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


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 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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9th Jan, 2011
I added a little smoked paprika, chorizo and sweet peppers and have made my third one today. Excellent dish for guests.
12th Apr, 2010
@baltar I am unaware which type of potatoes you used a Spanish omelette is best with waxy potatoes. If your potatoes were too floury then that may explain why they fell apart.
8th Apr, 2010
Delicious and really easy to cook!
30th Aug, 2009
Tastes great, and I like the idea of putting it in the oven instead of the usual method of cooking it on slow heat in the frying pan. One problem I've always had with this dish is step.1 where the potatoes are fried; my potatoes seem to always break up into small pieces instead of retaining their sliced shape - any siuggestions to stop this from happening?
24th May, 2009
Mine needed much longer cooking time as the potatoes were still a bit too raw. However, they were very well received and tasted delicious.
2nd May, 2009
I made these using fresh chilli and added spring onions - they tasted and looked great. Not only did my guests like them but also my one year old daughter!
22nd Dec, 2008
I made these as nibbles for a christmas party. They were a big hit especially with the veggies. They are really easy and very tasty. I chopped mine up about an inch square andstabbed cocktail sticks in to them. They looked fab!
1st Jun, 2008
Made this for a tapas themed party, very popular, worked really well.
28th Feb, 2008
I first made this for a spanish themed lunch along with other tapas dishes and it was a big hit with my friends. I also make a huge dishful when having a barbecue and allow people to help themselves - a nice alternative to new potatoes. Very tasty and low fat too!
8th Nov, 2007
Made this for a Spanish evening and served with flaming Chorizo, Patas Bravas, meat Platter, Cheese and quince jelly and bread. I would make the potato chuncks bigger next time as mine were a bit small for Tapas. Great served with cold Spanish dry Sherry!


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