Vague omelette or potato omelette for foreigners, the recipe for Sacha Hormaechea

As I told you, at the end of the act, some chefs took the stage and prepared their tortilla recipe live and this, the vague tortilla or potato omelet for foreigners, was the recipe taught by the great Sacha Hormaechea.

The denomination of vague tortilla or potato tortilla for foreigners comes from its simplicity since it is an omelet that should not be turned around – a difficult taste for the uninitiated – and that maintains its delicious flavor and essence. When those who start getting used to doing this we will give them the second lesson and teach them to turn around the tortilla in a simple way so that they enjoy the classic potato tortilla recipe, common throughout our geography. Today’s is a very juicy tortilla – Betanzos style – since it only curdles below, beating the beaten egg and the decoration.


For 4 people

  • Egg5
  • Potato4
  • Salt to taste
  • Caramelized onion (optionally)100 g
  • Iberian ham (optionally)100 g

How to make the vague tortilla or potato tortilla for foreigners from Sacha Hormaechea

Difficulty: Easy

  • Total time20 m
  • 20 m cooking

As Sacha explained live, the first part is to make potato chips or homemade potato chips. To do this, we cut the potatoes with a mandolin and wash and dry them well. Then, fry them in very hot olive oil until they are crispy.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and then add the potatoes. A pinch of salt and everything is ready to make the tortilla for foreigners in the pan. The peculiarity of this tortilla is that it curds only on one side, leaving the top raw and juicy.

Once we see that the tortilla slides on the surface of the pan if we give it some circular movements, we will know that it is already done, letting it cook until the proportion of raw beaten egg on the top is the most appetizing.

We slide the tortilla to the plate in which we are going to serve it and finish the recipe decorating it with the optional ingredients. Finally, there is the matter of decorating the tortilla, adding the optional ingredients.

The discussion of whether the tortilla is better with or without onion is over. We add a little onion confit in one area and in the other we do not put it, and the matter resolved. In addition, if we want, we can add some Iberian ham flakes and thus combine in this dish the two winners of the ranking, the tortilla, and the Iberian ham.

With what to accompany the vague potato tortilla for foreigners from Sacha Hormaechea

Like all potato tortillas, you can accompany this recipe of vague tortilla or potato omelet for foreigners from Sacha Hormaechea with a salad of lettuce and tomato or with another of your taste. I recommend the tomato and avocado salad with basil that is great with the tortilla and is prepared in a moment.

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