(Tortilla De Patatas – Spanish Omelette ) & Park Guell

10 Jun

After my Spain Vacation, I was keen to learn about their Cuisine. Suprisingly this spanish Omelette is the one, I used to make very often for my child as a complete meal.  I did n’t invent this dish, I came to know it long back from my friend Sharada. She is good in Malabar Recipes.

It was interesting to know that Spanish use olive oil in almost all the dishes. Garlic is one more ingredient they love to add in to the recipe.

I prepared this Spanish Omelette with a little variation from the original one. In the Original, they add the Olive oil, raw sliced potatoes and saute it with onions then followed by beaten egg. They use more oil to let the potatoes cook in that. But I use little oil of any type, boiled & smashed potatoes and corriander leaves as a variation.


  1. Olive oil – 1 Tbs
  2. Onion – 2 , finely chopped
  3. Egg – 4 , beaten
  4. Potatoes – 2 , medium sized, boiled and smashed
  5. Salt for taste
  6. Corriander leaves – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  7. Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Method :

1. Add the oil to the small pan and add onions. Saute it till it becomes slight brown in color.

2. Add the smashed potatoes, coriander leaves and salt to the beaten egg and pour it into the sauted onions. It should be atleast 1/2 inch thickness or little more.

3. Lower the heat and let it cook for 5 minutes and with the help of the other pan just flip it over and cook on the other side for 2 min, because we dont want to break it by doing the usual way.

4. Serve it warm. Good to have as a breakfast and also as a side dish.


Let’s look at this Spain attraction Today…..Park Güell

Yesterday in my post I have wrote a little about the Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi. This is one of his Garden city project, initiated by Güell and designed by Gaudi. It was a city planning project aimed at building houses for the spanish people. It was developed by them in a 35 acre  hilly area very close to  barcelona. Surrounded  by trees and a unique architectural buildings with colorful marble pieces in his creations can inspire anyone. You can also visit Gaudi and Güell’s house inside this park and it is two among the 3 houses they built .This project was a failure  financially, but it was taken over by the city and converted in to open park. One can have a glorious view of the city from here enjoying the nature around them.

Some of the pictures…….

View of Barcelona city and seashore from Park Güell.

One among the three houses that he has built in this park.

You can see the colorful art work with marbles .

Open terrace of the building and view of Barcelona city and seashore.

This is piece of wall ceiling with colorful marble decoration.

At the main entrance to this Park Güell.

The two hut buildings near to the entrance.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and include this place in your list of attractions to visit in Barcelona. You will have a nice peaceful and woderful feeling in there.


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  1. Sushma Mallya

    June 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Different type of omlette using potato as well..but looks very delicious….and beautiful pics again…

  2. Malar Gandhi

    June 11, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Very fulfilling omlette:) Thanks for sharing those pictures, kool:)

  3. Priya

    June 11, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Tortilla looks irresistible, beautiful clicks of park guell..very pleasant to eyes..

  4. Hema

    June 11, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Lovely pictures about spain again. Beautiful. Omlette is very tempting.

  5. Rach

    June 11, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Spanish omelette looks nice. I usually add the chopped potatoes directly into the pan, I stir fry and cook till its done, then add the eggs. I don’ t use another pan, instead I cover with a plate, turtle it so that the omelette is on the plate , then carefully transfer it back to the pan and cook the other side. Since, you have learnt it after you spanish holidays, your version must be more spanish I guess 🙂 You have nice pictures here as well. Looks like you love photography 🙂

  6. Manju Rajender

    June 11, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Definitely a gr8 breakfast dish. Now-a-days when I open ur post I just say wow!!! Everything has improved a lot and I love ur spain travelogue. Very good !!!

  7. Ushnish Ghosh

    June 11, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Dear Sridevi
    Thanks for your note at my recent blog. I have been enjoying your recent posts, the lobster rice , egg custard and the superb coverage of Spain.
    I am going to make your variation of Spanish omelet tomorrow bfast and with your permission will put few garlic in one of them.
    Have a nice weekend

  8. Suman Singh

    June 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    great…enjoy reading your post every time…lovely pictures…nw coming back to the Omelette, mm..looks fantastic…super yummy!

  9. Suja Sugathan

    June 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Great breakfast..looks so nice.enjoyed reading your post dear..beautiful pics great insight into Spanish life and culture..thanks for sharing dear.

  10. julie

    October 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Spanish omelette looks delicious,perfect filling one!!!
    Thanx Sridevi for dropping by my space & leaving your sweet comments..Hoping to c u often 🙂