|By the Book: Ferran Adrià’s potato chip omelet|
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The tortilla de patatas ranks as one of the most well-known dishes in Spanish gastronomy. The potato omelet is so quintessentially Spanish that it’s also calledtortilla Española and you can find it in any bar or cafeteria throughout Spain, no matter the region. Though a simple dish of only eggs, potatoes and oil, it does take a bit of time to prepare – peeling, thinly slicing and cooking a couple pounds of spuds before you even get to the egg part.