The Simple, Perfect Potato Wonder That Brings Me Back to Spain Every Time

There’s an old idiom: You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. Likewise: you can’t make a tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato omelet) without splashing some burning hot oil on yourself. Or can you?

Years before I ever attempted to make one on my own, I tried my first tortilla de patatas in Salamanca, Spain. It was much like my first kiss: despite inviting something completely foreign into my mouth, pretty quick and unremarkable on the whole. Though my seventh grade boyfriend and I are no longer together, tortilla de patatas and I are still going strong.