Tortilla tapas

Tortilla tapas

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(19 ratings)

Ready in 1 hr-1 hr 10 mins

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Makes 16
These bite-sized Spanish omelettes are cooked in the oven, making them low in fat but still delicious

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: nutrition per square

  • kcal76
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 medium-size potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large red peppers, quartered, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten



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

  • ½ tsp dried crushed chilli flakes
  • handful flatleaf parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan. Tip in onion and potatoes and fry gently for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender, turning frequently, adding garlic and peppers for the last 5 minutes. Tip into a large bowl, season and cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the eggs, chilli flakes and parsley. Leave to sit for 5 minutes, then put a nonstick 20cm square tin in the oven to heat up. After 5 minutes, remove tin and brush with oil. pour in the egg mixture and return to oven.

  3. Cook for 15-20 minutes. (Check it’s ready by pressing the top lightly. If it is still runny, return to the oven for a couple of minutes.) Once cooked, remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a board. Cut into squares and serve.

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Frantic Flapjack
18th Sep, 2018
I was aiming to make these for a buffet party. I followed the recipe to the letter but when I turned out the tortilla, half of it fell out of the tin and the other half stuck to the tin, resulting in a terrible mess. It did taste really good though! We ended up eating it for dinner. If I made it again, I would line the tin to prevent it sticking and also to make the tin more easier to clean. Baked on egg sticks like glue to the tin! I would then cool in the fridge before turning out and slicing.
22nd Jun, 2017
While still healthy and tasty in my book these tiny squares are hardly low fat. Just look at the nutritional information given. If they're actually low fat overall, which is doubtful, then it's down to the moisture content of the potato and eggs.
Anny Wenny
28th Jun, 2015
This is a recipe I've been using since it first appeared in the GF magazine. The oven baking results in a less oily dish than the stove-top version. I go one step further and boil some new potatoes, which I finely slice when cold, to add them when the pepper-onion mix is all done. I add mushrooms, too, along with the peppers, if I've some that need using. I find it needs more oven than is recommended, but maybe mine's a tad on the cool side. Half an hour works for me. Highly recommended!
6th Dec, 2013
Just made this and it is wonderful. Very easy and looks good. I didn't have any chilli flakes, so used 1 whole green chilli. I also added cheese.Yummy!
3rd Aug, 2013
I made this as part of a Spanish themed evening with friends, I only made it as a light filler, but everyone raved about it. I did add smoked paprika, and extra hot chilli flakes which gave a little kick every now and then - brilliant recipe will do again and again - would be perfect for a picinic
23rd Jun, 2012
I made this, and hubby very impressed! It's crying out for smoked paprika, which I added.
21st Jun, 2012
This was very simple but I was amazed that a table of ten including 5 teenagers all loved it. Season potatoes well but not the egg.
16th Nov, 2011
Really tasty. Tried it tonight as a practice for a spanish evening in a couple of weeks. Will definately be one of the tapas.
iruz88's picture
17th Aug, 2011
Never tasted potatoes like this... so yummy.... and its super healthy... wow !!
6th Feb, 2011
Made this for a dinner party last night and it was a massive hit! Did it with patas bravas and chilli prawns as a starter. Everyone loved it - was hoping for some left overs, but no such luck! Dish was okay to prepare -will be much easier next time. Will certainly be making it again!


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