Tortilla recipe

Tortilla is a Spanish omelette cooked with potato and onion as its basic ingredients but peppers are a common and welcome addition. Tortillas can be eated hot or cold and when cut up make a perfect tapas which can be prepared and cooked in advance if served cold. Serve with a selection of tapas dishes such as marinated olives, spicy potatoes and chorizo bites.


Serves 12

1 onion

450g potatoes

1 red pepper

3 tbsp vegetable oil

4 eggs

salt and pepper


Cut the onion into fine rings.

Peel the potatoes and slice thinly.

Chop the pepper into fine slivers

Fry the potatoes, onion and pepper over a low heat for 10 minutes until the potatoes are just soft.

In a large bowl beat together the eggs, pepper and salt.

Stir in the potato, onion and pepper.

Heat a little oil and then pour in the tortilla mixture.

Cook over a low flame for 5 minutes or until the mixture is almost set.

Turn the tortilla over and cook for a further 2 minutes or put under a hot grill for 2 minutes to cook the top.

Cut the tortilla into bite sized pieces and serve warm or cold.