23 Reviews

Dear all, I'm a Spaniard chef and would like to share with you some tips about making a good Spanish potatoes omelette. First of all, forget about cutting the potatoes into small cubes . . . the right way to do it is cutting it into very thin slices and fry them very slowly in extra virgin olive oil. It depends on your own taste but, I prefer to fry them until they are soft tender but not toasted. I also usually add the onion (when I do it) at begin. You might do it with or without onion. With onion will be more juicy but, I prefer to do it without. Also, you might like to eat it fresh made when still warm which is very good but do not hesitate to keep it for next day and eat it cold, you will enjoy it even more. ?Tortilla de patata? (Spanish omelette or Spanish potatoes omelette) makes a perfect picnic for eating outdoors and it is easy to transport even in a simple lunchbox in your backpack. You might also carry it for a lunch at your work site. To give ot your own touch or make different versions and styles you might add to the blend of potatoes and eggs some ?chorizo frito? fried green or red peppers (or both together), fried Iberian ham, shrimps, green peas, carrots, etc. Easy and taste recipe . . . hope you enjoy it!!

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oscarlqm July 09, 2015

This was very good. I made the basic version and I thought it had plenty of flavor. I thought about putting cheese on it, but somehow the potatoes made it seem creamy and it didn't need cheese. Next time I might add some fresh herbs like chives or parsley, but it is great as it is.

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AlaskaPam September 03, 2012

Comfort food in the AM or PM. I added the eggs right to the potatoes and onions couldn`t wait. Topped with cheese. Not as pretty as if you used a fresh pan to make the eggs and then fill with potatoes and onions. So I`m not posting a pictures for the one there is beautiful.

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Rita~ June 27, 2008

I would recommend that you do include more flavors in this dish when you make it. It is good, but it just needed more flavor.

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timhammond April 29, 2013

Scaled back for 1 serve and thoroughly enjoyed this very fillinbreakfast, I did take up the option of adding other ingredients and added some diced smoky ham and served with toasted wholemeal/wholegrain bread, thank you diner524, made for ZAAR Stars tag game.

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I'mPat January 23, 2013

I made the basic version, using yukon gold potatoes that I partially peeled and paired with sweet vadalia onions and coarse sea salt. This omelette was quick and easy to make with terrific results. I garnished this treat with cilantro. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe which I made for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - Family Picks Round

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Baby Kato August 29, 2012

This was easy to make. I did not peel the potatoes and used kosher salt. I made this for Zaar World Tour 8 for the Bistro Babes team.

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Charlotte J July 31, 2012

I prepared the basic version, and it was really good! Simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

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Starrynews July 26, 2012

This was a lovely treat. I did add some cheddar but otherwise kept it simple. We have already decided that this will not be the last time we enjoy this omelette. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT5 for the Hell's Kitchen Angels.

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GaylaV May 17, 2009

This was a delicious, typical Spanish omelette. I ended up only using one medium/large potato and a half an onion to make two omelettes. I added peppers and some cheese like others and it all cooked up nicely in my little omelette maker. Thanks for this very nice recipe! Made for ZWT5 for the Dining Daredevils :D

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tomsawyer May 13, 2009
Spanish Omelette