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Tortilla Española

  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 8 white potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 10 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat
  2. Add potatoes in small batches, cooking 12-15 minutes until soft
  3. Meanwhile in a small frying pan heat 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. Add onions and cook 10 minutes until soft
  5. Set onions aside
  6. Spoon cooked potatoes onto paper towels to absorb excess oil
  7. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, salt and pepper
  8. Add the potatoes and onions and mix to coat in egg mixture
  9. Add 1/2 cup of oil to the frying pan and heat to medium heat
  10. Pour egg/potato/onion mixture into frying pan
  11. Reduce heat to medium-low and Cook 5 minutes
  12. Using a plate to assist, flip the omelette
  13. Cook 3-5 more minutes
  14. Slide out of frying pan onto serving plate


  • I added a 1/2 cup of tomatoes and goat cheese, you can also add ham, spinach, really whatever you like as long as you follow the base above.