Spanish Omelette (Tortilla de Patatas)

Spanish tapas classic!


180g eggs (about 3 large eggs)
180g small dice russet potatoes
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1/2 tsp oregano flakes (optional)
3/4 tsp Kosher salt

1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.


Add dice potatoes to a small sauce pan, add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Sauté on medium heat until they begin to soften and develop a bit of browning, add a tbsp of water if needed
Lower heat and add pepper, onion and garlic and oregano flakes and make sure they cook but not brown.
Add a tbsp of water to the pan and stir, to mix all the components
Let cool until under 55c
Beat the eggs but not too foamy, also beat in the salt
Add eggs to the pan and stir gently to incorporate the potatoes
Pour the content of the pan into a ramekin
Place ramekin in a water bath. Oven, 300c, until set
Broil top until some golden spots begin to form, about 7 mins.


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  1. I’m not an english native speaker and I didn’t quit get that last sentence “Place ramekin…”, so please Mr Paul can you re-explain it to me, I would be really grateful !
    Merci pour votre bienveillance 🙂

    1. I hope this is not a spam message, which I pretty much think it is 🙂 but if it isn’t, here is what I meant: Place the ramekin (a ramekin is a porcelain container used for different preparation, like creme brûlée. The water bath is usually a container (bigger than the ramekin) and partially filled with water. The ramekin should be placed in this container, and the whole thing goes inside the oven. This method of cooking is called, baine marie.

      1. Thank you very much for taking the time to replay, I get it better now ( actually the “bain-marie” made it crystal clear to me).
        Ps: I honestly don’t know what made you believe that my comment was a spam, but I can assure that it is not ! In fact I’m a 23 yo moroccan that enjoy discovering other cooking culture 🙂
        Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes !

        1. 🙂 Im really glad you are real 🙂 Lately, I’ve been getting hit by a lot of spam comments, so apologies for having doubted you and thank you for your wonderful comments. Your feedback is very welcome!

      2. Indeed, I’ve just tried TODAY your recipe for the fish croquettes (which I was looking for, btw, for a really long time) and they turn out amazingly delicious !

        1. excellent!!! So glad they were delicious. I don’t make them very often because as you can see, they take some work and the kitchen can end up like a battle zone, but they are so worth it. I grew up eating fish croquetes very often. Half of my family is from Spain 🙂

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