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Tortilla Espanola

danispies's picture
Tortilla de patatas (potato omelette) is also sometimes called tortilla española (Spanish omelette) to differentiate it from the dish commonly known as tortilla francesa French omelette) or just tortilla, which is made only with eggs (or actually maize/corn, in the case of the Mexican tortilla). On this QuickBite, I'll show you just how quick and easy it is to make this very popular Spanish dish that can be served either cold or hot and always stands out as a crowd favorite in any gathering.
  Eggs 8
  Egg whites 12
  Leeks 4 , sliced
  Thin skinned baby potatoes 2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

1) Place sliced potatoes into a large pot filled with water and a few pinches of salt. Bring to a boil and drain. Heat extra virgin olive oil into a large deep skillet (over a medium high heat) before adding sliced leeks. Sauté for about 6-8 minutes.
2) Whisk together your eggs, egg whites, lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper.
3) Once leeks are tender add your drained potatoes and toss together. Add egg mixture to the skillet and pop into a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Allow tortilla to cool for 10-15 minutes before taking out from your skillet.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Spanish Tortilla
A Spanish tortilla is definitely much delicious than usual tortilla. In fact, this is not actually a tortilla but you can say a baked omelet. Doesn't it sound delicious? To learn how to cook this super-exotic Spanish tortilla, watch this video. You are going to like this.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2213 Calories from Fat 668

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g113.1%

Saturated Fat 15 g74.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1691.8 mg563.9%

Sodium 2005.2 mg83.6%

Total Carbohydrates 267 g89.1%

Dietary Fiber 33 g132%

Sugars 62.2 g

Protein 118 g235.8%

Vitamin A 514.9% Vitamin C 421.8%

Calcium 115.4% Iron 172.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Deli.Guy's picture
Add some hot sauce to the eggs ( I used Cholula..yum!), cut back a little on the salt, and this recipe is a winner! I also used Egg Beaters in place of the whole eggs, to change this from "healthy" to "very healthy" and they worked great.  The Deli Guy
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Hey Deli Guy I agree Cholula is the best and egg beaters or egg whites !!!! "The Tortilla Guy"
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