I made a Tortilla de Patatas!

Tortilla de patatasTortilla de patatas is a very typical Spanish dish.  It’s  made of potatos and egg and is usually eaten cold  as a late morning snack along with a cup of coffee or  a glass of wine.

When my parents were visiting over Christmas, Dad asked if I had made a tortilla de patatas for Frank yet.  I told him I’d never made one in my life and why didn’t he make it.  He declined.  However, after he left I got to thinking about it and I decided to make one.  It turned out pretty good so here’s how I did it.  First make sure you have the ingredients:

  • 6-7 potatos
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/2 onion
  • lots of olive oil
  • salt

Tortilla de patatas

First you slice the potatos and chop the onion and put them in a frying pan with lots of oil on low to medium heat.  Cook the potatos until they are soft to the touch and break easily.  Be careful not to brown the potatos and not to let them stick together.

Tortilla de patatas

Next, beat the eggs in a bowl, mix in the potatos and onions, add salt and then pour the mixture back into the pan.   (Pour any excess oil out first.)  On medium heat cook them until the eggs are cooked.  Shake the pan often so that the eggs and potatos don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  You’ll need to flip the tortilla a couple of times.  Wait until the tortilla is pretty solid on one side.  Then slide it off onto a plate and then hold the pan over the plate and flip them together.  A tip: before you pick your pan make sure you have a plate that is slightly larger so that the flipping part is easy!

Serve cold, sliced like a pie.

Tortilla de patatas

One Comment

  1. Thank you so much, this was very interesting. I was actually born in Madrid (I’m not telling you what year though!) but moved around various parts of europe and lastly settled in England when I was 7. I dont remember much of the few years I was in spain, but the delicious smell of spanish food always seems to get me going or something. Funny, how I dont remember anything except the smells,isn’t it! I actually found a website dedicated to spanish recipes, which gave me great delight and thought I ought to share. Anyway, thank you again. I’ll get my son to add your website to my rss app…

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