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Potato Tortilla

Potato tortilla is a classic Spanish dish for which each family in Spain has its very own recipe. This is a basic recipe to which you can add your own variations.

Potato Tortilla

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Ingredients

500

ml

olive oil (or sunflower oil)

1

kg

potatoes, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

8

 

eggs

2

tbsp

olive oil

 

 

salt

Preparation method

  • Heat the 500ml of oil in a frying pan and gently fry the sliced potato until soft and golden brown, turning them every now and again.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with salt, remove them from the pan, and drain.
  • Add a dash of salt to the eggs and beat them in a large bowl.
  • Gently stir the sliced potatoes through the eggs.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and pour in the egg mixture. Cook until the bottom of the tortilla has set and starts to brown. Gently shake the pan every now and again to loosen the tortilla.
  • Use the lid of the pan or a plate to turn over the tortilla and slide it back in the pan.
  • Cook the tortilla on a low heat until the bottom is set and golden brown. 

Serving suggestions

  • Add some onion and/or garlic when you fry the potatoes.
  • Use ham, chorizo, green herbs, or roasted peppers in the tortilla mix.

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