Tapas are a popular type of food in Spain that comprises small, shareable plates. One of the most common types of tapas is the frittata, made with eggs, potatoes, and various other ingredients.

How to Make these Incredible Spanish Potato Frittata Tapas

Imagine yourself in a cozy Spanish restaurant, surrounded by the warm glow of candles and the chatter of happy diners. Your taste buds are tingling in anticipation as you peruse the menu, but your eyes light up when they land on the frittata tapas.

Spanish Frittata Tapas Recipe

With just four eggs and a pound of potatoes, this basic recipe promises to be hearty and delicious. These little bites can be enjoyed as a snack or appetizer and are perfect for entertaining guests.

Any way you slice it, whether you’re belly-to-the-bar for a solo meal or sharing with friends, the versatility of the frittata tapas means that your appetite will be more than satisfied.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to be transported to the heart of Spanish cuisine.

Step-by-step recipe for Spanish Potato Frittata Tapas

Step 1: Prep the ingredients

To make the Spanish Potato Frittata, you will need:

→ 4 large eggs
→ 1 pound of potatoes (sliced into thin rounds)

Optional ingredients:

If you’re looking to add some excitement to your basic frittata tapas recipe, there are plenty of optional ingredients to play around with.

One idea is to throw in some sliced chorizo for a spicy kick, or crumbled feta for some tanginess. You could also add diced bell peppers or onions for some extra flavor and color. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try topping your frittata with some sliced avocado or a dollop of chimichurri sauce? The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative and make this dish truly your own.

Some commonly used additions to this recipe are:

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Before you start, preheat your oven to 375°F and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2: Start cooking the potatoes

Once all the ingredients are ready, heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the potatoes without overcrowding the pan. Cook the potatoes until they are crispy and golden brown, stirring occasionally, then transfer the potatoes to a plate and set aside.

Step 3: Cook the onion

In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and cook until it is translucent. Add the green peas and cook them for an additional 2 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat.

Step 4: Beat the eggs

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the smoked paprika, parsley, and shredded cheese. Mix until well combined.

Step 5: Combine the ingredients

Add the cooked potatoes (cooled), and any of the optional ingredients, to the beaten eggs mixture. Mix everything together until all ingredients are evenly coated.

Step 6: Bake the frittata

Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.

Step 7: Enjoy your tapas!

Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before cutting it into bite-size pieces.

Serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Even though something as simple as tomato sauce works, why not try this homemade salsa recipe! (It’s one of my early ones but I still make it the same way!)

The depth of these frittata tapas will depend on the size of your baking dish. I use this Pyrex 8 inch square (and I love that it comes with a lid!). Pyrex is my favorite bakeware (surprisingly easy to clean), but I’m thinking about trying out these silicone square pans. (Can you tell that I like red?!)

I’ll let you know if and when I try those out. In reading the reviews, one made me hesitant. It said…

The only other issue was oven temperature. The brownie mix had suggested cooking times for metal and glass, but not silicone pans…

I don’t normally use packaged food products. But the guesswork on temps could be an issue for me. I don’t mind experimenting with recipes, but cook ware and bake ware, um, not so much!

Would love to know your thoughts. Unfortunately I get hit with a lot of spam messages and a lot of them I’d rather not have to deal with (Yucky stuff!) So I closed comments. Sorry about that. If you have a blog, I’m sure it happens to you, too. Anyway…

Got sidetracked there for a minute… back to the recipe…

Making Spanish Potato Frittata Tapas is easy. Just follow the steps and you will have delicious little bites to devour!

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, this recipe is one to follow and it only calls for common kitchen ingredients and utensils.

Impress your friends and family at your next gathering with this classic dish that captures the essence of Spain’s vibrant tapas culture.

Happy cooking!