Saturday, 10 August 2013

Tortilla egg & potato

My first taste of tortilla was at my friend, F's house.  F can really cook very well and I miss her and those gatherings we had.  That was the last meal that we shared together as now she is back in her own country.  Wish one day we can come together again to cook and dined.  Those days brought fond memories.

Initially I got missed up with tortilla and tortilla wrap.  To me, tortilla was like a naan wrapped with fillings.  Thus when I had my first taste, I was relatively surprised.  

Now I know the difference and realised my mistake.  Tortilla (Spanish) is what you see now, while those wrap (Mexican) is known as Tortita!  

My tortilla with egg and potato turned out too flat.  I should have used a smaller frying pan to create that height.

Nevertheless, my little one gave me an approval for this and now it is another easy lunch added to our menu.

I’m submitting this to LTU August – Eggs that was originally organized by Zoe@Bake for Happy Kids and Mui Mui@My Little Favourite DIY & is currently hosted by Yen@Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out.

What you need:

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 small onion, peeled and diced small
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup green peas (optional)
1 small tomato (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
6 or 7" frying pan


Using a decent amount of oil, cook onion and potatoes till it soften.  Drained off the excess oil.

Using the same frying pan, add the cooked potatoe mixture, green peas and tomatoes.  Season a little with salt.

Spread it evenly round the frying pan.

Add in salt and pepper to the egg mixture.

Pour evenly round the potatoes.  

Set on low flame, cooked the tortilla to a nice brown.  

Put a plate over the frying pan and turned the tortilla over to the plate.  Slip it back into the frying pan to cook the other side till golden brown.

Either serve hot or room temperature



  1. Hi Edith! This I love potatoes and egg and this combination looks good! And it can all be created in just one pan, yum yum!

    1. Yes, easy and fuss free isn't it? Best, it was yummy.

  2. HI Edith,
    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely egg dish to LTU.

    This is new to me. Thanks again for sharing the difference between tortilla and tortita. I know my kids will love this very much cause there is eggs and potato. I am going to cook this soon :D

    1. Mui, I think eggs and potatoes are kids' fav food.

  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com11 August 2013 at 17:10

    Edith, yummy and can be just a one pot dish too :)

  4. Hi Edith,

    Although potato and egg are inexpensive basic ingredients, I reckon they can be delicacy too being best partners in food... Just like your egg and potato tortilla :D


    1. Thanks Zoe and it is very true, cheap and good and delicious too.

  5. Hi Edith, we also love the Spanish tortilla. This is very nice and filling, great for a quick lunch.

    1. A pity it was flat, will keep on working on it to get the idea height.

  6. I remembered my first tortilla, prepared by a Spanish classmate. At a farewell party, she brought her Spanish tortilla, with quite a lot of onions and potatoes and of course eggs. It was delicious. Your tortilla brings fond memories of that day. I have not made one in a pan, but have baked my omelette instead :-D


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