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The Most Incredible 15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette

   – The Most Incredible 15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette –

Is it possible to make a Spanish potato omelette in 15 minutes? Absolutely! Welcome to the most incredible 15 minute Spanish potato omelette recipe. This potato omelette has an incredible flavor & texture and it taste just like the authentic version. The secret to this recipe is to use bagged potato chips instead of fresh potatoes. Believe it or not, this is actually a very common way to make tortilla de patatas here in Spain, specially for busy people. Easy to make, simple ingredients and done in 15 minutes, it does not get any better than this.

15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette

– Tips to Make this 15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette –

First off make sure you use a good quality nonstick fry pan, this is very important so your omelette does not stick to the pan. Second, use organic eggs, it makes all the difference in the world. Third, use regular potato chips, don´t use any flavored potato chips. Last but not least, use a good extra virgin olive oil. We´re only using 1 tbsp in this recipe, but that tablespoon flavors the entire omelette. Watch the video below on How to Make this 15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette or check out the recipe card below which you can print. Salud!

Cookware that I use:
Swiss Diamond Chef´s Knife
Swiss Diamond Pans
Wood Cutting Board

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this 15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette

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15 Minute Spanish Potato Omelette

Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 large organic eggs
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 150 g / 6 oz potato chips
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • handful fresh parsley


  1. Crack 6 large organic eggs into a large bowl, season them with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, beat together until well combined, grab a 6 oz / 150 g bag of regular potato chips and crush them, then add the chips into the bowl with the eggs and mix together, let it sit for 4-5 minutes to let the potato chips soften up

  2. Meanwhile crack 2 large organic eggs in a seperate bowl, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and beat together, after leaving the egg and potato chip mixture for 4-5 minutes, add the 2 beaten eggs and mix together

  3. Heat a nonstick frying pan with a low heat (you might need to use a low-medium heat, depending on the size of your burner) and add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add the potato and egg mixture into the pan, using a spoon make sure everything is evenly distributed, shake the pan once in a while to make sure your omelette is not sticking to the pan

  4. After cooking for 4-5 minutes it´s time to flip the omelette to cook the other side, grab another nonstick frying pan that is bigger than the one cooking the omelette, place it on top and flip the pans, this is an easy way to flip the omelette without any of the egg mixture going all over the place, compact the omelette with a spatula through the outer edges, this will give it that classic rounded edge, cook for another 4-5 minutes, after cooking for a total of about 9-10 minutes remove from the pan and garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!

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  1. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    I never would have thought of using potato chips to make a Spanish potato omelet and can’t wait to give your recipe a try. Thanks!

    23 . Mar . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      It´s a great shortcut to making a great tasting Spanish tortilla, thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      23 . Mar . 2019

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