Tortilla Sandwich

12 Jul

It’s super typical to see on Spain lots of prepared sandwiches or “bocadillos” already made in the windows of bakeries and quick service shops.  They’re prepared daily for people to grab something quick for breakfast or lunch…

One of the most traditional and peculiar ones are the Bocadillos de Tortilla… which is as simple as it sounds – a piece or Spanish Tortilla in between 2 breads and eaten as a sandwich.  Where I first saw this on the menu was in the Spanish sandwich chain Pans & Company…  and carb-phobics might think this is too much carbs in one single bite, but let me tell you, it’s awesome…

 In Barcelona, they serve them with “pan con tomate” and the tortilla inside.  In Madrid, I saw them with just tortilla and a slather of mayonnaise on the bread.  Either way, I had to wait until reaching home to have my very own version.  The wait was well worth it…

 Bocadillo de Tortilla



1 serving of Spanish Tortilla – cut to fit the bread
1 whole grain demi-baguette
Egg-less mayonnaise
2 slices of tomato, optional but highly recommended
Salt and Pepper to taste
Spanish Olive oil
  1. Toast the bread as you wish.  Slather both bread halves with eggless mayo.
  2. Place the pieces of tortilla on the bottom half of the sandwich.  Add the tomato slices, if using. 
  3. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper and add a small drizzle of olive oil.

3 Responses to “Tortilla Sandwich”

  1. Adriana July 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    Or in plain Cuban Spanish…..Pan con Tortilla!


  2. Recipe October 3, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    Greetings! Looks it is very tasty, I love all new it is necessary to prepare for houses.

  3. plethon May 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I just came across this on the net and I have to say – a “bocadillo de tortilla” is heavenly, simplemente riquísimo! In my ideal version I would combine Barcelona and Madrid-style and add tomato sauce (made of crude chopped tomatoes with a bit of garlic and olive oil) on one side of the “bocadillo”, mayonnaise on the other. To finish it nicely, I would recommend adding two small slices of manchego cheese – es la hostia!!

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