Tortilla (Spanish omelette)

14 October 2007


  • 1 medium onion (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 green pepper (deseeded and cut into slices)
  • 1 yellow/red pepper (deseeded and cut into slices)
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 7 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 oz (275g) or about 8 small salad potatoes (cleaned and cut into slices)
  • 3 tablespoons (45mls) olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the potato slices in a small saucepan and cover with boiling water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan, until it's hot, add the onion and pepper slices. Turn the heat down and cook the vegetables for 10-15 minutes, until very tender.
  3. Break the eggs in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly, season to taste. Add the cooked potatoes, onions and peppers, and stir well.
  4. Put the frying pan back on the heat, add the rest of the oil and turn the heat back up to a medium setting. Pour the eggs and vegetable mixture into the frying pan. Turn the heat down once again to a low setting and cook the omelette, very gently, until there is virtually no liquid egg left on it's surface.
  5. To finish the omelette, place the frying pan under a grill. Cook for about 3 minutes, until it is set.

This will serve 2-3 people as a main dish

Serving Suggestion

Serve hot or cold, cut into wedges, serve with a side salad


Chef Tom said...
14 October 2007 at 18:30

I made a similar recipe awhile back. I think I'll give it another try with your version!

Rosie said...
15 October 2007 at 02:02

This sounds a lovely recipe and one I will try out soon :)

Jerry said...
17 October 2007 at 15:46

The difference between a Spanish tortilla and the variety we have here in Texas is amazing.

A Mexican tortilla is simply a flat bread, nothing more. the Spanish variety reads more like a frittata. I'm going to have to give this a shot!

Praetorian said...
18 October 2007 at 04:09

Very nice recipe!
I like the design off your blog!

TamiB said...
23 October 2007 at 22:19

Hmmm... sounds good. I'll give it a whirl, minus the mushrooms though.
Thanks for the details...

Jevin said...
26 October 2007 at 09:09

Hmmm Tortillas. Gotta try that. Or make someone cook that for me. LOL

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