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    Spanish Potato Omelet (Tortilla a la Espanola)

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a 8-9 inch skillet. Add the slices of potato one at a time to avoid sticking together.
    2. 2
      Alternate layers of potatoes with layers of onions.
    3. 3
      Cook slowly over medium heat, turning the potatoes until tender, not brown.
    4. 4
      Drain potatoes in a colander, save oil.
    5. 5
      Make sure skillet is very clean for later use. In a bowl, beat eggs with a fork until slightly foamy.
    6. 6
      Salt to taste. Add the potatoes, press down to cover potatoes completely with egg. Return to skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of saved oil until smoking point. Add the mixture, spread it out. Rapidly, lower the temperature to medium-high.
    7. 7
      Shake the pan often to avoid sticking.
    8. 8
      When the bottom is brown, cover the skillet with a plate, turn skillet up-side down, remove tortilla, slide off plate with uncooked side down into skillet and cook the other side, Turn several times until cooked

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2001


      I've made similar recipes in the past and I think it should be understood how long it takes to cook the potatoes and onions in oil. I figured at least a 1/2 hour, if not more time. The recipe is very authentic though, and I usually make it with one less potato. The suggestion to have some oil in the pan before you pour the eggs is VERY important. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on September 10, 2001


      Good, but I wouldn't try it for breakfast. I think this is a brunch kind of thing. Takes a little too much coordination to work early in the morning ;)

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    • on May 04, 2014


      This omelette fell apart and I actually had to use 8 eggs so...

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    Nutritional Facts for Spanish Potato Omelet (Tortilla a la Espanola)

    Serving Size: 1 (515 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 850.7
    Calories from Fat 533
    Total Fat 59.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.1 g
    Cholesterol 211.5 mg
    Sodium 94.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 68.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 14.0 g

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