Spanish tortilla recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 193 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Spanish Tortilla (h)

Create an omelette with a twist and make this delicious version using thick slices of potato and smoked paprika. 

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a 20cm (8in) nonstick frying pan and gently fry 1 thinly sliced large onion for 4-5 minutes, until softened.

Add 500g (14 1/2oz) peeled and thickly sliced potatoes and stir to coat in the onion mixture. Cover with a lid or foil and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time, and turning them once, until the potatoes are tender.

In a large bowl, beat 6 eggs together and season. Transfer the onion and potatoes to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the frying pan and add the egg and potato mixture. Cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes, without stirring, until set.

Place under a preheated hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes until the top is golden brown, or invert onto a plate and carefully slide back into the pan on the hob for a few minutes, to get both sides nicely golden-brown.

Transfer to a board, sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and serve cut into wedges.

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If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are unwell, always ensure eggs are thoroughly cooked.



  • Ingredients

  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 500g (14 1/2oz) potatoes (such as Maris Piper, Desiree or Elfe)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • Energy 805kj 193kcal 10%
  • Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturates 2g 11%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.6g Protein 9.3g Fibre 2.1g


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