Tortilla de Patatas or Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

I admit I am the worst cook ever! So…I am very very grateful to have a man who can cook at least better than me. Hehehe..well, we must be grateful for all little things in life right? Alhamdulillah.

After we got back from praying Maghrib and Isya’ at Abu Bakar Mosque near Estrecho Metro Station, I told my husband that I had no energy left to even open the door.

So….he said the golden sentence “It’s okay…I will cook tonight”

Oh yeah!!

Omelette…so you must think like Nasi Goreng Pattaya kinda omelette or the Japanese Omurice omelette, right? I thought so too. Ack!! I was wrong..big time!
Apparently, Tortilla de Patatas or Spanish Omelette uses loads and loads of potatoes.
The Tortilla Española, referred to in the English language as Tortilla, Spanish Omelette, is a typical Spanish dish consisting of a thick egg omelette made with potatoes and fried in olive oil. – Source: Wikipedia.


**Honestly, you must use your jurisdiction here.
4 medium sized potatoes – diced
1 big yellow onion – juliened
1 capcicum (red preferably) – juliened
5 button mushrooms – juliened
4 medium sized eggs
1 can of tuna
pinches of salt
pinches of black pepper
olive oil to fry
** How to julienne the ingredients? Look here.

Method of cooking

1. Mix the potatoes, onion, capsicum and mushroom and fry them until 3/4 cooked.
2. Put the fried ingredients into one bowl and add in the tuna.
3. Beat the eggs, add in the salt and the black pepper.
4. Mix the fried ingredients and the beaten eggs.
5. Heat the pan and put in olive oil just enough to fry.
6. Fry until golden brown.
Note1: I had eaten the Tortilla de Patatas right after it was fried. Like 30 minutes after it was fried. It tasted yummy. Or maybe because we had our dinner at 23:30 hours Madrid time so anything gives? O-O hehe…don’t talk about dieting please. Nunca! hehe.. Anyway, the thing is the omelette was too big, so we just ate half of it.
The other half was saved for breakfast. But I was pretty surprised that the omelette tasted yummier in the morning when served in room temperature…of 18 degree celcius? Yes, the omelette was cold but yummy but cold but yummy! Yummy wins!

Note2: As in every family has their own personal touch in the national recipe, it is the same such as in Malaysia for example Nasi Lemak. You might find the Tortilla sold in the cafeteria might taste different from the recipe posted above. As usual it’s up to our own palate. Cheers!
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