Tortilla de patatas
After spending 10 wonderful days in Andalusia last week, it shouldn’t suprise you that the next recipe is a typical Spanish one. Tortilla de patatas (papas for short), or in other words the Spanish omelette is probably one of the most traditional and the most famous dishes in Spain. You can eat it hot or cold. In Spain it is often served as tapas or it is eaten as a sandwich (bocadillo). I know it’s not a breakfast dish but I like to eat mine for breakfast with bread and alioli. The most basic ingredients are potatoes, eggs, olive oil and salt (depending on the region also onion, peppers and garlic is used) but you can add whatever you like to it (I like mine with garlic, onion and parsley). A must-try for everyone!
- 4 or 5 potatoes
- 6 eggs
- 1 onion
- parsley (optional)
- 1 garlic (optional)
- 1 cup olive oil (enough oil to fry your potatoes and onion)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the onion and the potatoes into thin slices. Pour olive oil in a pan. Add the potatoes and fry them a couple of minutes. Add the onion, garlic and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and let the mixture cook, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat before your potatoes turn brown. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the potato mixture to the eggs. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. Pour the mixture in the pan and let it cook on medium heat. Flip the tortilla when it’s slightly brown on the bottom (using a flat plate that covers the pan). Slide the tortilla back into the pan and cook the other side. ¡Ya está!
¡Qué aproveche! 😉
Tip: The thickness of the tortilla depends on the size of the pan. Use a smaller one if you want a thicker tortilla.