Easy Tortilla Española Recipe

by Sam
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The tortilla española is a traditional favorite of Spain. Don't be fooled this is nothing like a tortilla from Mexico. Its basically a "giant potato pancake.

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Servings: 2 servings


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  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 8 ounces Potato Chips (Your favorite "Plain Salted" kind) *I like the Kettle style
  • 6 ounces good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Malton sea salt flakes (or Morton's Kosher Salt)


  1. In a medium stainless steel bowl add 6 eggs, salt,and pepper to the potato chips.
  2. Mix and break the chips up just a little until no egg whites are apparent, and set aside.
  3. In a small stainless steel bowl beat the 7th egg and pour on top of potato chip / egg mixture (let rest for 6 minutes).
  4. While chips are resting heat up a small 9 " diameter saute pan (I like case iron, but any type will work) .
  5. Add 3 ounces of your oil to the pan and heat.
  6. Once oil is very hot, but not smoking, add your mix.
  7. Stir with a wooden or heat proof plastic spoon very rapidly for about 10 seconds, just to make sure the eggs don't stick to your pan.
  8. Then carefully swirl the pan for an additional 10 seconds just to verify hat nothing has stuck.
  9. Cook for 60 seconds
  10. With a large plate, place it over the pan and flip out the tortilla so that he raw side is facing down on the plate.
  11. Let your pan regain heat, and remove any debris that may have stuck.
  12. Add your remaining oil and heat.
  13. Finally slide the tortilla raw side down back into your pan and cook for additional 60 seconds.
  14. Remove and enjoy (Remember, the tortilla is best when the egg is a little runny inside and the outside is crispy and golden, you don't want his dry.
  15. *1/4 white onion, jullienned, and clarified can be added to your original potato/ egg mix for additional flavor)
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 396g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 1657  
Calories from Fat 1302 79%
Total Fat 147.17g 184%
Saturated Fat 30.3g 121%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 834mg 278%
Sodium 873mg 36%
Potassium 2140mg 61%
Total Carbs 58.6g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 18%
Sugars 1.94g 1%
Protein 32.35g 52%


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