To Serve as a Main Course: Slice it into 6-8 pieces like a pie. Serve sliced French bread on the side.
To Serve as a Tapa: Slice a baguette into pieces about 1/2-inch thick. Cut the tortilla into 1 1/2-inch; squares and place each piece on top of a slice of bread.
The tortilla espanola, also called tortilla de patata is simply delicious served with sofrito, fried tomato sauce that is made all over Spain. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, green peppers and olive oil sautéed in a frying pan.
The following are a few of the most popular variations to the classic Spanish Omelet.
- Green Pepper - Add 1 green or red bell pepper (chopped) to the potatoes and onions and fry.
- Chorizo - Slice a Spanish chorizo sausage and add to the potato and onion mixture after frying.
- Ham - Using a couple thick slices (1/4") ham, finely chop them. Then add the pieces to the potato and onion mixture after frying. Canadian bacon or smoked ham that you buy in a deli work well for this variation. Be careful to adjust the salt accordingly, since ham may be salty!