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Tortilla De Patata

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Spanish Tortilla In Spain, a tortilla is an omelette of potatoes, eggs, salt and olive oil. Sometimes other ingredients such as asparagus, spinach, onions, red or green peppers, tuna, anchovies, artichokes, and mushrooms are also used even cheese. This is totally different from Mexican tortillas which are a type of flat bread made of corn or flour.
  Potatoes 2 1⁄4 Pound
  Eggs 8 Small
  Onions 2
  Salt To Taste
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon

Peel the onions and potatoes.

Cut the onions into about 1/2 inch pieces.

Add plenty of olive oil to a frying pan and let them fry until they turn brown.

Dice the potatoes while the onions are cooking. Season them as desired and add them to the frying pan.

Fry everything together over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until everything turns slightly brown.

Remove the pan from the heat and drain the oil.

Beat 8 eggs in a large bowl, and add the potatoes, onions.

Add a little bit of olive oil in the frying pan and add the mixture.

Cook the egg until it sets up, first on high heat, and then over low heat.

Turn the tortilla over so that it browns on both sides. You can serve hot or cold.

Most Places in Spain serve it cold as a tapa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Even with the same ingredients, every Tortilla De Patatas will have its own uniqueness, and there's no cook who will make a tortilla the same as another. It's very important to have good olive oil, fresh eggs, and most importantly, high-quality potatoes. I like using Golden Yukons for this recipe. I also use Pimente Padron or Espelette Pepper for extra special flavour.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 183 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.9%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 160.7 mg53.6%

Sodium 110.7 mg4.6%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 8 g15.5%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 46.1%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 9.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Tortilla De Patata Recipe