Spanish Tortilla

The famous Spanish Omelette, called “Tortilla” is a classic appetizer or main dish, if you want something quick, tasty and easy!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & black pepper


  • Peel the potatoes, remove any remaining black dots, wash and cut them in small chunks
  • Take an ovenproof skillet or pan (ideally non-stick), and bring olive oil to medium heat
  • Add the potato chunks and cook gently for 15 minutes or until soft; then remove to a platter
  • Add into the pan the sliced onions and cook at low temperature for 10 minutes, then stir in the potatoes and turn off the heat to let cool
  • In the meantime preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C )
  • In a bowl beat together the eggs with salt and black pepper
  • Pour the beaten eggs and spread evenly over the potato mixture
  • Turn on the heat and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until you see the eggs set in the bottom of the pan
  • Transfer the pan in the oven (or transfer the mixture into a baking pan) and cook for 10 minutes
  • Alternatively, after cooking the first side of the tortilla, turn it on the other side with the help of a plate or a lid and cook for other 5-6 minutes
  • When done (eggs must be set and solid everywhere), let cool and cut into slices or squares before serving

Tips from the Chef

  • The original tortilla is quite thick and solid, therefore a small pan should be used
  • The secret for a perfect tortilla is to cook the potatoes and onions softly without browning, so take your time!