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In Spain, tortilla refers to a hearty egg-and-potato dish that's eaten warm or cold any time of day. Red bell pepper gives this version another layer of flavor.

Source: Everyday Food, April 2009
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Use a large piece of eggshell to remove any bits of shell that may have fallen into the bowl when cracking the eggs.

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  • ALR10051676DW
    23 NOV, 2017
    MINOUCHKA -- I love this easy and delish recipe. Made it several times. Added to the potatoes sliced asparagus or chopped spinach and a bid of shredded cheese, or whatever I had on hand as a veggie. Also it makes a great lunch or light supper w/ crusty bread on the side. MM MM GOOD!
  • Sherrmy
    22 APR, 2010
    Nice to see this. We ate it for dinner frequently when I was growing up in the 1960s - and we're Italians!
    • MS12436888
      25 FEB, 2017
      My family did too! It was Friday dinner, since as Catholics did back, then we didn't eat meat on that day.
  • MS11707576
    15 OCT, 2015
    How thick are the potatoes sliced????????
  • MS10988074
    2 JUL, 2015
    At the heart of the Spanish tortilla are eggs and potatoes. So, yea, it is a potato heavy dish. This is a great variation while keeping the important potato heavy aspect, as it should be.
  • LLGray
    28 NOV, 2014
    This recipe is a great lower-calorie alternative to a quiche or a breakfast casserole. So delicious!
  • MS10755027
    17 DEC, 2013
    don't eat white potatoes, so used red pepper, shallots, yellow squash. used tiny bit of sharp cheddar in eggs. perfect.
  • Chengetai04
    14 JAN, 2013
    The recipe was okIt's a very potato rich dish and like others I added mushroom and I also added some spinach. It wasn't too flavorful and I think it would have been much better with cheese. This is a family dinner dish so that it can be eaten in one sitting because you will get tired of digging into it everyday! Can be used as a good side for chicken. I suggest you add what appeals your taste buds and how health conscious you are. Bacon, salsa on top, cheese, cream of mushroom all sound good.
  • DianeThTrien
    25 SEP, 2011
    Fast, easy and pretty good! And you can put in any vegetable that's in the fridge.
  • nonnyc24
    21 AUG, 2011
    I've made this several times just as the recipe suggests. Everyone has loved it. Last time my grandson eyed it questionably, tasted it, and then ate about half! It must be good!
  • KileyLagan
    8 MAR, 2011
    As earlier post, I added mushrooms to saute as well

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