This Potato-and-Onion Frittata, a.k.a Tortilla Española, is Spain’s classic tapa. It is such a simple and versatile meal – great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Hey guys! Have your ever tried the traditional Tortilla Española? If you’re unfamiliar, Tortilla Española, in my opinion, is the most famous Spanish tapa. It’s a satisfying meal on its own; you can also serve it as a part of a spread with other delicious tapas, such as chorizo, jamón serrano, cheese, olives and garlic mushrooms. It tastes amazing whether served warm, or at room temperature. And it makes an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For sure, it’s a crowd-pleaser.
Tortilla Española is a dish I learned to make from my mom. I make it all the time at home for dinner. My husband LOVES it, especially on the next day. And of course, I did not lose the opportunity to mastering this recipe on my mom’s last visit.
According to my mom there are two secrets for her famous and super delicious tortilla:
- The potatoes and onions have to be cooked in a generous amount of olive oil over low heat. It’s more like poaching, not frying. This will make the tortilla creamy.
- Whipping the egg whites vigorously until the mixture is frothy will help to end up with light and fluffy tortilla.
Also keep in mind that the skillet or pan must be deep enough to contain all the potatoes. I like to use a skillet with sloping sides to give the tortilla its shape, which is round. You can also create this shape tucking the edges under, with a spatula, after flipping it.
I wanted to crank things up a notch by adding McCormick freshly ground black pepper … the perfect touch! McCormick spices never fail me, for that reason they are an essential ingredient in most of my recipes.
Taste the glorious tortilla Española for yourself, and see why this dish is one of our all time favorites.
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