Potato Omelette

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Potato Omelette also called Tortilla de Patatas in Spain is a very popular in Algeria (a legacy from Spanish culture), this omelette is thick and made with potatoes, eggs and onions. Everyone in Algeria loves this recipe as it makes for a (fast-to-prepare) tasty dish!

Serves 8


  • 6 big potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • A small bunch of parsley
  • 4 cloves of garlic (for me)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Olive oil for frying



  1. Peel and cut the potatoes in small cubes.
  2. Wash the potatoes and put them into a colander.
  3. On a hot heat, add a large non stick pan and pour a little of olive oil.
  4. Add the cut potatoes and fry until the potatoes turns golden brown.
  5. In a large bowl, add the eggs, the chopped parsley, the chopped garlic, the salt and the black pepper.
  6. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  7. Pour the mix on the entire surface of the potatoes.
  8. Cook on a medium heat until the bottom turns golden.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and place a plate (larger than the size of the pan) on a top of the pan and flip slowly the omelette.
  10. Slide the omelette from the plate to the pan and cook the reverse side until the bottom turns brown color.
  11. Slide the cooked omelette on a serving dish and eat hot with a salad on the side.

The omelette is thick, the parsley and the garlic bring a nice flavors.

Bon Appetit.

60 thoughts on “Potato Omelette

  1. It’s very popular here in Lux and also in France 🙂 We love it at home, but yours looks fantastic and so delicious. Such a great idea for a nice lunch for work- I could bring it with me and eat it even cold. Great recipe Linda- as always 😀

  2. Your tortilla looks so crisp and golden. I like it cold too. It was standard picnic fare when I lived in Spain served with olives and crusty bread.

  3. Lovely looking omelette 🙂 This was one of the first dishes that my sister came home and made after her first year at university in England. So, I have always connected the Spanish omelette with her since then. Have a good day!

    • I’m glad you are familiar and like this delicious omelette, Ahila 🙂 We really like it at home (especially my father). When I was young, after a long day on the beach, we prepared sandwiches stuffed with this omelette, a very good souvenir. Have a nice day!

  4. Delicious dish, Linda! And just the way I like it…nice and crispy potatoes! This looks like the perfect meal for me…breakfast, lunch or dinner. 🙂 Please don’t mind me as I wander around your blog and catch up on all I’ve missed in my absence. It does appear I’ve missed a lot, as your blog seems to be overflowing with delicious inspiration! 😀

    • Welcome, welcome, welcome back Nancy 🙂 A beautiful surprise, I’m so happy to see you back, we really missed you my Dear Friend. I hope you’re fully recovered and I’m waiting for your new delectable recipes.
      The omelette is tasty and so fast to prepare 😀 You will like it!
      Have lovely weekend xxx

  5. I love, love, potatoes and love it in a simple omelette like this. Iranian cuisine has a similar omelette, a home dish which uses lots of potatoes, onions and tomatoes. I like your far more savory with greens in it. One of those yummy dishes when family decides to go meatless. 🙂

    • Fae, I love potatoes too, we always have a bag at home 😉 This omelette is also on sale in each corner of the city of Algiers, sometimes stuffed into a French baguette and sometimes on a plate with a little of harissa on the side for ‘amateur’ of spice 🙂 Always good and tasty.

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