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Tortilla Española with Pisto Recipe

Receta de Tortilla Española con Pisto

10 minutes

4 servings

Spaniards love eggs, especially when they are used in a tortilla española, or omelet. The classic tortilla has four ingredients – eggs, potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and salt – but this version is a bit more adventurous and uses pisto, a slow cooked vegetable medley, instead of potatoes.



Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 5.8 oz/165 gr;
Calories 294;
Calories from Fat 227;
Total Fat 25.5 gr (39%);
Saturated Fat 5.3 gr (27%);
Trans Fat 0 gr;
Cholesterol 372 mg (124%);
Sodium 809 mg (34%);
Total Carbohydrates 3 gr (1%);
Fiber 1 gr (3%);
Sugars 1 gr;
Protein 13 gr (26%);
Vitamin A 23%;
Vitamin C 10%;
Calcium 8%;
Iron 13%;

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

How To Cook


Crack the eggs into a large bowl and mix in salt. Spoon out half the jar of pisto, making sure to leave behind excess oil, and add to the eggs. Stir until combined.


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small sauté pan over a medium flame. When the pan is hot, add the egg mixture and stir briskly a few times with a wooden spoon to prevent the eggs from sticking. Shake the pan in a circular motion for 10 seconds to keep the mixture loose as the eggs start to cook. Lower the temperature and cook for one minute more.


Place a plate over the pan and invert the pan and plate together so the tortilla winds up on the plate, raw side down. If the pan looks dry, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Return the tortilla to the pan by sliding it back in, raw side down. Cook for another 60 seconds, until the bottom has fully set. To us, the perfect tortilla is very creamy and slightly runny in the middle.


Slide the finished tortilla onto a serving plate and garnish with a few basil leaves or sprigs of thyme and serve. Tortilla can be served warm, room temperature, or cold – just be sure to garnish right before serving.

Ratings and Reviews


1 Reviews

Really easy and delicious, once you have the flipping part down.

June 2017