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Tortilla de patatas is actually an egg and potato omelette. It is a typically Spanish dish consisting of a thick egg omelette made with potatoes and fried in olive oil.

The potatoes, ideally starchy rather than waxy ones, are fried in oil (often olive oil) at a moderate temperature until they are soft but not brown, then drained, mixed with raw beaten eggs, and slowly fried in a pan. The tortilla is fried first on one side and then flipped over to fry on its other side. This is done with the help of a plate or a "vuelve-tortillas" (a ceramic lid-like utensil made for this particular purpose), or by tossing it in the air and catching it in the pan. Other ingredients, such as onions and peppers, can be added.

The tortilla may be eaten hot or cold; it is commonly served as a snack (tapa) or picnic dish throughout Spain. As a tapa, it may be cut into bite-size pieces served on cocktail sticks (pincho de tortilla).

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