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Spanish Quail Egg Tortilla

A traditional Spanish dish that combines simple ingredients, such as quail eggs, potatoes, and onion into a delicious meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 340.31 kcal


  • 32 quail eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley chopped


  • Take a large non-stick frying pan and place it on low heat. Slice the onion cook it for about 15 minutes in olive oil until it turns a really soft brown. Now add the finely sliced potatoes and cover the pan. Let it cook for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally in order to ensure they fry evenly.
  • By the time the potatoes become soft and the onion shiny, take 4 garlic cloves and crush them. Throw them in the pan, stir and then add all the 32 beaten quail eggs.
  • Next, cover the pan with the lid again and let the Spanish quail egg tortilla cook gently. About 20 minutes later, the edges and base should be golden, and the top set, yet still a little wobbly. Now it's time to turn it over.
  • In order to do it properly, put another plate on top of the pan. Then, turn over the whole thing and slide the tortilla back into the pan, top side down.
  • Continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. After the quail egg tortilla is ready, transfer it to a plate and serve it either warm or cold. Don't forget to add some chopped parsley or chives on top.


Calories: 340.31kcalCarbohydrates: 23.66gProtein: 12.18gFat: 22.13gSaturated Fat: 4.54gCholesterol: 607.68mgSodium: 110.21mgPotassium: 624.63mgFiber: 3.03gSugar: 2.37gVitamin A: 390.96IUVitamin C: 25.31mgCalcium: 71.44mgIron: 3.7mg
Keyword Spanish quail egg tortilla
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