Spanish Spicy Sausage and Cheese Tortilla

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This substantial tortilla is delicious hot or cold. Cut it into chunky wedges and serve for supper or a light lunch.The addition of spicy chorizo and tangy cheese gives it a wonderful, rich flavor. Found it on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a 8-inch non-stick frying pan and fry the sausage until golden brown and cooked through. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  2. 2.Add a further 2 tbsp oil to the pan and fry the potatoes and onions for 2-3 minutes, turning frequently (the pan will be very full).
  3. 3.Cover tightly and cook over a gentle heat for about 30 minutes turning occasionally, until softened and slightly golden.
  4. 4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, parsley, cheese, sausage and plenty seasoning.
  5. 5. Gently stir in the potatoes and onions until coated, taking care not to break up the potato too much.
  6. 6. Wipe out the pan with kitchen paper and heat the remaining 2 tbsp oil.
  7. 7. Add the potato mixture and cook, over a very low heat, until the egg begins to set. Use a metal spatula to prevent the tortilla from sticking and allow the uncooked egg to run underneath.
  8. 8. Preheat the grill (broiler) to high. When the base of the tortilla has set, which should take about 5 minutes, protect the pan handle with foil and place the tortilla under the grill until it is set and golden.
  9. 9.Cut into wedges and serve garnished with parsley.
Most Helpful

This was so good! I did use a mild sausage and parmesean cheese and it was still really yummy! I will be making this again. Made for ZWT5 - Epicurean Queens

Sarah in New York May 20, 2009

This hit a home run with DH. This recipe can be reduced to 2 servings using 2 whole eggs. It makes for a substantial supper. The sausage adds the needed spiciness for a great combination of flavors. Made for *ZWT5*

PaulaG May 19, 2009

Delicious! Thanks tons for a great Spanish dinner! I really liked this recipe but had to substitute parmesan for manchego cheese, which I couldn't find. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The flavour of this was very nice and we really enjoyed the chorizo (I used mild). I also used 5 large eggs instead of 4 extra large. Perfect! Made for ZWT5 for my teammate. Thanks!

Nif May 13, 2009