish omelette
Fry the onion-potato mix in olive oil
  • Now put the potatoes and onion mixture into the frying pan, cover it to get a better cook and stir from time to time.
  • After 30 minutes, the onion slices will be transparent and the potatoes soft.

Step 4. Prepare the egg mixture

Prepare the egg mixture to make Spanish omelette
Beat the eggs and add the fried onion-potato mix to it
  • Crack and whisk the 5 eggs in a bowl.
  • Remove the frying pan from the fire, drain the mixture (wait for a little until it has cooled down a bit ), and add it to the beaten eggs.
  • Add salt and pepper; mix well.
Drain out the excess oil to make Spanish omelette
Transfer the excess oil
  • Remove the excess oil from the frying pan. Now, just a tablespoon of oil is enough. Put the frying pan over the fire again.

Step 5. Cook the omelet

Cook the egg mixture to make Spanish omelette
Cook your Spanish omelet on low
  • When the pan is hot, add the egg mixture; it takes around 5 minutes for the eggs to thicken.
  • Use a spatula to separate the edges from the pan and ensure that the omelet does not get stuck to the bottom.
Flip and cook it on both sides to make Spanish omelette
Toss the omelet to cook evenly on both sides
  • Put a plate over the frying pan to flip the omelet.
  • Cook for another 5-8 eight minutes on the other side. Toss the omelet in the pan to check whether it’s stuck to the bottom.

Serve and enjoy your Spanish Omelet!

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FabHow Tips

  • You can also add some freshly chopped cilantro into the egg mixture for a hint of freshness.
  • Add in grated Cheddar and Parmesan cheese to the egg mixture to make a cheesy Spanish omelet.
  • This recipe shows you how to make a simple and traditional Spanish omelet; however, you can add fillings of your choice including chopped lean ham and tomatoes.
  • You can also make a baked Spanish omelet, fry the potatoes and onions as described above and add them to the whisked eggs. Add filling of your choice and mix well.
  • Pour the omelet batter into a greased baking dish. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F and cook for 30 to 40 minutes or till the batter turns a beautiful golden brown.