The Authentic Tortilla Española Recipe

Tortilla Española

I would say Tortilla Española is Spain´s second most popular dish worldwide, right behind Paella. Such a simple recipe, so hard to replicate? We are talking about (4) simple ingredients, yet so many people get this recipe wrong. Watch our video recipe with step by step instructions, so you can make the perfect Tortilla Española. The secret here is to use high quality ingredients, and most important, to enjoy the process of cooking it. Salud!

Tortilla Española

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 6 Fresh Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt


  1. Peel the potatoes

  2. Rinse and pat dry potatoes

  3. Using a frying pan, turn your burner on to medium heat and add the 1/2 cup olive oil

  4. Cut potatoes into small thin pieces

  5. Add potatoes to frying pan

  6. Peel and dice the onion

  7. Add the onion to the potatoes on the frying pan and mix together and add salt to your liking

  8. beat the 6 eggs in a medium size bowl and add a generous pinch of salt to the eggs

  9. Once the potatoes and onions are cooked through add them to the bowl with the eggs and mix all together

  10. add the mixture back into the pan and cook on LOW heat for 3 minutes

  11. Using a plate that is bigger than the pan, place it over the pan and flip the tortilla over and slide the uncooked side to cook for another 3 minutes

  12. Slide the tortilla into a plate and let rest for at least 5 minutes

  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

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