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Tortilla Española with Potato Chips Recipe

Receta de Tortilla Española con Patatas Fritas

10 minutes

4 servings

Spaniards love eggs, especially when they are prepared in the form of a tortilla, or omelet. The traditional tortilla has four ingredients – eggs, potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and salt – but we like to be a bit more adventurous and use potato chips instead of regular sliced potatoes.



Nutritional Facts

Calories 523;
Total Fat 41.7 gr (54%);
Saturated Fat 10.3 gr (52%);
Cholesterol 372 mg (124%);
Sodium 971 mg (42%);
Total Carbohydrates 24.4 gr (9%);
Fiber 2.1 gr (7%);
Sugars 1 gr;
Protein 15.7 gr;
Vitamin D 175%;
Calcium 5%;
Iron 14%;
Potassium 19%;

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

How To Cook


Crack the eggs into a large bowl and mix in salt. Then add 2/3 of the bag of chips and stir, crushing them a little as you blend the eggs together. Allow the mixture to sit until the chips absorb most of the egg, about 5 minutes.


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small sauté pan over a medium flame. When the pan is hot, add the egg mixture and stir briskly a few times with a wooden spoon to prevent the eggs from sticking. Shake the pan in a circular motion for 10 seconds to keep the mixture loose as the eggs start to cook. Lower the temperature and cook for one minute more.


Place a plate over the pan and invert the pan and plate together so the tortilla winds up on the plate, raw side down. If the pan looks dry, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Return the tortilla to the pan by sliding it back in, raw side down. Cook for another 60 seconds, until the bottom has fully set. To us, the perfect tortilla is very creamy and slightly runny in the middle.


Slide the finished tortilla onto a serving plate and garnish with the remaining chips from the bag. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold – just be sure to garnish right before serving.

Ratings and Reviews


1 Reviews

Perfect for a quick dinner when you only have a few minutes to spare.

June 2017