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Recipe for family meals :

Spanish Tortilla

This recipe is from the SodaMail Recipes in Time! newsletter which is written by Chele who also has her own website, Chele's Treasures <click here>

Chele is a single mother of three young boys who manages to find the time to run her own desktop publishing and personalisation service from her home and also writes the popular SodaMail newsletter Recipes in Time! three days a week.

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More History and Facts on the Tortilla

Tortilla - a name given by the Spaniards to the unleavened flat bread they found in Mexico among the Aztec in the sixteenth century. The word "tortilla" comes from the Spanish word "torta" which means round cake.

Here is an interesting web page that documents how tortillas (corn) are traditionally made <click here>

To see recipes for:

Corn Tortilla <click here>
Flour Tortilla <click here>


1 pound potatoes, peeled
1 large onion, diced
1/4 c olive oil
5 eggs
salt and pepper

  • Slice the potatoes as thin as possible and dry with a paper towel.
  • Sauté potatoes and onions in olive oil over medium heat, turning frequently, until golden brown (about three minutes).
  • Meanwhile, beat the eggs with salt and pepper until foamy, 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Pour the eggs over the potatoes, cover, lower the heat, and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes, until the omelette is set and the bottom is golden brown.
  • Slide the omelette onto a plate, cover with the other plate, flip, and slide the omelette back into the pan, so that the cooked side is on top.
  • Cover and cook for about 5 minutes longer.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.

Betcha Didn't Know This!

Tortilla sales have now become second only to sliced bread as the number two packaged bread product sold, passing bagels and muffins.

Serves 6