Tortilla Española of Summer Squash

July 19, 2013

Author Notes:

Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelet, is hands down the most commonly served dish in Spain. The quintessential tortilla contains potatoes and onions, but there are lots of variations of it and people tend to get creative with the combos (red peppers and onions, mixed veggies, peas and even some containing ham or tuna fish).

honest fare

Serves: 4-6


  • 8-10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 summer squash (a yellow and green)
  • fresh parsley
  • kosher sea salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 yellow onion
In This Recipe


  1. Heavily whisk eggs and milk with about 1/3 tsp salt and a little pepper in a large bowl until very fluffy. Set aside.
  2. Slice summer squash into ribbons, small cubes or half moons. Thinly slice onion. Roughly chop parsley. Smash garlic with mortar and pestle or finely dice. Coat 9" nonstick pan in olive oil and sauté these ingredients with salt and pepper on medium heat until wilted.
  3. Add eggs. Let cook for a couple minutes and then start working your plastic spatula or wooden spoon around the perimeter of the tortilla, folding it over a little and tilting the pan to let more raw egg mixture run into your pan. Repeat this and cook until tortilla is about 80% done.
  4. Time for the flip. Firmly place a large plate against the top of the pan, hold on tight and flip! Now just slide the tortilla right back into the pan to finish cooking the partially raw side you flipped onto the plate. Cook for another 2 minutes and repeat the flip of your beautiful finished product onto a clean plate for serving.

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Reviews (5) Questions (1)

5 Reviews

Knightcraft August 20, 2013
You really need to change your name to Delicious Fare!<br />Thank you for sharing!
galsmu August 19, 2013
How much onion?
Author Comment
honest F. August 19, 2013
1/2 a yellow onion
Zach August 19, 2013
what type of pan is best? non-stick? cast iron? size?
Author Comment
honest F. August 19, 2013
Zach, Nonstick works best and I used a 9" pan. Cast iron would work but is really heavy to flip. My grandmother used an iron pan and used more oil to avoid sticking so that's also an option, but I really do prefer the nonstick.