Traditional Spanish Omelette

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

My great-grandmother's recipe. This is a very common dish in Spain to serve as tapas by cutting into squares. Very simple ingredients but very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and peel potatoes, cut into quarters and slice thinly.
  2. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Slice the onion and cut capsicum into thick slices and add to the potatoes.
  4. Add some salt to taste and mix.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the potato, onion and capsicum together until potatoes are soft.
  6. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Beat eggs in another bowl and add the potato mixture.
  9. Add a salt to taste and pepper, finely chopped garlic and mix inches.
  10. Mixture should appear as though it is just coating the potato. If mixture is too dry, add another egg.
  11. On a medium heat, in a non-stick pan, spray with a little oil and add the mixture.
  12. Cook the mixture until egg looks cooked on bottom-- enough to be able flip over onto a plate and then sliding the mixture back into the pan to cook the other side. Do not overcook egg as it will then become dry. This is a recipe that needs practice until it is just right.
  13. Serve while hot with a salad and crusty bread or cut into 2 inch squares for appetisers.
  14. Can also be served cold.


Most Helpful

My husband is Spanish and has introduced me to this dish. I love it!!! I prefer to slice the potatoes in "slices"rather than in small cubes. Reason being, I like for the potatoes to almost "melt" in the mixture. Oh, and I don't like onions but my husband we usually make two :-) Great recipe!!!! Love the garlic part!!!!

marthaelenalopez74 June 09, 2009

This was a good easy recipe, though it lacked a bit of flavour, but I guess we should have added a bit extra salt. I imagine you could add lots of herbs and spices to it to give it a lift, but then it might not be traditional?

JustJanS December 25, 2004

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