Spanish Tortilla

  • Active Time 40m
  • Total Time 40m

6 servings

Don’t confuse this with the flour or corn tortillas you use to make wraps. A Spanish tortilla is a potato-and-egg omelet found on numerous menus throughout Spain. Traditionally these are cooked in heaps of olive oil. Our version uses less oil, so it’s lower in calories, and if you use precooked diced potatoes, it’s faster too.

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup precooked diced red potatoes (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup shredded Manchego or Jack cheese
  • 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Tip: Look for precooked diced potatoes in the refrigerated section of most supermarket produce departments.

directions

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the potatoes, thyme and paprika and cook for 2 minutes more.

Lightly whisk the eggs and egg whites in a large bowl. Gently stir the potato mixture into the eggs along with the cheese, spinach, salt and pepper until combined. Wipe the pan clean; add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture, cover and cook until the edges are set and the bottom is browned, 4 to 5 minutes (it will still be moist in the center).

To flip the tortilla, run a spatula gently around the edges to loosen them. Invert a large plate over the pan and turn out the tortilla onto it. Slide the tortilla back into the pan and continue cooking until completely set in the middle, 3 to 6 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7771

nutrition information per serving

178 calories; 9g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 217mg cholesterol; 433mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 12g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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