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

People who buy organic food could be killing the environment

And it's not any healthier for you either

by Tom Fordy
02 Dec 2016

Here’s what happens to your body a whole day after drinking Red Bull

Red Bull gives you...

by Emily Badiozzaman
23 Nov 2016

The McDonald's Big Mac recipe is about to get a new ingredient

Things will get hot 'n' spicy for the classic burger

by Tom Fordy
16 Nov 2016

The 20 coolest restaurants in Manchester

15 Nov 2016

The most epic and odd McDonald’s meals you can eat around the world

Grab your passport, you've got a new world tour to plan

by David Cornish
14 Nov 2016

The secret of McDonald’s Coke has been revealed

Yes, you weren't wrong - McDonald's really does have the sweetest Coke of all

11 Nov 2016

The Pret Christmas sandwiches are here

And even the vegans get to join in

by David Cornish
08 Nov 2016

Best warm and boozy drinks for winter

Put some fire in your belly

by David Cornish
04 Nov 2016

Best pub in the UK on how to takeover a pub without gentrifying

by Sam Diss
02 Nov 2016

This East London local has just been named Michelin Pub of the Year

by Tom Fordy
31 Oct 2016