Caramelized Onion Omelette – Tortilla de Cebolla

Caramelized Onion Omelette

Another one of Spain´s food obsessions, tortillas (omelettes). We love them plain or with just about any filling you can imagine. In this recipe we´re talking about an omelette filled with onions and garlic, we´ll call it a caramelized onion omelette, known as a Tortilla de Cebolla in Spain. Simplicity does not come closer than this dish, yet it´s filled with so many wonderful flavors and it´s super easy to make. Watch the video below on how to make a caramelized onion omelette the Spanish way. Pair it up with some crusty bread and a Ensalada Mixta for the perfect dinner. Salud!

Caramelized Onion Omelette - Tortilla de Cebolla
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. (5) Fresh Eggs
  2. (1/2) Large Onion
  3. (2) Cloves of Garlic
  4. (1/8) Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  5. Fresh Parsley
  6. Sea Salt
  1. Heat a medium to large sized non-stick frying pan with a medium fire and add 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  2. Finely mince the 2 garlics
  3. Finely dice the 1/2 onion
  4. Once the oil gets hot add the 2 cloves of minced garlic
  5. About 30 seconds after adding the garlic add the diced onions and mix well
  6. Grab a medium sized bowl, crack the eggs and add them to the bowl
  7. Season the eggs with sea salt and beat them well
  8. After cooking your onions and garlic for about 8-10 minutes, season them with some sea salt and add them to the bowl with the eggs and mix well
  9. Using the same pan, lower the heat to a low heat and add everything in the bowl into the pan
  10. After cooking for about 3 to 4 minutes, grab a plate that is a bit bigger than the pan, slide it on top of the pan, with your hand on the bottom of the plate, flip the pan over and slide the uncooked part back into the pan
  11. After cooking for another 3 minutes or so your omelette should be done.
  12. Slide the omelette onto a clean plate
  13. Garnish with some fresh parsley
  14. Enjoy!
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