Monday 30 January 2012


Tortilla is a Spanish staple dish eaten at any time of the day. Not to be mistaken for the Mexican tortilla used as a wrap, this tortilla is a thick, hefty omelette made with potatoes, onions and eggs. It is served in tapas bars as small cubes skewered with cocktail sticks. It is a quick and easy dish that can be whipped up with only a few ingredients and can be served as a snack, appetizer or side dish.

The classic recipe is potatoes and onions mixed with a good amount of egg. The potatoes are usually fried first before incorporating with the rest of the ingredients. I parboiled the potato slices before drizzling with oil and baking for a lower fat version. Chorizos and roasted red pepper strips adds an interesting twist. It definitely gave it a spike in flavour. 


2 c. peeled and sliced potatoes
6 tbsps. olive oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 onion, halved and sliced
3 cooked medium chorizos, sliced into thin rounds
1/4 c. of roast red pepper strips (ready bought)
1 c. grated cheese
6 eggs

Drizzle the potatoes with about 2 tbsps. of olive oil and bake in a single layer  for 20 minutes or until tender.

Sauté  the garlic and onions in 2 tbsps. of olive oil until the onions are translucent. Add the chorizos, roasted red pepper, potatoes and paprika. Fry for 2 minutes or until the chorizo starts to exude oil. 

Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl and add the salt and pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir with a spatula. 

Heat up the grill. Heat up a non-stick frying pan and add 2 tbsps. of olive oil. Add the egg mixture and cover with a lid. Fry on medium heat for about 8 minutes, or until the bottom is browned and the edges soft set. Transfer the pan to the grill and cook until the top is set (about 8 minutes). To test for doneness, insert the tip of a knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, it's done. Invert on a plate, let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into wedges or cubes.

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  1. I heart chorizo! this sounds like a recipe that I could eat a LOT of! And gorgeous photographs! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. That looks fantastic. I look forward to trying it.

  3. I've never seen a tortilla cubed, but that is the cutest and tastiest-looking presentation ever.

  4. Your blog always makes me just fall in love with whatever you cook. mmm.

  5. I love this Spanish tortilla! I'm assuming you use Spanish chorizo. I just picked up a package so this looks like a fabulous use for it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  6. I agree with Grubarazzi. You ALWAYS make everything so good that I wish I'm your kid...seriously, I like everything single thing you cook (at least 99%, in case some ingredients I can't eat). And you take great photos to prove how delicious they are! I love your Spanish tortilla! I don't know if I can make it so perfect.


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