Spanish Omelette (Tortilla Espanola)

Tortilla or omelette is part of the daily dish in Spanish households. It can be serrved as a snack or appetiser, as a side dish, or as main dish. It is delicious and appetising and easy to prepare.


Eggs 5 nos

Onion finely chopped 1 large

Potato peeled and finely minced 1 large

Salt to taste

Olive oil 2 tablespoons

Pepper powder as per taste

Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and potatoes and saute stirring well adding 1/4 teaspoons of salt.

Cook till the ingredients become tender.

Now beat the eggs adding a bit of salt and pour 1ç of it over the sauted vegetables and allow a few minutes for the egg to thicken.

Now lift the sides of the thickened omelette and pour another 1/4 of the beaten egg and allow it to run under the vegetable mix by lifting the sides of the omelette.

Repeat this two more times till all the egg is used.

When the egg is thickened to an extent flip the omelette to the other side and cook till done.

*It may be difficult to flip so big an omelette with the spatula or spoon. Better loosen the omelette from the pan using a spatula and then cover the pan with a plate and flip the omelette to the plate by turning the pan and plate upside down. Then slide the omelette from the plate to the pan once more.

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