Potato, pea and mint tortilla

Homemade tortilla
Recipe by Joe Jones
  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 10 mins
  • Cooking time - 25 mins
  • Serves - 2
  • Dietary - Gluten free
  • Allergens - eggs Milk

This is a great and filling recipe for when time is short. The potatoes can be prepared and pre-cooked ahead of time and frozen or kept in the fridge until ready to use. Try it different ways using any other veg you like.




  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 450g of potatoes
  • 110g of peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 8 medium free range eggs
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 30g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Pinch of salt and ground black pepper


  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Large saucepan
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Vegetable peeler



  1. Heat the oil in a deep 23cm/9inch frying pan.
  2. Add the onions and cook on high heat for 3-4 mins until soft.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut into dice about 1cm thick.
  4. Add to the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 mins until tender.
  5. Add the peas then remove pan from the heat and turn down to low.
  6. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season with the salt and pepper.
  7. Add the Parmesan and mint into the eggs and mix well.
  8. Pour the egg mixture into the pan ensuring it covers evenly around all the potatoes and onions.
  9. Return the pan to the heat and leave to cook until nearly set on top.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high.
  11. Slide the pan under the grill for 2-3 minutes until the tortilla is puffed up and lightly golden on top.
  12. Serve cut into wedges with a fresh mixed salad.

Nutrition per serving portion (serves 2)

Each portion provides

  • Energy

    3807kj 910kcal 45.5%
  • Fat

    47.3g 68%
  • Saturates

    11.1g 56%
  • Carbohydrates

    75.2g 75%
  • Sugars

    13.5g 15%
  • Salt

    1.87g 31%
  • Protein

    50.3g High
  • Fibre

    11.7g High


Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B1(Thiamine) Thiamine is used in the body to break down carbohydrates.

Nutrient rich eggs

Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods, not only are they a great source of protein. They are also a rich source of vitamin B2(Riboflavin) and vitamin A. Vitamin B2 helps to convert nutrients from the foods we eat into energy our bodies can use.