Tortilla Espanola is a king among Spanish tapas, but can be pricey - the potatoes are usually cooked in a vat of olive oil. But we cut down on costs (and prep time) with a genius substitute: potato chips.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Easy Spanish Tortilla Espanola
30 min
10 min
6 to 12 servings
30 min
10 min
6 to 12 servings



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, paprika, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and just starting to turn brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar until absorbed. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

Whisk together the eggs, 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Add the potato chips and cooled onions and stir to combine. Let sit for a few minutes.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, then add the potato and egg mixture and cook, until the bottom and the sides set and are a light golden brown, about 3 minutes (use a rubber spatula to help pull and peek around the sides). Transfer to the oven and bake until set, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in the pan, then slide out onto a cutting board and cut into 12 wedges. Serve at room temperature.

More from:

Have a Backyard BBQ

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad 00:42

This refreshing summertime salad can be made with just a few ingredients.


Easy Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Eggs Over Easy

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Neely's BBQ Sauce

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Bourbon Baked Beans

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Baird

Tortilla Espanola: Spanish Omelette

Recipe courtesy of Janet Mendel

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.