Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette Recipe

This is a wonderful filling dish, eaten across Spain. You can eat this dish warm, or cold. It is great in wedges warm, but it is also great served in thin slices on a fresh baguette.

Serve with cheese, cured meats, and olives. 

Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette

Course: Appetizer, Tapas
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

A hearty filling Spanish dish that can be served as a brunch dish or as part of a tapas platter served with olives, cured meats, and cheeses.



  • 1 lb Yukon gold or russet potatoes peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 1 medium Spanish onion sliced into thin slices
  • 7 eggs
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper


  1. Start by washing, peeling and slicing the potatoes and onion. Heat 3 tbsp of the olive oil in a nonstick skillet, then add the potatoes and onions. Cook the potatoes over low heat until they are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes and onions from the heat, then clean the skillet.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, then add the salt and pepper to taste. Add the potatoes and onions to the eggs. Next heat the rest of the oil in the skillet and pout the egg and potatoes mixture into the skillet. Cook until the eggs are just set, about 5 minutes. While cooking, make sure to lift the edges of the tortilla, which will keep it from sticking and allow any uncooked egg to pour onto the bottom.
  3. The next step in cooking is flipping the tortilla over. To do this place a large plate over the top of the skillet and flip the pan over, placing the tortilla on the plate. Then carefully slide the tortilla back into the pan top side down. Cook for approximately 2 minutes longer to allow the underside to cook.
  4. Serve warm or cold, cut into wedges or slices.

Recipe Notes


Serve hot or cold.  

Make a wonderful dish for brunch or as part of a tapas meal.

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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