Cheese, leek & potato tortilla

Cheese, leek & potato tortilla

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
A quick, thick Spanish omelette that's a brilliant way to use up leftover potatoes and cheese with eggs

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal277
  • fat19g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.81g
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  • butter, for frying



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 225g potatoes cooked and cooled (about 1-2 medium size ones)



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 6 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 85g cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 tbsp sage, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried sage), optional



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…


  1. Melt a knob of butter in a medium, nonstick frying pan, then cook the leek for about 5 mins until softened. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes in half, then into slices about ½cm thick. Beat the eggs, season, then stir in the cheese and sage.

  2. Add a little extra butter to the pan if needed, tip in the potatoes, then the egg mixture. Turn the heat to low, then cook for 10 mins until nearly set. Place under a hot grill, then cook for a couple of mins more until the top is set and golden. Slice into wedges and serve with a green salad.

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5th Dec, 2010
Meant to put 4 starts not 3!
5th Dec, 2010
Made this quite a few times, although I use spring onion rather than leek, think it would be a bit bland with leek. Think the cheese being part of the egg mix and the sage helps this to taste good. Today didn't have much in so I whipped this up with normal onions and sweetcorn, and used emmental as I'm in France so there's a lack of cheddar...looking forward to eating it!
22nd Aug, 2010
Would have been 5 stars but the recipe was not as clear as other recipe's because of the potatoes needing to be cooked first only being mentioned in the ingredients list and I clearly didn't pay enough attention! Just make sure you do cook the potatoes before you realise you need them - I clearly missed this and then had to add some water to the pan to help the cooking process along! I made it for my mum for tea as I had cooked another recipe for my brother and I and she wanted more! I used some red onions and garlic instead of leek and added some red kidney beans and peas. Also used Emmental cheese as had run out of cheddar but that probably added to the flavour and I must say it smelt wonderful - could really smell the Sage even though it was only dried Sage! Definitely needed some colour to it, I think next time I make it I will add some mushrooms and peppers.
3rd Nov, 2009
An easy to follow recipe, although needed a little more cooking time than it said. The result was light and tasty - will defintely be making this again and it'll be easy to adapt with other ingredients.
21st Sep, 2009
This was another hit in our house, had to cook the potatoes for this dish and let cool slightly, used a couple of med onions instead of leeks. Also didn`t have sage so just sprinkled in some dried parsley( I know!), and a good sprinkle of paprika, and seasoned well. Very easy to make, and a good dish to make if you have not much in your pantry/ fridge. Kids have taken some in their lunch boxes today. Will definitely be making again, great for a quick meal after work.
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17th Sep, 2009
Made this for myself and my husband last week, he has been going on about it since then. So am making another one this evening, i added peas and pancetta, i also used cooled new potatoes, Lovely
17th Jun, 2009
I cooked this last night went down a treat. Very tasty and so easy to make. I used half a leek and added an onion and red pepper. I will definately be making this again.
11th Jun, 2009
Made it without cheese, raw potatoes in smaller pieces, and only 3 eggs. I thought it was going to be awful, but it came out amazing!
9th Mar, 2009
Loved this! Added 1/4 red pepper and a couple of rashers of chopped bacon to the leeks and reduced eggs down to 5, although 4 may have been enough. I cut potato into slices first and then boiled them until soft. Also, a nice mature cheddar is needed. Really lovely hot and cold for supper - will definitely make again.
2nd Jan, 2009
I've been making this a lot, as it's very easy and tasty- loved by all who have tried it. I've found that the tortilla is best cold and sandwiched inside fresh crusty bread, such as french stick.


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