Monday’s with Mami – Tortilla Española con Espárrago

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Tortilla Espanola

My mother, from Sevilla Spain, is a genious in the kitchen and together we’ll be featuring a recipe through photos or video every Monday.

Today we’ll be featuring Tortilla Española con Espárrago, Spanish Tortilla with Asparagus. Tortilla Espanola is one of my favorite Spanish foods. Sitting at a bar in Spain on a hot summers day eating a tapita of tortilla and a bowl of cold gazpacho soup is devine! It’s really an easy dish to prepare and will be my first Monday’s with Mami recipe.

Monday's with Mami - Tortilla Espanola con Esparrago

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Monday's with Mami - Tortilla Espanola con Esparrago

A traditional recipe for a Spanish tortilla omelet. Tortilla Española con Espárrago


  • 6 eggs, whisked
  • 4-5 medium potatoes, sliced in rounds
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 10 -12 stalks Asparagus, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Boil the asparagus in water for about 10 minutes or until softened. Add a pinch of Kosher salt in the water.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat 1/2 cup of Olive Oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add your sliced potatoes and onion. Stir until mixed. Cover and sweat the vegetables for 15 minutes. You'll want the potatoes and onions to be softened and not too browned.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk 6 large eggs. Add the potatoes and onion mixture and the boiled asparagus; ,mix thoroughly.
  4. Once you've mixed, add the egg, potato, and asparagus mixture back into the non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat for four minutes.
  5. Flip the entire tortilla onto another surface to be able to cook the other side. In Spain they sell great pans that are double sided so all you do is flip the pan around to cook the other side. I don't have one so what I do is use my stone pizza bake. I carefully put the skillet on my counter and while wearing oven mitts, I put the stone pizza pan on top of the skillet and... flip! Once I've flipped the tortilla, I slide it back into the skillet to cook the other side. Trust me, It takes pratice, but so worth it once you get the technique down.
  6. Once it's been flipped, cook the other side for about another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Serve with a fresh salad and some crustybread ;)

15 Responses to "Monday’s with Mami – Tortilla Española con Espárrago"
  1. Gabe Bauman says:

    GREAT DIY PIX MAMA! It was delish.

  2. mamta says:

    hello there …
    Thanks to you and your mom :) for posting such a wonderful ,delicious recipe .I really enjoyed it in dinner and got appreciations from my husband …

    mamta from india :)

  3. Diana Bauman says:

    Mamta, I am so glad you were able to try this and enjoyed it!


  4. Pepper says:

    I've been looking for a good recipe for this ever since eating it for the first time ever on my trip to Spain a few summers ago. Thanks so much for posting this! I can't wait to give it a try.

    That bread tip is great, by the way!

  5. Love LOVE tortillas, from the simple one to others as yours with asparagus. And even better next day as a bocadillo!

  6. Elisabeth Berry via Facebook says:

    it´s a lot harder to flip in the cast iron skillet, but hey, there´s more than one way to build muscle! That´s how I make mine too.

  7. Stacy Brewer via Facebook says:

    Ohhh, tortilla espanola!!!

  8. I love mine in a bocadillo the next day as well Sofia!!

    Yes Elisa… definitely a muscle builder, lol!!

  9. Wow now I understand the bit of Spain …. amaizing you are a real Spaniard! I am half Swiss and German born in Chile living 2 hours east from Sevilla on the coast. Whenever you come to visit your family, please let me know, you are very welcome!!! (Alcaidesa, next to Sotogrande) LOL

  10. Margarita, thank you so much! I’ve never been to Alcaidesa. I’ll have to look it up but I’m sure it’s wonderful. Oh to be in Spain right now, I love it there!!

  11. Emi Garcia via Facebook says:

    My favorite mm mmm!

  12. Yolanda TJsmama via Facebook says:

    Reminds me of my moms…

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