how to make potato omelet

How to make potato omelet at home

How delicious is the potato omelet! Most of them remember that as a child it was one of our favorite foods and surely it still is. It is a classic easy recipe that everyone likes. Therefore we want to explain how to prepare a classic potato omelet most easily.

If you are a beginner in the kitchen or if you are looking for a way to get the perfect potato omelet, start gathering the basic ingredients (eggs, potatoes, and onions), put on your apron, and take note of how to make potato omelet step by step.


  •  3 medium potatoes (about 1/2 kg)
  •  1 medium onion
  •  4 eggs
  •  Oil for frying potatoes
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Pepper to taste (optional)

Follow these steps how to make potato omelet

To start with this potato omelet recipe, start by washing, peeling and cutting the potatoes “Spanish style”, that is, into slices of about 4 mm. This thickness of the slices is one of the tricks to make a perfect and delicious omelet, but there is more. However, you can also cut them into small blocks or triangles.

Put the oil in the pan over high heat. When it is hot, fry the potatoes until you see them well done, but it is not necessary to brown them.

When they are ready, reserve the potatoes on a plate. We recommend putting a piece of absorbent kitchen paper on the plate to remove excess oil from the potatoes.

While the potatoes are drained on the kitchen paper, as this is a recipe for potato omelet with onion, now you have to cut the onion into cubes or half a julienne.

Pour the onion in the oil to make it well over medium heat. You can still serve the same oil to fry the potatoes. Fry the onion until the pieces are transparent.

While the onion is being made, take the chance to beat the 4 eggs in a bowl, with salt to taste and, if you want, also some pepper.

Once the onions are transparent, add the beaten egg and potatoes to the pan.

Cook the potato omelet over low or medium heat. But checking the bottom with a spatula so that it does not stick or burn.

If you do not have a special pan to make tortillas, which is like two frying pans joined together and with a closure to turn the tortilla without problems. So with the help of a plate or a cover of the pan itself you will have to turn it.

To turn the potato omelet, you have to place the lid or the plate on the pan and then, turn it. So that the pan is on top and the plate or lid is down with the tortilla supported. After this, you have to place the part of the tortilla that was on top without cooking, and that is now down touching the plate or lid. On the surface of the pan, so that the omelet is finished cooking. To do this, carefully slide the omelet over the pan, gradually tilting the lid or the plate. So that it falls into the right place in the pan and you can leave it well placed.

Finish cooking the potato omelet over low heat for about 5 more minutes. Take it out of the pan and place it on a plate, ready to eat!

Now that you know this recipe for potato omelet in the pan, we recommend you to know other versions of the typical Spanish omelet. If you want to read more articles similar to How to make potato omelet, we recommend you visit our Food category.


You can add a little chopped chorizo. If you add it, you can cook it together with the onion.

Any other ingredient that you want to add to the potato omelet recipe. You will have to put it at the time of combining the egg with the potatoes and previously cooked.

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