Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Omelette)

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 6-8 slices




  • Add oil to a medium frying pan (the smaller the easier to flip).
  • Dice the potatoes into small digit-sized pieces.
  • Fry the potatoes, garlic, and onions until they are tender and translucent, respectively.
  • Break the eggs into a large bowl, scramble them.
  • Add the cooked potatoes/onions to the eggs.
  • Mix, add your spices of choice.
  • Heat the frying pan until it's super hot (with plenty of oil- probably more than you think).
  • Add the potato/egg mixture into the pan in a quick motion.
  • About 5 seconds later, turn down the heat to medium (you don't want it to burn, just make a nice little crust).
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until you smell burning, make sure that the tortilla can move in the pan and is not stuck on the bottom
  • THE FUN PART: take a plate that's wider than the pan, place it on top of the pan.
  • Put one hand (with a glove) on the plate.
  • Use the other hand to grab the pan and with one swift motion, flip the pan so the plate ends up on the bottom and the tortilla on the plate.
  • Add more oil to the pan, put the half cooked tortilla back in- this time you'll cook the bottom.
  • Cook for 3-5 more minutes.
  • Cut like a pizza, serve hot, cold or room temperature (great with mayonnaise).