Spanish Omelette

Carolyn Haas


This tortilla is a favorite in Argentina, as well as in Spain, where it originated! If neither Spanish nor Argentine chorizo is available, other pork sausage may be used. For a real authentic kick, serve with a bit of sherry vinegar (Spanish) or chimichurri sauce (Argentinian). NOTE: cook time includes rest time.


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4 - 6
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, minced
  • 4-6 oz
    spanish chorizo, sliced or argentine chorizo, chopped or removed from casing and crumbled
  • 2 clove
    garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 large
    potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4-5 large
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream (or half and half)
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Spanish Omelette


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in heavy non-stick frying pan. Add chopped onion, garlic and chorizo. Cook over medium heat until onion has softened and chorizo is browned. Transfer to a large bowl with slotted spoon.
  2. If there is enough fat from cooking the chorizo no extra oil is needed - there should be about 2 tablespoons total in pan. Add potatoes and cook until golden brown and the centers are soft. Cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add eggs and cream or 1/2 and 1/2 to bowl with onions. Whisk together with a fork. Season well with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the potatoes.
  4. Wipe frying pan, then add butter and heat until melted and bubbling. Pour in potato mixture, distributing potatoes so they are flat and even. Cook for about 4 minutes or until egg has set on the bottom.
  5. Put a large plate upside down on top the pan, then carefully invert the pan onto the plate. Now slide the tortilla back into the pan, so that the cooked side is now on top. (See TIP*)
  6. Cook the tortilla for a few more minutes. Slide onto clean plate and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
  7. TIP* If you don't want to attempt flipping the tortilla, place the pan under a pre-heated broiler for a minute or two to set and brown the top!

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About Spanish Omelette

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Latin American

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