Tortilla de Pepi: Spanish Omelette Recipe

Classes Sept 2012 106

How to make the perfect tortilla is a hotly contested subject in Vejer – everyone has a different opinion on the matter. I’ve been working with Pepi since I started Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen, however, and her family Spanish omelette recipe is a thing of rare, simple beauty.


You will need:

  • 3 x large peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • Chorizo, green pepper, jamón etc.
  • 3 large or 4 medium eggs, whisked
  • 400mls of mild olive oil


How to make the dish:

  1. Heat oil until a potato cube sizzles when thrown in. Mix the potatoes with a teaspoon of salt and then add to the oil, stirring occasionally until soft (20 mins approx).
  2. Add the chopped onion and cook for a further 5 mins.
  3. Add any other ingredient and cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Remove potatoes and pour into a sieve, held over a saucepan. Drain and then add to the whisked eggs. Mix.
  5. Add a tbsp of the hot oil back into the fry pan and pour in the potato and egg mixture.
  6. Cook until set and then flip over.
  7. Cook for a further few minutes and then decant onto a plate.

Other nice to knows…

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Calories: 361 calories per helping

Looking for something to go with Pepi’s Spanish omelette recipe? Make up a trio of traditional tapas with my Spanish meatballs and garlic prawns.

Or, if you fancy learning how to cook delicious Spanish food first-hand, sign up to one of my upcoming cookery courses.