The typical spanish cuisine consists of different vegetables, fruits, onions and different meats. However, they're main delicacies contain peppers and tomatoes.

One of their most well known meals is a spanish omlette, otherwise known as a spanish tortilla. It's a mixture of potatoes, eggs and different vegatables to the cook's desire.

This dish is very common in the madrid penisula, and is very common as a breakfast or morning. The recipe for this, obtained from very accomplished spaniard, who makes this daily at his restaurant.

Prepare a large bowl with 1kg of thinly sliced potatoes and sprinkle plenty salt over them and work it down to the bottom of the bowl.

In a large frying pan heat about ½ cm of olive oil. When it's very hot add the potatoes from the bowl and start to fry them. Be sure to keep stirring them so that they don't stick or start to brown.

After about 5 minutes add half an onion to the potatoes. This should be chopped very fine. Stir the contents of the frying pan then cover it.

Now break 8 large eggs into a bowl and add a pinch of salt and beat them.

Keep checking the frying pan to be sure that the potatoes aren't turning brown. Turn down the heat if necessary.
Continue to stir

Once the potatoes break easily under the touch of the stirring spoon they are ready. So now add the potato/onion mix to the bowl of beaten eggs. Drain away any excess that's left in the frying pan oil at this point.

Mix the potato and egg mixtures together well whilst the frying pan gets very hot with no extra oil in it.

Now add the mix to the frying pan.

Flatten it down in the pan and keep the heat at medium for a few minutes.

Put a plate over the mix and turn over the tortilla gently. When you return it to the pan press down the sides to create the classic shape of tortilla de patatas.

Turn the tortilla several times. You'll find it gets heavier each turn.

It is ready when you put a knife into it and the knife comes out clean.


As well as this, Spain is famous for it's 'handy' food. Tortillas are commonly known, for using the hands to eat.

Cuisine of Spain