Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Authentic Spanish TortillaIt doesn’t really matter whether you call it tortilla española or tortilla de patatas or Spanish Tortilla. It’s all the same dish. What does matter, is that you have the chance to sample this classic Spanish delight.

In the US, we tend to eat eggs and potatoes for breakfast, but in Spain, the authentic Spanish tortilla is served hot, cold or at room temperature as a tapa or a meal, on its own or in a sandwich. Some choose to add chorizo, red peppers, vegetables and cheese to the mix, but the go to Spanish tortilla recipe is potatoes, eggs and possibly onion. The onion is a highly debated topic among Spanish cooks.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Authentic Spanish TortillaPersonally, I love mine with potatoes, eggs, and onions, as I was taught to make it in London by our lovely Spanish house sit host, Ester. And I don’t care if it’s served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack or dinner. It’s just that tasty.

I’ll admit that I was a little in disbelief that the dish would be anything but bland as I watched Ester make it. But after taking my first bite of that slightly creamy sweet goodness, I was hooked. I knew the Spanish tortilla would become a regular part of our lives. Hubby completely agrees with me so much that he’s making one in the kitchen right now as I’m writing this post.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Authentic Spanish TortillaThe slow cooked onions add such a sweetness and harmony to the potatoes and eggs that it’s my favorite way to eat it. I just can’t imagine adding other ingredients, unless it’s a few fresh chopped herbs, which I’m sure I’ll give a go one day.

I hope you enjoy making the wonderfully tasty simplicity of this authentic Spanish classic in your home. It really is a dish worthy of trying.

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Authentic Spanish Tortilla Yum
The sweetness of potatoes, onions and eggs come together in a harmony of simplicity in the Spanish Tortilla.
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Authentic Spanish Tortilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Authentic Spanish Tortilla
Instructions
  1. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium-low heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 to 6 minutes before adding potatoes and more olive oil. Stir together and continue cooking until potatoes are soft.
  3. Whisk eggs together in a medium-sized bowl. Add the potatoes and onions to the eggs and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Add more olive oil to the pan and pour the mixture in. Cover with a lid and cook until eggs are browning on the edge.
  4. Using a plate, flip the tortilla and slide back into the pan to finish cooking. Cook your desired doneness of the eggs.
  5. Flip the tortilla out onto a plate and set aside to cool for a couple of minutes before slicing into wedges.
  6. Serve warm, cold or at room temperature.
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Varying it Up: More Spanish Tortilla Ideas:

Spanish Tortilla with Kale from Traveling Fork

Spanish Sweet Potato Omelette from HolaFoodie

Spanish Tortilla with Chicken from Smart Little Cookie

Bite-Size Tortilla Espanola from Flavour & Savour

Kale and White Bean Tortilla from The Muffin Myth

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