by | Aug 23, 2022

Spanish Tortilla

This classic Spanish dish has such simple ingredients but tastes super delicious. The sweet onions marry perfectly with the potato and eggs, turning this into a dish which tastes far superior to its humble ingredients.
Course Entree
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 - 8 People


  • 8 Eggs
  • Half a red onion
  • 4 Small potatoes, sliced 4mm thick
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Pour olive oil into a medium sized frying pan set over a medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft and slightly browned.  Scrape the onions out of the pan, leaving the oil in the pan.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the sliced potatoes and enough cold water to more than cover the potatoes. Bring to the boil and cook for 4-5 minutes until potatoes are tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk your eggs together, add your salt, onions and potatoes and stir gently until combined.
  • Put your frying pan on high heat and carefully pour the mixture into the pan.  Immediately reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid or foil. If using foil, be sure to wear oven gloves when putting over the pan.  Cook until set, this takes roughly 15 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat, place a plate over your pan, put your hand firmly on top of the plate, grasp the pan handle and flip the tortilla onto the plate.
  • Serve with aioli and some lovely sea salt.


  • Tortilla will keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  • This is a great snack for lunch boxes or picnics.
Keyword Tortilla