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Potato and Chorizo Spanish Tortilla - My Spanish tortilla is full of organic eggs and local chorizo and potatoes. It's bursting with flavor and makes a great lunch or dinner with nice, green salad. | justalittlebitofbacon.com

Potato and Chorizo Spanish Tortilla with Aioli

My chorizo Spanish tortilla is full of organic eggs and local sausage and potatoes. It's bursting with flavor and makes a great lunch or dinner.
Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword chorizo tapas, spanish tortilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 400kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon


  • 2 large yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" dice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 7 oz chorizo, ground or cut into 1/2" dice
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Steam potatoes for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10-inch skillet, either non-stick or very well seasoned cast iron. Add shallots and chorizo and saute for 7-8 minutes.
  • Break eggs into a medium bowl. Whisk them together with chicken broth, salt, 1 tbsp of parsley, and about half the scallions.
  • Add potatoes to skillet and mix them well with the shallots and chorizo. Pour in egg mixture and stir everything together, shaking the pan a bit to get the top of the tortilla fairly even.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook the tortilla, running a knife along the edge occasionally to let some of egg run down along the inside edge of the skillet, until it is set most of the way through, 8-10 minutes. The top will still be wet.
  • At this point you have a choice. You can turn the heat all the way to low, cover the skillet, and let it finish, about 5 minutes. Or you can flip the tortilla by inverting it onto a plate and then sliding it into the pan again with a little more olive oil, cooking it another 3-4 minutes. I have used both methods and they both make a tasty tortilla. Method one is simpler and method two gives you crispy top and bottom.
  • Once the tortilla is cooked and set all the way through, loosen it from the skillet if needed and then slide it out onto a cutting board or serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature with the aioli. Cut it into wedges for dinner portions or into squares for tapas portions.
  • For the aioli: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, salt, and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. The yolk will get light colored and then darken a bit. Now is the time to start adding the oil. Whisking the egg mixture constantly, begin adding the oil in a slow, steady stream until all the oil is used and the sauce has thickened.


  • Variation: As I mentioned in the discussion above, I make this tortilla with Portuguese sausage, either mild linguica or spicy chourico, depending on our mood. Either Spanish or Portuguese sausage is lovely in this dish, so buy whichever you can find.
  • Inspiration: Recipe inspired by The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen.


Calories: 400kcal