Spanish Omelette
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Exciting Spanish Omelette: How-to Cook, What is it?

Spanish omelette, the first we heard it, we just look stunned for a while. We though it was a small size tapas plate. But no we were completely wrong and mistaken for how big a Spanish omelette is and how fun it can be cooking it with a group of friends. First time we even ate cook and ate was in a winter day in United Kingdom. Our Spanish housemate came up with idea when we were all just lazy to walk out because of the cold breeze. We had left-over everyday ingredients at home and guess what we just started to cook. With a few beers and bottle of wine, nevertheless, it is an omelette that would never forget.

Cooking a Spanish omelette is imitating at first but with practice you will get it right. Even a better looking omelette than us. This tasty omelette is guaranteed to spice up your breakfast game (or lunch, or dinner, let's be real). Simple ingredients found in your fridge everyday, for the ultimate comfort food. So grab your skillet or a large pan and let's get cooking!

What is a Spanish Omelette?

A Spanish omelette also known as a tortilla española or a potato omelette is a traditional dish in Spanish cuisine. It is made with potatoes, onions, and eggs and is typically cooked in a pan or skillet. The potatoes and onions are sliced thin and sautéed until tender then mixed with beaten eggs and cooked until the eggs are set. The finished omelette is usually sliced into wedges and served room temperature. You can eat it as aa snack, appetizer or main course. Spanish omelettes are often garnished with herbs or other ingredients, such as peppers, tomatoes, or ham. They are mainly server with bread.

How to cook Spanish Omelette?

Potatoes and eggs for Spanish Omelette
How to cook Spanish Omelette: Photo

First the ingredients for a Spanish omelette is easy and simple to find. You only need 5 ingredient, plus Thai chili flakes. As with Salaryman Cooking we like our spices. However, with cooking this recipe, do take your time and not rush it.


Onions, Potatoes, fried
Spanish Omelette Cooking Instructions: Photo


  1. Heat up that skillet! Add the olive oil to a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat.
  2. Thinly slice the potatoes and onions and add them to the skillet. Sauté until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them until they're nice and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs to the skillet with the potatoes and onions, and stir everything together until the eggs are fully cooked.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then flip the omelette over to cook the other side until it's nice and golden brown.
  6. Serve up your Spanish omelette warm, and enjoy it as a snack, appetizer, or main course.

Detail Step-by-Step Spanish Omelette

Add the potatoes after the oil is heated. Be careful not to burn yourself while doing this. The potatoes should be fried for about 10-15 minutes before the sliced onion is added. Depending on the type and thickness of the potatoes, the cooking time may change.

Beat 3 eggs in a mixing bowl in the interim. Toss it with a liberal pinch of salt. Drain the extra oil from the cooked potatoes before adding them to the bowl containing the beaten eggs. Combine everything, then set it aside to rest.

The potato/egg mixture is then added to the hot frying pan of oil. The most crucial step of a Spanish omelette, take your time with it. We like the omelette to a bit runny in the inside and golden brown color outside.

Cook until the edges are set, then flip it over (using a large plate) the fun and exciting part of cooking this meal. Cook until it is the desired appearance.


So there you have it, a delicious and easy recipe for Spanish omelette! Whether you're a a master home cook or a kitchen novice this recipe is perfect for anyone looking to add some international flair to their meal. Give it a try and let us know what you think. And remember, the sky's the limit when it comes to adding your own personal touches and unique ingredients. Enjoy cooking! A good way to relax.

Can I add other ingredients to the omelette?

Of course! This recipe is very versatile, so feel free to get creative and add in any ingredients that you like. Some suggestions could be diced bell peppers, sliced tomatoes, or diced ham. We even put bacon in sometimes too.

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