What is in a Spanish tortilla?
A 'spanish tortilla' is an omelette with fried potatoes and onion.
A Mexican tortilla is either made from mainly flour or corn and is a flat type of bread (pan). A spanish tortilla (Spain) is similar to the American omelette. There are several types of Spanish tortillas depending on what is placed in them, or there is a tortilla de patatas which is like a potato cake made from eggs and potatoes that is seasoned with usually either bacon, vegetables, onion or tuna.
If you want an "American-style omelette" in a Spanish speaking country, i.e. where there is a thin layer of egg, then peppers or cheese, and then another thin layer of egg above, you should ask for a "tortilla francesa", literally "a French omelette". If you just say "tortilla", you will get a Spanish tortilla which is egg and potato or, in Latin America, you will get flat breads made from corn-meal.
It depends on the type of tortilla. A flour or maize meal tortilla has virtually none. A Spanish tortilla has fat because essentially it's a type of omelette made with beaten egg poured over cooked potatoes, lightly fried chillis , perhaps some chorizo and cooked on the hob until set and browned; Tortilla di patates often shortened in Spain to tortilla is also known as Spanish omelette.
A tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. Originally derived from the corn tortilla, a bread of maize which predates the arrival of Europeans to the Americas. The native Nahuatl (Aztec) name for these was tlaxcalli. The Spanish gave them the name tortilla. Torta is a Spanish word meaning cake . Mix the words Torta and tlaxcalli and you get tortilla. Which in Spanish cis also said to…
It depends which kind of tortilla we're talking about. If you mean a Mexican tortilla (meaning a soft flatbread made of corn meal or wheat), the answer is no. If you're craving those during Passover, our family makes a Pesadic version by rolling cheese and vegetables up into a carefully soaked matzah. If, however, you meant a Spanish tortilla (meaning an omelet with potatoes and cheese ) then yes! We often make these ourselves during…