Photo taken at Rocablanca Restaurant in Malasana, Madrid. Learn the key words in English before going here and expect noisy and frantic service. FANTASTIC!

When in Spain you obviously need to sample the traditional dishes and hope that there is enough time to taste the wide array of delicious things on offer. One of these is obviously the Spanish tortilla – calling it an omelette is a tad deceiving as the ratio of egg:potato is low and it is thus less of the omelette we are familiar with and can be more closely compared to the Italian frittata

The history of the Spanish tortilla is unclear, but you can read a couple of theories here. It is a simple and cheap dish to produce and yet there’s something thoroughly satisfying about it, whether you eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a finger food. It can be consumed hot or cold and kept for 2-3 days in the fridge. Continue reading