VIDEO: Tortilla de Patatas

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Sometimes a certain cuisine really resonates with your taste buds. While staying in Madrid, Spain we found a little cafe nearby our hotel that specialized in breakfasts. We found ourselves alternating daily between Churros (Spanish doughnuts) and Tortilla (Spanish omelettes). This particular video is dedicated entirely to Tortilla which just happens to be Audrey’s favorite Spanish meal.

Video Script:

So it is time for another breakfast here in Madrid. Today we are having the madrileño, which is the local breakfast that everybody likes in this city. And if you look down here you’ll be able to see this is Tortilla. Which is a potato and egg type of dish. So it is kind of like a potato and egg omelette. And it is delicious. It comes with a side of bread. And I can’t wait to dig in.

Oh la la. Look at that.

It’s so good. It is so good.

This is your favorite breakfast. It really is. I’ve been eating it daily. And on my birthday I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That is how much I like it.

Okay, so apparently how this dish is made is that the potatoes are first cooked in olive oil and then the egg is added and then it is just flipped over several times until it is done. It really is just like an omelette in a lot of ways.

So the Spanish Tortilla has nothing to do with the Mexican Tortilla. The Mexican one is just like one of those big round wraps that you use for Quesadillas and Burritos. But the Spanish Tortilla is completely different even though it shares the same name, so keep that in mind. And also while we’re talking about the Spanish Tortilla it can be prepared a few different ways. Like the most simple one of them all is potato and egg but you can also start adding onions, peppers, ham, so you can get a little bit fancier.

Okay, so what is the price for this delicious breakfast. This tasty breakfast comes in at around four Euros and usually it comes with a juice. They didn’t have any today but it did come with a coffee and bread. And it is a filling breakfast. It is a great way to start our day. And it is definitely one of the things we have the most while we’re here in Madrid.

Eating Tortilla de Patatas in Madrid, Spain

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