Tortilla Española


Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelet, holds a special place in the heart of Spanish cuisine. With its humble yet comforting ingredients of potatoes, eggs, and onions, it has been a staple dish in households and tapas bars across Spain for generations. However, like all classic recipes, there’s always an exciting opportunity to innovate. Today, we are going to embark on a culinary journey that honors this traditional dish that we all love, while incorporating an exciting twist: potato chips (with a touch of piquillo peppers and jamón as well.)  But first, let’s learn a bit about the dish itself. 

 What is Tortilla Española?

At its core, Tortilla Española is a simple yet delicious dish consisting of thinly sliced potatoes, onions (while some do like it without onions), and eggs. Traditionally cooked in olive oil until golden and slightly crispy on the outside while remaining tender on the inside, it's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed hot or cold, as a tapa, or as a main course…at any point of the day!

What makes Tortilla Española so popular?

Tortilla Española's popularity stems from its versatility, simplicity, and irresistible flavor. It's a dish that transcends meal times, fitting equally well as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Its ingredients are humble and inexpensive, yet when combined, they create a dish that is greater than the sum of its parts. Whether enjoyed as a comforting meal at home or shared among friends in a bustling tapas bar, Tortilla Española brings people together and evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia.

How does the use of potato chips change the traditional recipe?

Introducing Bonilla a la Vista chips into the classic Tortilla Española recipe adds a delightful crunch and depth of flavor. An exciting and quick substitute to the classic use of potatoes. The chips, made from premium potatoes and seasoned to perfection, bring a unique texture and savory taste to the dish. As they mingle with the eggs and peppers, they infuse the tortilla with an irresistible crispiness and a touch of saltiness, elevating it to new heights while still maintaining the essence of the original recipe.

Is it difficult to make Tortilla Española with potato chips?

Not at all! In fact, using potato chips simplifies the process by eliminating the need to peel, slice, and cook fresh potatoes. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create a delicious Tortilla Española with Bonilla a la Vista chips in no time. It's a beginner-friendly recipe that yields impressive results, perfect for both seasoned home cooks and those just starting their culinary journey.

How can I customize Tortilla Española with potato chips to suit my taste?

One of the beautiful things about Tortilla Española is its versatility and adaptability. Feel free to experiment with different flavors of potato chips to create your own unique twist on this classic dish. You can also add other ingredients such as cheese, spices, or vegetables to customize it to your liking. Whether you prefer a traditional approach or enjoy pushing culinary boundaries, Tortilla Española with potato chips offers endless possibilities for creativity and personalization.

Join us as we dive into this recipe of Tortilla Española with a savory crunchy twist – a celebration of both tradition and innovation. 


Serves 3-4 people.

  • Bonilla a la Vista chips (50g)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of piquillo pepper mix
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sliced Jamón de Bellota for decoration


1. Prepare the Eggs: Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl. Whisk them vigorously until smooth.

2. Add Chips: Crumble the entire 50g bag of Bonilla a la Vista chips into the bowl with the beaten eggs.

3. Mix Well: Stir the mixture thoroughly, ensuring that the chips are evenly distributed and slightly broken down. Use a fork to help incorporate the chips.

4. Add Piquillo Pepper Mix: Incorporate 1 1/2 teaspoons of piquillo pepper mix into the egg and chip mixture. Stir well to evenly distribute.

5. Cook the Tortilla: Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add a drizzle of oil. Once hot, pour the egg and chip mixture into the pan, spreading it out evenly. Let it cook for about 1 minute or until the edges start to set.

6. Flip the Tortilla: Carefully flip the tortilla using a plate to assist you. Slide the tortilla onto the plate, then invert the frying pan over the plate and flip both together. Return the pan to the heat and slide the tortilla back into the pan to cook the other side. Cook for about 40 seconds or until fully set.

7. Rest: Remove the tortilla from the pan and let it rest for about 10 minutes to allow it to set and cool slightly.

8. Serve: Once rested, transfer the tortilla to a serving plate. Arrange slices of Jamón de Bellota on top for decoration.

9. Enjoy: Serve the Tortilla with Bonilla a la Vista chips warm or at room temperature. Slice it into wedges and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures!

Buen Provecho!

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An iconic dish from Spain, this tortilla with bonilla a la vista chips is the perfect dish for a gathering of friends or family.

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