Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

How to make the perfect tortilla

Tortilla de patatas.JPG

Put quite simply, we don't quite know what we'd do without eggs.

Having saved us from total starvation on many occasions (well, almost), eggs have proved to be the best food friend a man could hope to have.

But after poaching them, scrambling them, frying them and boiling them, we're in need of something a bit different. We spoke to Omar Allibhoy, owner of Tapas Revolution, who taught us how to make a tortilla, aka a new way of not getting bored of your eggs.

Ingredients

1kg of potatoes

1 Spanish Onion

Olive oil

A pinch of table salt

10 eggs aprox

Preparation

Slice the potatoes and onions thinly (3mm thick) and fry them in the olive oil over a high heat till golden (around 12 -15 minutes) while stirring from time to time so they cook evenly. Drain them and mix with the eggs and season with a pinch of salt. If you have the time, leave the mix for at least 30 minutes.

To make the tortilla, place a non-stick pan over a medium heat and drizzle a bit of olive oil on it. Pour the tortilla mix inside the pan and lower the heat to a minimum. After five minutes, with the help of a plate (always wider than the pan) cover the pan and while holding it tight with your hand flip the side of the tortilla and slide the uncooked-side of the tortilla back into the pan (Note: if it is the first time you flip a tortilla, you better practice with the plate and an empty pan first). Depending on the size and depth of the pan in relation with the amount of tortilla mix, this will determine the amount of time it needs to be cooked. I recommend eating the tortilla when it’s still runny in the middle.

Serve it with aioli.

Tapas Revolution can be found in Westfield London and Bluewater Kent

Related

Buritto.jpg

How to make a burrito

Chilli 48008.jpg

How to make the perfect chilli

HERO_TigerPrawns.jpg

How to make grilled tiger prawns

Comments

More

Introducing the KFC Clean-Eating Burger

All is not what it seems

by Matt Tate
24 Feb 2017

Science says 5-a-day is now 10-a-day

Apples galore

by Matt Tate
23 Feb 2017

The Crème Egg Scotch Egg is a legitimate thing now

These look equal parts amazing and deadly

22 Feb 2017

There's a subreddit dedicated to eating oranges in the shower

Simply the zest

21 Feb 2017

Someone's made rum ham and milk steak from "Always Sunny"

"I'm sorry rum ham!"

by Alex Finnis
21 Feb 2017

The president of Iceland wants to ban pineapple on pizza

The whole country, not the supermarket

by Emily Badiozzaman
21 Feb 2017

A workmen's cafe just accidentally got a Michelin star

Business briefly boomed

by Gary Ogden
20 Feb 2017

This graphic of Nutella's ingredients will ruin it for you forever

Nothing you love can survive.

by Sam Diss
17 Feb 2017

11 of the world's most insane Michelin-starred restaurants

From unassuming venues to downright wacky dishes

by Keyan Milanian
15 Feb 2017

Burger King are handing out sex toys with meals

The fast food chain is offering cheeky gifts with the special Valentine's meals

14 Feb 2017