Tortilla de Patata – Spanish Potato Omelette

This traditional and rustic Spanish dish is unimaginably simple with just five ingredients that peep from your shelf all the time. These are those humble ones that lend a hearty goodness, savory flavor and style to the otherwise basic omelette.
Spanish Potato OmlettePreparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

4 Eggs
2 medium size potatoes – peeled or skin on, as you wish
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
Black pepper, a pinch, coarsely ground
Salt to taste
Oil for frying – Olive oil or vegetable oil

1. Cut potatoes into thick slices.
2. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
3. Add the potatoes and onions and fry gently, partially covered, stirring occasionally until softened. Do not overcook the potatoes.
4. Strain the potatoes and onions into a large bowl.
5. Set the strained oil aside. It will be used for frying the omelette.
6. Meanwhile, beat eggs together with salt and pepper.
7. Pour the beaten eggs into the bowl of fried potatoes and onions and stir gently to combine. 8. Pour this mixture into the large frying pan.
9. When the surface looks cooked, loosen the bottom of the omelette with a spatula.
10. Invert a large plate over the pan and carefully turn the omelette out onto it. Slide the omelette back into the pan with the uncooked side down.
11. Cook until the eggs are set. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

Buen Dia! 🙂


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My humble little blog has its own story to tell… my story… I’m gregarious being, vagabond at heart and have a monstrous appetite for food. I used to be a Human Resource professional until few years ago. To be among, with and for people was the reason I’d chosen this field.
Being in HR, I could only accomplish the ‘people’ part. I still yearned to be in those places I saw on TV and travel magazines and craved to eat all kinds of food that lulls you into coma. I didn’t want to be just a spectator anymore. I wanted to be in those pictures.
Luck smiled at me and I fell sick with an awful heart, lungs and liver disorder. Family said stay home. Rest.
Rest? Were they crazy? I grabbed this opportunity and quit my job; to pursue my passion – people, places and food.

Being on my own gave me lot of spare time for all the three.
I’m not a professional cook, but I’m mighty passionate about cooking. Although Indian, BitesandPlaces does not restrict itself to just the dishes of my country, which are toothsome beyond doubt. I’ve also tried to put together a bunch of mouth-watering and eye-pleasing recipes scattered from all parts the world. A lot of them are a tribute to my mum’s kitchen, the ones I grew up with. Few of them are a result of my experimentation and few others, borrowed from my generous friends 🙂

I religiously follow Andrew Zimmern’s favorite quote – what looks good to your eyes, EAT IT!! After all food is something that follows no boundaries, isn’t it.

Travel, I believe, is about exploring new places, meeting new people, building new relations, soaking in their culture, gorging on their cuisines, discovering their stories and of course, capturing all of these in my teeny-tiny camera.

After having been there and done that, I was inspired to share my travelogues with you, encourage you to travel and in some way find a bit of your happiness through me.
Thus BitesandPlaces was born!

Life’s a journey and people, places and food are all a part of it. So, come along with me and eat your way through this journey called Life…

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Celebrate Life!!!
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