One of my favorite memories while living in Spain was taking breaks between classes with friends and hopping over tapas café & sharing a Tortilla Española (also known as tortilla de patatas)  & bread. It was the perfect way to catch up, no fuss!

So how did the Spanish Tortilla come to life? 

It dates back to 1817 where people in Pamplona would share 2-3 eggs per approximately 6 people. The recipe came to life out of a need to satisfy hunger & provide energy as there was little food to be shared amongst the poor. The tortilla is more about the potatoes than the egg, the egg’s role is to provide protein but also to hold all the ingredients together.

Tortilla being the common man’s dish is based on whatever is available. Just before heading off on my holiday I wanted to use the leftovers in my fridges hence the added ingredients in this recipe – feel free to add what you like to make a wholesome meal! After all, it’s all about using what you have & creating an affordable & filling shareable meal. What’s Spanish food after all if you’re not sharing it!

Spanish Tortilla

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Spanish Tortilla My Way Yum
Taking leftovers & making something great out it! Like my version of a tortilla Española (aka tortilla de patatas).
Spanish Tortilla
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Spanish Tortilla
  1. In a hot skillet, add olive oil & sauté onions & garlic till soft (5 minutes on high heat). Stir occasionally.
  2. Add in the potatoes & cover to cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. If you want to speed up the process then add (1/2 cup of water) & let it cook the potato down.
  3. Season the potatoes with salt & pepper.
  4. Add in parsley, cabbage, eggs & cover to cook for 5 minutes then flip over using a plate.
  5. Return to heat to continue cooking.
  6. Garnish with parsley & serve with baguette or Spanish bread.
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Hi! I'm Najoud

A Saudi national with Syrian & Palestinian origins. I’ve spent my life continuously moving countries exploring new cultures, new flavors, & new perspectives on life. Here's my story


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