Spanish Omelet Recipe - Tortilla Espanola

No doubt about it, the Tortilla Espanola or Spanish Omelet is the most commonly served dish in Spain. It is also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelet. Bars and cafés serve it as a tapa or appetizer, but it is often served as a light dinner in Spanish homes. Because it is easy to transport, the Spanish make bocadillos or sandwiches by placing a piece between two pieces of a baguette.

There are lots of variations of tortillas or omelets and a few are listed at the bottom of this recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

* 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled
* 1 whole yellow onion
* 5-6 large eggs
* 2-3 cups of olive oil for pan frying
* Salt to taste


This "tortilla espanola" or "tortilla de patata" makes 8-10 servings as an appetizer. It serves 5-6 as a main course.

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