Is the Spanish omelette actually Basque?

The potato omelette also known as Spanish omelette could have been invented during the Carlist Wars and the general Tomás de Zumalácarregui could be the person who popularize the potato omelette.

We don’t know if it is true or not, but the most important thing we know is that the potato omelette is one of the most loved dishes in the Basque Country (Wikipedia says…)

Do you know how to cook it? I hope so.

If you know, or not… continue reading because you will learn Basque while you read the recipe of this tasty dish.

We’ll start with the five ingredients you need. Actually you need only four, as onions are not compulsory, but we LOVE them! (and if you add some garlic… it will be amazing!).

Itxura ederra du! (=It looks great!)

How to cook a potato omelette:

  1. Peel the onion.
  2. Chop the onion.
  3. Peel the potatoes.
  4. Chop the potatoes.
  5. Fry the potatoes with the onion (actually you must boil them in oil)
  6. Beat the eggs.
  7. Mix the eggs with the potatoes and the onion.
  8. Add a pinch of salt.
  9. Heat a pan.
  10. Add some oil to the pan.
  11. Fry the mix (both sides).


If you have a nice dinner, cook it and leave a comment!

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