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Written by: Emily Smith

This Spanish tortilla recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's a simple mix of potatoes, onions, and eggs, cooked to perfection. It's hearty, delicious, and perfect for any meal!

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Imagine biting into a slice of heaven, that's my homemade Spanish tortilla for you! It's hearty, simple and oh so flavorful. I promise, this recipe transforms humble potatoes and onions into a glorious dish. And guess what? It's all about mastering a few techniques. So let's don our aprons, folks! Are you ready to whip up some Spanish magic right in your kitchen? Trust me, you want this on your dinner table!

Ingredients for a Delicious Spanish Tortilla

  • Potatoes: Potatoes provide a hearty base and texture to the tortilla, adding substance and a comforting flavor to the dish.
  • Onion: Onions bring a sweet and savory depth to the tortilla, enhancing the overall flavor profile with their aromatic qualities.
  • Eggs: Eggs act as the binding agent in the tortilla, holding all the ingredients together and creating a fluffy, satisfying texture.

Essential Tools for Making Spanish Tortilla

  • Skillet: Essential for cooking the potatoes and onions before adding them to the egg mixture.
  • Plate: Needed for flipping the tortilla to cook both sides evenly.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add potatoes and onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the cooked potatoes and onions to the eggs and mix well.
  5. Heat some more olive oil in the skillet and pour in the egg mixture.
  6. Cook on low heat until the edges start to set.
  7. Place a plate over the skillet and flip the tortilla onto the plate.
  8. Slide the tortilla back into the skillet and cook until set.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 12 g | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 372 mg | Sodium: 290 mg | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 620 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 480 µg | Vitamin C: 15 mg

Can You Make Spanish Tortilla Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • The Spanish tortilla can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Simply allow it to cool completely, then cover it tightly with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container.

Freezing Instructions

  • To freeze, let the tortilla cool completely and then wrap it well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Did you know that in Spain, the Spanish tortilla is often enjoyed as a tapa, cut into small pieces and served as a snack with drinks? It's a popular dish for social gatherings and celebrations!

Common Questions About Spanish Tortilla

How long does it take to make a Spanish tortilla?
Making a Spanish tortilla usually takes around 30-40 minutes from start to finish.
Can I use a different type of oil instead of olive oil?
Yes, you can use other types of oil like vegetable oil or sunflower oil if you prefer.
Is it necessary to flip the tortilla when cooking?
Yes, flipping the tortilla is essential to ensure it cooks evenly on both sides.
Can I add other ingredients like bell peppers or chorizo to the tortilla?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize your Spanish tortilla with additional ingredients to suit your taste.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover Spanish tortilla in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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