The Spanish Cuisine – Tortilla de Patatas
Tortilla de Patatas
Eggs, potatoes, olive oil and salt… Those are the only things you need to prepare a typical “tortilla de patatas”. A common debate in Spain is whether or not onion should be added to the traditional recipe and Spaniards can argue hours about it. The tortilla de patatas is a dish which you can find in almost every restaurant or bar in Spain, just like paella and croquetas. The tortilla is a great choice for as well breakfast or lunch squeezed between bread and as the perfect merienda like a tapa. So put on an apron and get in touch with your inner cook.
– 3 big potatoes
– 5 eggs
– 1 onion (optional)
– Olive oil
How to prepare?
- Peel and wash the potatoes. Slice them afterwards in thin pieces.
- Cut the onion in small cubes. Mix the potatoes with the onions in a bowl. Add some salt to taste.
- Heat plenty of olive oil in a deep frying pan and add the potato-onion mix. Make sure the olive oil covers the potato-onion mix. Cook the potatoes.
- Once the potatoes are soft and slightly brown remove them from the fire. Remove the potatoes and onions to another bowl without the olive oil.
- Whisk in another bowl the eggs until they are well blended and have a slight foam. Add the potatoes and onions afterwards.
- Put a little olive oil in a frying pan and pour the mix of eggs, potatoes and onion. Shake the pan in order to spread the mixture over the pan.
- Wait until it is cooked on one side and then turn it. It might help to use a large plate for the turn!
- When both sides of the tortilla are well cooked and have a gold brown colour it is ready to be served!
- To make sure the potatoes are fully cooked you can use a fork to test it. If the potato breaks easily when you prick, it is cooked.
- The size of your frying pan determines the size of your tortilla! When choosing a really small frying pan make sure you adjust your ingredients to it.
- This is the traditional recipe for a Spanish Tortilla, but you can add more ingredients if you like: chorizo, ham, spinach, courgettes… Whatever you like!