Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tortilla Española

Spanish Tortilla

Tortilla is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. A true Spanish Tortilla contains only three ingredients - potatoes, onion and eggs plus salt and oil. It is so simple and so delicious. Sometimes I add a little chopped chorizo but it has plenty of flavour without it.


3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 onion, sliced
8 eggs, whisked
sea salt
olive oil
chorizo, sliced (optional)


Heat a good glug of oil in a heavy based pan and add the potatoes. Cook for a few minutes, turning then add salt, (and chorizo if using) and the onion so it sits on top of the potato. Cook, turning frequently until the potatoes are tender then pour the egg over. Make sure there is plenty of oil still or the egg will stick. When the omelette is 3/4 cooked place a plate over the pan and turn it out. Slide the omelette back into the pan, uncooked side down and cook for a few more minutes. Turn onto a serving dish and cut into slices. In Spain it is eaten warm or at room temperature.

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