If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
-J.R.R Tolkien

14 January 2011

My Version of the Tortilla Espanola

Muy delicioso!

 Another new thing I tried in the year 2011! Go me! Andy has made tortilla espanola many many times, and his version is super tasty but it's a very easy dish so it was about time I made it myself.  I used a whole bag of potatoes so it made a rather large batch, hopefully it will taste good after freezing. (Need to work on my portions!!) The traditional version is just potatoes, onions and eggs but I added harissa paste, red pepper and fresh spinach for some flavour.

Good on it's own, makes a meal when served with a salad, or can be served as a side dish.
Tortilla Espanola a la Sari

Bag of potatoes, sliced thinly, season with salt
2 Onions
Red pepper
Spinach, handful
Harissa paste
6 eggs (free range)
Salt & pepper

Cook the potatoes on a pan with olive oil until they're cooked.  (Confession... I could have cooked mine for just a bit longer... al dente potatoes are not so nice!) 
Add the onion and pepper once potatoes are ready. Add the spinach at the end, cook further for a minute until it's just wilted.
Crack the eggs in a separate jug, add seasoning and the harissa paste.
Use an oven proof pan or tray, and mix the potatoes with the eggs. Cook in 200 C until the egg is set and the top is a nice golden colour.


  1. Wow! Easy and looks delicious. I'm gonna try it soon.

  2. It is super easy! And you can add whatever you want in it.