Spanish Tortilla

Spanish tortilla
Recipe by Joe Jones
  • Recipe difficulty - medium
  • Preparation time - 10 minutes
  • Cooking time - 20 minutes
  • Serves - 4
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Gluten free
  • Allergens - eggs

The tortilla in this recipe is of the Spanish origin, not to be confused with the Mexican variety which shares the same name, meaning a round cake.

The basic Spanish tortilla is made from potato and eggs as a thick omelette, served as a snack or tapa. This recipe works really well served with Mexican beans.




  • 340g waxy potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable (rapeseed) oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan with lid
  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Medium bowl
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Normal plate
  • Spatula
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden spoon



  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into roughly 1 cm dice
  2. In the frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the potatoes
  3. Turn the heat to low, place the lid on the pan and cook for around 15 minutes until the potato pieces are tender
  4. Give the pan a shake now and then to make sure the potato doesn't stick
  5. While the potatoes are cooking, beat the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and ground pepper
  6. Once the potatoes are cooked, tip them into the egg mixture and stir well
  7. Using a piece of kitchen paper, wipe out the frying pan then add and heat the rest of the oil
  8. Poor in the egg and potato mixture and cook on low until the edges are set and its golden brown underneath
  9. Place a large plate face side dowm onto the frying pan and while holding the plate firmly on top turn over so that the tortilla is now upsidedown on the plate
  10. Place the frying pan back on the heat and slide the tortilla carefully into the pan to cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked all the way through

Nutrition per serving portion (serves 4)

Each portion provides on average

  • Energy

    699kj 167kcal 8.35%
  • Fat

    8.02g 11%
  • Saturates

    1.55g 8%
  • Carbohydrates

    16.6g 17%
  • Sugars

    0.77g 1%
  • Salt

    0.45g 8%
  • Protein

    8.2g Low
  • Fibre

    1.77g Low


Eggs are a great source of protein which is important for many functions in the body. Protein also helps to keep us feeling fuller for longer.

Important Vitamins & Minerals

Eggs are also a source of many important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins D, A and B-6. They are also a source of iron and magnesium.