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Spanish Tortilla Recipe

Looking for an easy Spanish Tortilla recipe? Learn how to make Spanish Tortilla using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chalktalk

Makes 4 servings



A Spanish tortilla is a potato-and-egg omelet found on numerous menus throughout Spain. Traditionally these are cooked in heaps of olive oil. This version uses less oil, so it's lower in calories, and if you use precooked diced potatoes, it's faster too.

Recipe Ingredients for Spanish Tortilla

3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup diced red potatoes,
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
6 large eggs
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Spanish Tortilla

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

  2. Lightly whisk eggs and egg whites in a large bowl.

  3. Gently stir the potato mixture into the eggs along with 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).

  4. 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.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 204.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.4g
24%
Saturated Fat
5.5g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
330mg
110%
Sodium
404mg
17%
Potassium
502mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
10.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
18.2g
Vitamin A 55% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 19% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
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