Tortilla de patata, potato omelette

Here my mum star tortilla.

Everybody thinks their mother/grandma tortilla is the best. Well, they are wrong because my mother’s tortilla is the one 🙂


800 gr. (28oz) potatoes

1 big onion

5 big eggs

Olive oil ( 200 ml/7oz approx.)



Peel the potatoes and the onion and slice them thin. Put them together into a bowl and add salt.

Pour the olive oil in a medium size frying pan -a nonstick pan- and once it is hot, add the potatoes and onion mix. Fry it over medium heat and put on a slotted cover. Don’t forget to stir the mixture frequently.

When fried, removed it from the pan drying the oil and mix it with the whipped eggs in a bowl

-the pan should be just lightly oiled-. Heat the pan medium heat again and pour the mix in. Cook it for around 30 seconds and turn the omelette upside down, using a lid or a plate, to fry it on the other side.

Turn steps:

1. Put a plate on top of the pan and hold with one hand

2.Turn quickly so you don´t drop the omelette. It should be cooked on one side

3.Drop it again in the pan (like in the picture) to cook on the other side.

Done, enjoy!

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