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Spanish Omelette

Tortilla de Patatas - Tortilla Española


The Spanish Tortilla Is the Best of All Omelettes


see VIDEO-clip (First Steps)

First Steps 



Peel and cut into small pieces about 2mm thick. DO NOT cut the too big or too small.

see VIDEO-clip (Cutting the Ingredients)

Cutting the Ingrediens




Heat the oil in a 9-inch skillet, add potato pieces, one slice at a time so that they don't stick.

Alternate layers of potato and onion. COOK slowly, medium flame.

Make sure the pan is hot before adding the oil, but be careful to overheat it, as when you place the oil, you will have an OIL FIRE.

see VIDEO-clip (To the Fire)

To the Fire


DO NOT FRY!! Turn occasionally until potatoes are tender, but NOT brown. They must be loose, not "in a cake".


Some people add thin slices of red pepper together with the onion.

Reduce the heat to 1/2 or a bit less. If you don't, you will end up with a pancake instead of a TORTILLA.

see VIDEO-clip (Heat Down!)

Heat Down - NOW ! ! !

Cover it, it is important that it fries but also cook on its vapour/steam.

see VIDEO-clip (Cover the Pan)

Cover The Pan


Beat eggs in a large bowl with a fork.

If you don't feel confident, do not separate the YORK from the YELLOW. You may end up with meringue, and we do not want that

see VIDEO-clip (Prepare the Eggs)

Prepare The Eggs


see VIDEO-clip (Dan's Secret)

Dan's Secret


see VIDEO-clip (Common Problems)

Some common Problems


Salt to taste. Also add a bit of pepper

see VIDEO-clip (Seasoning)



Mix with LOVE

see VIDEO-clip (Ready to Mix)

Fried and Ready to Mix


Drain potatoes.

Add potatoes to beaten eggs, pressing them so that eggs cover them completely.

Let sit for 15 minutes. It is important TO LET IT REST

see VIDEO-clip (Mixing)



see VIDEO-clip (Mix with Love)

Mix, but Not too Fast


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet.

see VIDEO-clip (Next Step)

The Next Step


Add potato-egg mixture, spreading quickly.

Lower the heat to medium-low.

Shake pan to prevent sticking (crucial step!!)

SLOW is the KEY

see VIDEO-clip (Slow Cooking)

Slow Cooking is the Key



When potatoes start to brown, put a plate on top skillet and flip to cook other side, adding another tbsp of oil.

Brown on the other side. Can flip three or four times for better cooking.

see VIDEO-clip (Ready to Turn)

Ready To Turn


see VIDEO-clip (See it again)

See My Turning Again



see VIDEO-clip (The Finish Product)

The Finish Product


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Last Updated: Sunday, 07. February 2016

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