• Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 50-60


Tortilla espanola – is very popular in Spain and is often eaten as a “tapa” or snack. Tapas are a variety of small snacks – or small plate appetizers. The Spanish verb “tapar” means to cover. It is said that tapas (plural of tapa) originated as a cover for glasses – to keep the flies out.

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  • 6 white potatoes – peeled and cut into 1/8” slices
  • 6 eggs – beat together
  • 1 onion- diced
  • 2 cups olive oil or as need for for frying
  • salt to taste


  • Fry the potatoes and onions in oil using a non-stick fry pan (approximately 10 “) until cooked through.
  • Add salt.
  • Mix the fried potatoes and onions together with the beaten eggs.
  • Coat the fry pan with oil and heat over medium.
  • Pour the potato mixture into the pan and lightly pat down with a spatula. Brown on one side.
  • In order to brown the other side, first place a plate over the fry pan and invert the torte onto it.
  • Add a bit more oil into the fry pan and return the torte to the pan to brown the other side until done.

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