Introduction: Spanish Omelette - Enjoy Spanish Culture!

By and large, it is believed that Spanish Omelette was invented during the first Carlist War, in the 19th Century. Since then it has become one of our most famous Spanish dishes! Nowadays you are able to find it in every Spanish bar or cafe. Moreover, all of them have their own recipe and they all claim that theirs is the best.

Now keep reading if you want to learn how to cook it!


- Large and medium frying pan.

- Large bowl.

- Knife.


- 3-4 potatoes.

- 2 onions.

- Olive oil.

- Salt.

- 6 eggs.

Step 1: Peel and Cut Both Onions and Potatoes

First of all, cut the onions into little pieces. Then peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. It is advisable to use a mandoline during this step.

The most common recipes include onion but some people prefer not to include it, it's up to you! I highly recomend you to to give it a try.

Step 2: To the Pan!

Step 2: To the pan!
First, add some oil in a large pan, and wait until it gets hot to introduce the ingredients.Then add both potatoes and onions to the pan and wait until the mixture is cooked. Don't forget to add a pinch of salt.

This step is the longest one, as it needs to be fried in a low flame, and it requires time, so be patient, play a song in the midtime and move the mixture once in a while. The mixture is cooked when it turns tender!

Step 3: Drain the Mixture

Drain the mixture in order to separate the oil from the potatoes and onions mixture

Step 4: Beat the Eggs and Mix

Beat the eggs and add some salt during the process. Next, add the potatoes and onions to the beated eggs and mix it carefully.

Step 5: Frying the Omelette!

Last but not least, add some oil in a medium frying pan and set a high flame. With the oil hot, add the mixture and wait more or less 2 minutes, and then its time to flip it! Use a plate (bigger than the pan) to make It easier and wait until the other side is fried.

In the last years, a lot of variants of the recipe has been created. Therefore, you can take into consideration those changes and include in your Spanish Omelette new ingredients such as peppers or chorizo.

Step 6: The Result!

I hope you have enjoyed this instructable, It has been a pleasure to share a little bit of my Spanish culture with all of you!
Don't be shy and give the recipe a try, I promise you will have a good time! And don't forget to share your pictures!


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