Recipe: Spanish Tortilla with Jersey Royals and Spring Greens

Spanish Tortilla with Jersey Royals and Spring Vegetables

20 Min Meals | Vegetarian & VeganJersey Royals really are potato royalty, and must be treated with the greatest of respect.  They have a very distinctive flavour, unlike most other potato varieties, and should be boiled until just tender with their papery skins still intact.

Here they are paired with their springtime partners of asparagus, peas and spring onions, in a delicious and traditional Spanish tortilla.

Spanish Tortilla with Jersey Royals and Spring Greens
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: Serves 2
  • 250g Jersey Royal Potatoes
  • 50g Asparagus Tips
  • 50g Frozen Peas
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Spring onions
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, and add a generous pinch of salt. Slice the Jersey Royals into thick rounds, (about half a centimetre thick) and add to the pan. After 4 minutes, add the asparagus and peas, then boil for a further 4 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan, (or large frying pan for 4P), and add the spring onions and garlic. Fry gently for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften, then add the potatoes, asparagus and peas.
  3. In a jug or bowl, beat the eggs and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and leave on a medium heat to cook for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your grill to a medium heat.
  4. When the tortilla has cooked about half way through, (the top will still be raw and runny), place under the grill until the top is golden brown.
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aDSC_0020_044Wondering what else to do with your Jersey Royals?  Try my Rustic Pies with Jersey Royals and Tenderstem Broccoli which I created for Maille and were featured in the Observer Food Monthly!

I’ve entered this recipe into Jaqueline’s ‘Meat Free Mondays‘ link-up over at the fabulous Tinned Tomatoes – pop over for a look!


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  1. That is one fine looking tortilla! And you’re right about treating their cooking time with respect, I dug my first handful of the year up a couple of days ago, put them on the boil, set the timer, and then left the room :'(
    Janie x

  2. I love a good Spanish tortilla – love the idea of adding spring greens as well 🙂

  3. Gorgeous Tortilla. Did you leave out the ingredients for the dressing?

    1. Oops… Thanks for spotting! Decided to leave out the side salad and deleted ingredients but not instructions!

  4. Love the flavours! This would make a great addition to this week’s Meat Free Mondays, why not link up? This needs to be shared!

    1. Lovely, thanks for the prompt Jacqueline, will do!

  5. This looks so delicious. And perfect for summer with all those greens. I make frittatas a lot but this is a fantastic way to bulk out a meal a bit more and use up those potatoes lingering at the bottom of my veg bowl! Have pinned!

    1. Thanks Ciara! x

  6. This is something I love to cook all year, must try your version with spring greens and Jersey royals if they are still about. I love it cold or hot, such a good meal for the family 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for featuring my tortilla Jac, another great roundup this week! Kx

  7. Love how simple this tortilla is but it looks so delicious! Might have to make this for lunch soon 😀 x

    1. Thanks Nadia! Yes really tasty, and so quick – especially if you used leftover potatoes!

  8. This looks so delicious and fresh, we have been receiving lots of Jersey Royals and spring onions in our veggie box so I will definitely give this a go. Thank you x

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