Potato and Red Pepper Frittata

Based on Tortilla Espanola, this Spanish dish is traditionally accompanied by garlic mayo, but it is also delicious on its own.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, November 2003


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem, ribs, and seeds removed, then thinly sliced in strips
  • 2 russet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into thin slices
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In an 8-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in skillet. Add potatoes; season generously with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, tossing often, until potatoes are tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer potatoes to bowl with onion mixture; toss to combine. Return mixture to skillet; flatten with a metal spatula.

  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs with rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Pour over potato mixture; tilt pan to distribute evenly. Bake until set, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into wedges, and serve.

Cook's Notes

You can use leftover boiled or baked potatoes in place of the raw ones. Simply slice them and add to the onion mixture at the end of step 2. It's okay if the potatoes do not cook evenly. Some will be browned; some will only be translucent.


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