5 Minute Portuguese Potato Chip Omelet

Lynn Dine


This is a recipe from Tia Maria's Blog "Portuguese Diner". She also was on her local news demonstrating how to make this recipe and here is the link: clipsyndicate.com/...6462251

On the news, she states that this is a common way to make your traditional Spainish/Portuguese potato omelet but using potato chips.

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10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


whole eggs
6-8 oz
bag of chips
2 slice
presunto, ham, chourica, cooked chicken, cooked shrimp turkey (meats are optional)
1/4 c
finely chopped onion
2 tsp
chopped fresh parsley
3 Tbsp
olive oil
ground black pepper to taste
cheese (optional) to taste


1In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy and add the chips or potatoes. Let them sit for about 5-10 minutes to soften.
Meanwhile, on high heat brown the onions and presunto in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until crispy.
2Mix in the egg and potato mixture and 1 tsp parsley. Cook on medium for 3 -5 minutes (shake pan so it doesn’t stick)

Flip the omelet onto a large serving dish and then place the omelet back in the skillet uncooked side down for another 2 minutes.
3At this point you can add cheese (if using), or just top with the remaining tsp fresh parsley. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Portugese