Tortilla española

Tortilla Española is a Spanish dish made of a potato and egg omelette. It is one of the most popular dishes in Spain and is commonly served as a tapa (appetizer). The dish is believed to have originated in the Andalusia region of Spain, although the exact origins are unknown.

Tortilla Española recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and each family has their own version of the dish. The most common ingredients in a Tortilla Española are potatoes, eggs, onion, olive oil, and salt. Some families add other ingredients such as chorizo, ham, or peppers.

The dish is typically made by first frying the potatoes and onions in olive oil. Once the potatoes are cooked, the eggs are added and the mixture is cooked until the eggs are set. The Tortilla is then flipped and cooked on the other side.


Making a delicious tortilla española is a lot easier than you think! Start by heating up a generous amount of olive oil in a large pan. Then add diced potatoes, onion, and garlic, and cook them until they are soft. Once the vegetables are cooked, add beaten eggs and season with salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to cook until the eggs are set, then carefully flip the tortilla over in the pan and cook on the other side until golden brown. Finally, slide the tortilla onto a plate and enjoy as a side dish or as a delicious main meal.

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Ingredient Breakdown

olive oil
bell pepper
waxy potato
russet potato
heavy cream
black pepper
yukon gold potato
cherry tomato
piquillo pepper
serrano ham
potato chip


Staple Ingredients

  • egg 86%
  • salt 86%

Rarey Ingredients

  • olive oil 71%
  • onion 71%