HomeFood & BeverageNeither from Betanzos, nor from Navarra: the potato omelette is from Extremadura

Neither from Betanzos, nor from Navarra: the potato omelette is from Extremadura

Neither from Betanzos, nor from Navarra: the potato omelette is from Extremadura

After many years of wandering, the origin of the most typical dish in Spain has recently been established in a town in Badajoz.

A CSIC research (Higher Center for Sociological Research) has determined it this way, the potato or Spanish omelette was invented in Villanueva de la Serena, although they say that a few years later, in 1798. The name Spanish tortilla begins to be read in recipe books from the 19th century, in which the French-style omelette begins to be differentiated from the Spanish one. A few years later, with the arrival of Frank to power, they preferred to call this dish that way. As a curiosity, the names of recipes were also modified, such as Russian salad which was called national salad.

Spanish or potato omelette?

Today both terms are used equally and creations of all kinds are invented. In the northern half of the peninsula the cuisine is juicier, leaving the egg almost liquid; while in the south it has to set more so it can cause heat and undercooked eggs. With or without onion, stuffed, with the most fried or most cooked potato, vegan; as a sandwich, as a pintxo, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are multiple versions and, although The best known in the country is Betanzosthe truth is that you can taste a good tortilla pincho in any area of ​​Spain.

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