Tortillas and Teal


 If I thought really hard I would undoubtably be able to think of someway to link this photo of my friend’s puppy (Teal) to the following recipe.  But I’m swamped.  It’s a funny photo and spanish omelettes are delicious. 

Forgive my laziness.  🙂

Spanish Tortilla

(Serves 4)

4 medium floury potatoes, peeled and sliced VERY thinly

1 onion, sliced

50ml olive oil

5 medium eggs


Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

  • Heat the oil gently in a medium non-stick frying pan.  Add the potatoes and onions and cook for 20-25 minutes or until soft.  Don’t worry about the potatoes falling apart a little, it adds to the texture of the finished tortilla.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and season well.
  • Drain the potatoes thoroughly and add to the egg mixture.  Add the parsley and combine gently.
  • Pour egg and potatoes back into the non-stick pan and cook over a medium low heat for 10 minutes, loosening the sides frequently.
  • After 10 minutes place a plate over the top of the frying pan and flip over, removing half cooked tortilla from the pan. 
  • Slide the tortilla back into the pan (uncooked side down) and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Remove from pan and cool. 

Eat cold or at room temperature.  Keeps well for a couple of days.  Great picnic or packed lunch food. 


25 thoughts on “Tortillas and Teal

  1. Aww cute puppy. Cute puppy pictures are welcome anytime with or without any story. I only found out yesterday that omellettes are also called tortillas…. you learn something new everyday.. when you surf the net instead of working 🙂

  2. Gen – Almost as cute as Rufus… But not quite! 😉

    Mainyacha – Couldn’t agree more about the puppy comment!

    Truffle – Puppy wins every time for me!

  3. Hello Wendy. No need to add a word with such a cute puppy, not that your writing is bad but…well you know what I meant. Spanish tortillas are my favorite for dinner. It’s funny because yesterday I made roasted red peppers and green peppers tortilla with olives and tomato. So delicious! My hubby prefers the potato, like the one you made.

  4. Wendy – Isn’t it amazing the so few ingredients cooked together can result something so sublimely comforting. I love the depth of Spanish tortillas – in both size and flavour. I’m glad you suggested it as a picnic treat…I’ve been wondering what to take for my next one (got to make the most of the Californian Summer before heading back to a wet New Zealand springtime).

  5. Heidi – Thank you! They are one of my favourite comfort foods. 🙂

    Rose – I’ve made it with raw peppers before but never roasted. LOVE the idea! Love roasted peppers!

    Maryann – I was just wondering what the difference between a tortilla and frittata was (my family would laugh to hear me say that!). Thought the difference was that frittatas were cooked slower and the put under the grill. Perhaps I was looking into it too much and they are, as you say, the same thing in two differenct languages.

    Shaun – Highly recommended for a picnic! So, two summers for you this year? Lucky guy. We didn’t even get one here in Scotland!

  6. Very lazy but who cares, as you say, delicious!!! Sorry for double tagging you with the Fantastic 4. I had a lot of good words to say about your neck of the woods in mine.

    All the best

  7. David – I read all the lovely things you had to say about Scotland and smiled lots.

    Amanda – ‘Nuf said, indeed. 🙂

    Katiez – “Sadwiches” sounds kinda cute! Tortilla sandwiches? It’s like a Spanish chip butty!

  8. hi wendy,

    Teal is adorable, I have a lab and they are the greatest dogs ever!

    I have just written about tortillas on my blog and it looks like I have copied your idea, but I never, honest!, we were having them to eat last night for the bb eviction!!

  9. Pia – He really is a cutie!

    Deb – Wish more than anything that were possible! I work too long hours and too far from home though. 😦

    Cate – Welcome! 🙂

    Megan – Labs really are wonderful. Watched the eviction too! 🙂

    Nora – Couldn’t keep it to myself!

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