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Spanish Tortilla

March/April 2007

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Don't confuse this with the flour or corn tortillas you use to make wraps. A Spanish tortilla is a potato-and-egg omelet found on numerous menus throughout Spain. Traditionally these are cooked in heaps of olive oil. Our version uses less oil, so it's lower in calories, and if you use precooked diced potatoes, it's faster too.



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"I've been making a tortilla espanola for years! One of my all time favorites. Even with experience, it is so hard to flip unless you make a small one (in a small pan) - if making a large one, a trick is to use a pan that you can put in...
Spanish Tortilla Recipe

14 Reviews for Spanish Tortilla

03/23/2014
Anonymous
It might be delicious, but...

Well, I am Spanish, and I live in Spain. And, believe me or not, Spanish Tortilla doesn't contain paprika, spinach, thyme, cheese...
Its only ingredients are eggs, potatoes, salt, and olive oil (nothing like canola oil, in fact it is even hard to find it here...) Some people like to add onion to it, some people don't do that.
Of course we do eat lots of different omelettes, but we don't call him "Spanish Tortilla"
I am really surprised when I read "I come from an Spanish background, and we don't use olive oil because it gives the rest of the ingredients a different taste..." Of course it does!! In fact, it is one of the most important things in this dish... I ask myself if you mean Spanish background from Spain or from South America...

But don't misunderstand what I said, I'm sure this recipe is great and savory, I am just pointing that it's not very similar to the traditional one.

It is healthy, rich in nutrients
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01/10/2013
Anonymous

This is almost identical to the Italian Frittata that my family has made for the past 65 years. I precook the potatoes in the microwave while I am cooking the onion. I find it easy to flip this over the sink, using my largest dinner plate. It's worth the effort and if I served it every day, no one would complain.

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01/10/2013
Anonymous

This is almost identical to the Italian Frittata that my family has made for the past 65 years. I precook the potatoes in the microwave while I am cooking the onion. I find it easy to flip this over the sink, using my largest dinner plate. It's worth the effort and if I served it every day, no one would complain.

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06/12/2012
Anonymous

Coming from a Spanish household, tortillas were always a part of our menus. Never use olive oil, it imparts its own taste. Use instead canola which does not take away from the taste of the ingredients. Whatever u use in your tortilla, season well...salt/pepper. Try one with those overripe bananas, OMG, sweet and awesome. Do one with ground meat, cheese, onions, peas.....salad as a side. Just love them.

G

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01/17/2012

This has quickly become my favorite breakfast! I use the diced potatoes with onions already in them to save on time, habanero jack cheese to spice it up a little, and put the cover on my pan for a little to help set the top, then flipped it. Could definitely use different ingrediants just as easily, but the fresh spinach and potatoes are delicioso!

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