Tortilla de Patatas

My trip to Tenerife was all about food and relaxation. There I decided to try my hand at a traditional dish, despite having limited cooking tools at the resort. Happily, my first attempt at a tortilla de patatas was a success. It’s quite a hearty meal and goes well with ham and toast.



  • 6 Eggs (beaten slightly)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • pinch of salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs Extra virgin olive oil (I used garlic flavoured oil)


  1. Heat frying pan then add 1tbs oil
  2. Over a medium heat cook the onions and potatoes until tender. Avoid browning
  3. Remove the onion and potatoes from the pan and drain the oil.
  4. Mix with the beaten egg, add salt and pepper
  5. Heat remaining oil in the pan then add the egg and potato mixture
  6. Cook over a medium heat until almost set
  7. Place a large plate over the pan then carefully invert the omelette onto the plate
  8. Gentle slide the omelette into the pan with the cooked side facing up
  9. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until set
  10. Invert onto a plate, cut into wedges and serve.

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