Spanish omelette

Among European culinary traditions, Spanish cookery is the most similar to Italian. Its unique dishes, made from simple but incredibly tasty ingredients, rich colours and unique smells, evoke the idea of partying while enjoying good company and the joyous Spanish atmosphere. Today, our culinary trip takes us to Spain, so that we can learn to make a unique, simple and tasty dish, the Spanish omelette or "tortilla". Serve it as you want: together with a fresh salad or as a filling for a nice sandwich. So, ready, steady, go! Let's make our tortilla or Spanish omelette!


  • egg 3 units
  • onions 100 grams
  • potatoes 300 grams
  • extra virgin olive oil 4 cl
  • salt salt as needed
30 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Peel off the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. In a nonstick pan, deep fry the potatoes until they are nearly done. Drain them, then add the onions to the same olive oil where you fried the potatoes and stir fry. After a few minutes, add the potatoes and the beaten eggs over the onions, arranging them in layers. Cook for a few minutes, then cover with a lid for 2 more minutes. Turn the omelette upside down with the help of a lid being careful not to break it. Cook it for two more minutes. Your classic Spanish omelette is ready!

In order to make your "tortilla" really creamy, you could add to the beaten eggs a shot glass of milk with half a teaspoon of baking powder dissolved in it.
The true Spanish omelette - as loved by Spaniards - is quite thick!

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