Spanish tortilla de patatas y chorizo

October 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm 4 comments

So here’s a fun fact; Johnny loves The George Lopez Show. He watches it from time to time. This, of course, results in me being forced to listen to The George Lopez Show from time to time as well. Ha.

The other night, after having successfully zoned out on my computer,
I’m disrupted by my darling Johnny shouting, “SILLY! I WANT CHORIZO AND EGGS!”


“Johnny, do you even know what chorizo is?”

“Well, kinda. George Lopez likes it. It sounds tasty. Can you make it for me?”

*Shakes head* “Sure, babe. I’ll make you chorizo and eggs.”

And there, my friends, was my inspiration for breakfast…and of course, this post!

A Spanish tortilla is a traditional Spanish dish, often served as tapas. The recipe is typically quite simple, usually containing nothing more than olive oil, eggs, potatoes, onions, salt & pepper. I chose to spice mine up with some chorizo to please my man. 🙂 Here is my recipe for it!

Spanish tortilla de patas y chorizo

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 small red potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 c bell pepper. diced
  • 2 links spanish chorizo, casings removed
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
Add the potatoes and onions. Season with salt and pepper.


In a separate pan, brown the chorizo.


Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl and set aside.


Add the peppers and cooked chorizo to the potatoes and onions.


Arrange ingredients in one, even layer in the pan. Add the eggs.


Allow to cook about 10 minutes, or until the eggs are mostly set,
making sure to use your spatula around the edges to keep it loose in the pan.

(Note: Traditionally when the eggs set, you flip the tortilla onto a plate and slide it back into the pan. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for it. This morning I was not,so rather I placed the pan into a preheated oven
at 400º for 5 minutes more to set the top.)

Remove from oven and let set for about 10 minutes before serving.


To serve, carefully flip tortilla onto a plate.


Slice into wedges and enjoy!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Your Mommy~  |  October 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Your fridge needs a picture of your mommy! LOL 🙂

    Sounds yummy my love!

  • 2. Diana  |  October 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    That looks amazing and I am always looking for a fun way to use eggs. I feel eggs are like my comfort food and Benjamin LOVES them. Quick question – do you think the flavor of this dish would be good with a little salsa on top after cooking? I am just asking because it looks like something I may try to give my grandfather as a surprise and he loves salsa on eggs!!

  • 3. twentysomethingandstarving  |  October 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    To be completely honest Ms. Jones, I would have put salsa on mine if I had any lol. So yes, I say do it.

  • 4. Joby  |  October 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I ❤ chorizo.


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