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Tortilla Española
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6 INGREDIENTS • 14 STEPS • 1HR 10MINS

Tortilla Española

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7 ratings
This is a versatile dish which can be eaten warm, at room temperature, or even cold. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just as a snack.
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Hapa Nom Nom
Hi, I'm Kathleen, and I create accessible recipes that blend flavors, origins, & culinary styles.
http://www.hapanom.com
This is a versatile dish which can be eaten warm, at room temperature, or even cold. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just as a snack.
1HR 10MINS
Total Time
$3.48
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Onion
2
Onions
Salt
1 tsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
409
Fat
32.9 g
Protein
9.8 g
Carbs
19.2 g
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step 1
Peel and cut the Potatoes (2) into 1/4 inch slices.
step 1 Peel and cut the Potatoes (2) into 1/4 inch slices.
step 2
Cut the Onions (2) into 1/4 slices.
step 2 Cut the Onions (2) into 1/4 slices.
step 3
Heat 2/3 of the Olive Oil (1/2 cup) in a 8-9 inch skillet (nonstick helps). Add the slices of potatoes in a single layer, covering the bottom of the pan, then alternate layers of potato with layers of onion.
step 3 Heat 2/3 of the Olive Oil (1/2 cup) in a 8-9 inch skillet (nonstick helps). Add the slices of potatoes in a single layer, covering the bottom of the pan, then alternate layers of potato with layers of onion.
step 4
Cover the pan and cook on medium-low heat, lifting and turning the vegetables occasionally until the potatoes are fork tender. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes.
step 4 Cover the pan and cook on medium-low heat, lifting and turning the vegetables occasionally until the potatoes are fork tender.  This will take approximately 30-45 minutes.
step 5
Beat the Eggs (5) in a bowl, until slightly foamy.
step 5 Beat the Eggs (5) in a bowl, until slightly foamy.
step 6
Once the vegetables are tender, lift them out with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander.
step 6 Once the vegetables are tender, lift them out with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander.
step 7
Once the vegetables have drained, season with Salt (1 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp), lift and turn the potatoes and onions to combine.
step 8
Add the potatoes and onions to the beaten eggs, pressing them down until they are completely submerged. Let mixture stand for 10-15 minutes.
step 8 Add the potatoes and onions to the beaten eggs, pressing them down until they are completely submerged.  Let mixture stand for 10-15 minutes.
step 9
Wipe out the pan, then heat 2-3 tbs of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the egg mixture to the pan and quickly spread it out with a spatula. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Shake the pan occasionally to prevent it from sticking.
step 10
Around 8 minutes, gently lift the edges of the tortilla – the potatoes should begin to brown underneath and the edges will shrink slightly. Cook for approximately 2 more minutes or until golden brown underneath. Remove from heat.
step 11
Very gently, using the thinest and most flexible spatula you have (I use a fish spatula), work your way around the tortilla carefully working the tool all along the sides and then underneath to loosen the tortilla.
step 11 Very gently, using the thinest and most flexible spatula you have (I use a fish spatula),  work your way around the tortilla carefully working the tool all along the sides and then underneath to loosen the tortilla.
step 12
Place a plate (slightly larger than the pan) on top of the skillet. Using oven mitts, quickly turn the tortilla upside down on to the plate.
step 12 Place a plate (slightly larger than the pan) on top of the skillet.  Using oven mitts, quickly turn the tortilla upside down on to the plate.
step 13
Over medium-low heat add the remaining 2-3 tbs of oil in the pan, then slide the tortilla back into the pan to cook the other side – about 3-4 minutes.
step 14
Transfer the tortilla to a plate or board and serve!
step 14 Transfer the tortilla to a plate or board and serve!
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Breakfast
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Brunch
Comfort Food
Lunch
Snack
Cinco de Mayo
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Vegetarian
Potatoes
Mexican
Spanish
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