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


  • 6
    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

How to Make 5 Minute Portuguese Potato Chip Omelet


  1. In 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.
  2. Mix 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.
  3. At this point you can add cheese (if using), or just top with the remaining tsp fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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About 5 Minute Portuguese Potato Chip Omelet

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

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