Tortilla Espanola, also known as Spanish Tortilla or Potato Tortilla, is a Spanish egg dish made with fried potatoes, onions and cheese. #tortillaespanola #spanishtortilla #potatotortilla www.savoryexperiments.com

Tortilla Espanola

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: potato tortilla, spanish egg dish, spanish tortilla, tortilla espanola
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 175 kcal
Tortilla Espanola, also known as Spanish Tortilla or Potato Tortilla, is a Spanish egg dish made with fried potatoes, onions and cheese. 
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium Russet potatoes , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium white onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 7-9 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons manchego cheese , finely grated
  • Fine Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Parsley , minced for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch cast iron skillet or other 10-inch ovenproof pan.
  3. Working in batches, lightly fry potatoes and onion until soft, but not browned or crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a bowl or plate. Set aside.
  4. When through frying, reserve 1 tablespoon oil, discard the rest. Rub remaining 1 tablespoon through the bottom and sides to prevent sticking.
  5. Layer potatoes and onions back into the greased skillet.
  6. Pour lightly beaten eggs over the top. The number of eggs will depend greatly on the size of your potatoes. You want the eggs to come up just to the top, if not covering the top, of your potatoes and onions.
  7. Place back onto a hot burner on medium heat until you start to see the sides setting, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  8. Transfer to the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the center has just set.
  9. Remove and allow to rest for 1-2 hours, or until ready to serve at room temperature. Garnish with freshly minced parsley, fine sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and finely grated manchego cheese.
  10. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

Variations: chorizo, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, olives, bacon, scallions, chives, chard, kale Use discarded olive oil in salad dressing or other dishes, it is now flavored olive oil!

Nutrition Facts
Tortilla Espanola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.