Tortilla de Patatas

In the U.S. people tend to think of Mexican food when they hear the word tortillas. But in Barcelona, the word has a complete different meaning. A tortilla there is similar to an omelet, and is often made with potatoes. Tortilla de Patatas is a really common item to find at restaurants in Spain, either as a breakfast food or as an appetizer before a meal. But you don’t have to travel to Spain to experience what they taste like! Here’s how to make your own. The serving size will feed four people.



  • 10 oz of potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 eggs
  • olive oil
  • salt


  • Peel and slice the potatoes, very thinly.
  • Peel the onion, then slice it.
  • Cover the potatoes in olive oil, then fry them at a medium temperature.
  • When the potatoes are half way done, add the onion to the pan.
  • Continue to let the potatoes and onion cook until they are both soft, then season with salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Pour the potatoes and onion into the bowl, then mix them with the eggs.
  • Poor the mixture back into the pan, and cook until the bottom begins to brown.
  • Flip it over, and heat until the uncooked side is browned as well.
  • Remove from the pan and enjoy!

About Lauren Patten

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren. I’m a Boston girl who just returned after spending 4 months living in Barcelona. I’m currently in my senior year at Emmanuel College, where I study English. I love live music, traveling, and finding any excuse to go to the beach. Join me every Monday as I blog about my experiences abroad, local restaurants, and my cooking adventures!

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