Tortilla Española (Tortilla De Patatas) (Spanish Omelette)

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While a Spanish tortilla is steeped in tradition and has it’s long-standing recipes (usually just thinly sliced potatoes and eggs,) I like to make my own, more elaborate versions by adding “stuff”, such as ham, bacon, vegetables, mushrooms, shrimp, or any other ingredient I find suitable to a dish I love but would find boring after a while had it only the two original ingredients. I justify calling these versions “Tortilla Española” because of the fact that while I was traveling in Spain, I encountered many such versions with different ingredients, all the same called “Tortilla Española”. As for browning the potatoes in the version containing diced potatoes instead of thinly sliced potatoes, this just seems to result in a different texture (better, in my opinion) than if using potatoes without a crispy crust.
I hope the Tortilla Española Purist’s out there will forgive me and everybody else will experiment until they find their own favorite version of this great dish 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Tortilla Española (Tortilla De Patatas) (Spanish Omelette)

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Tortilla Española  (Tortilla De Patatas)  (Spanish Omelette)

Tortilla Espagnola

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Tortilla Espagnola

Tortilla Espagnola

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Preparation :
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3 comments

  1. In spain we only call Tortilla española to an ommelet made with sliced poached potaoes and egg. It may have poacched onion ass wel depending on your taste.

    Of course we have many different kinds of ommelet and we call them depending on the ingredients they contain. For example Tortilla Tortilla de calabacín, (Gourgette ommelet)

    The one in the picture seem to have diced potatoes, some diferent kind of vegetables and chorizo. I think you could call it. TORTILLA PAISANA.

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