Tortilla with Tomato Toast

Rachael says, “In Spain, tortillas aren’t what you might think – you don’t use these tortillas to make a quesadilla or to roll up a burrito. Tortillas are egg pies – like a big flat omelet. They are cooked in olive oil and they are DELISH! My fav is a potato tortilla with chapata on the side. Chapata is a toasted bread that you smush tomato all over. You can make and eat this meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Olé!”


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus some for drizzling
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream or whole milk
  • A handful of parsley
  • 8 slices crusty bread
  • 2 really ripe tomatoes


Heat an ovensafe, medium skillet over medium heat with about 1/4 cup EVOO, four turns of the pan. Add the potatoes and salt them. Turn the potatoes every 2-3 minutes and cook them for about 15 minutes. Add the onions and saute for another 7 minutes.  Try not to let the potatoes get brown – you just want them tender.

Whisk up the eggs and cream or milk and season with salt. Pour the eggs over the potatoes.

Pre-heat the broiler.

Let the omelet settle and get firm at the edges, then place the skillet under the broiler and brown the top until the tortilla is firm and golden.

Let the tortilla cool. Sprinkle with parsley.

Place the bread on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler. Cut the tomatoes in half and squish and rub their guts all over the toasted bread. Drizzle the bread with EVOO and season it with salt.

Slide the tortilla into four wedges and serve with the tomato toast. 

This is one of many “Yum-o!” recipes – it’s good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael’s nonprofit organization, go to

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