Tortilla (Spanish omelette)


Tortilla (Spanish omelette) is a typical dish in Spain, which is often served as tapas at various bars. It’s pretty easy to make as well so let’s get started!

By the way, don’t forget to check out the YouTube video here (sorry for my rather strange recorded voice) :)

All we need is these ingredients!


  • 5 potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 onion
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Ground black pepper
  • Milk
  • Virgen olive oil
  • Water

Serves: 6 tapas


  1. Crush four cloves of garlic.
  2. Chop the onion into small cubes.
  3. Cut the broccoli into small florets.
  4. Skin five potatoes. Slice and cube them.
  5. Beat six eggs with a few spoonful of milk, a sprinkle of oregano, basil, and ground black pepper.
  6. Heat some oil and add the crushed garlic when the oil’s ready
  7. Fry the chopped onion.
  8. Add those florets of broccoli when the onion turns transparent. Mix them well.
  9. Add some water in order to well cook the broccoli.
  10. Leave the pan covered for a minute or so.
  11. Stir the mixture continuously.
  12. Add the potato slices and cubes bit by bit to make it easier to fry them.
  13. Add a little bit more oil.
  14. Cover the pan once again for a while.
  15. Lower the heat while we keep on stirring the content until almost all the potatoes are cooked.
  16. Add the beaten eggs and cover the pan for around three minutes.
  17. Make sure the tortilla doesn’t stick to the pan by using a spatula.
  18. Cover the pan with a big enough plate and turn the tortilla upside-down.
  19. Heat a little bit of oil.
  20. Fry the other side of the tortilla until it turns golden brown, which takes around two to three minutes.
  21. Shape the tortilla by the spatula so that it looks prettier.
  22. Start plating once the tortilla is done by placing it directly onto a plate or on top of some kitchen paper towels to absorb the remaining bits of oil.
  23. Serve it with salad, bread, or other delicious tapas.
Tortilla with homemade salad :)

*There’re lots of different kinds of potatoes that you can use to make tortilla. Besides, if you don’t fancy broccoli nor onion, it doesn’t really matter since you may use a variety of substitutions, for example, Spanish sausages, sweet peppers, mushrooms, spinach, etc.

Bon appétit!