Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." -John Gunther

The refrigerator light goes on...

I have seen dozens of variations of Spanish tortillas. Some are great and others not so much. Some use diced or cubed potatoes and others mashed or whipped potatoes. This one I haven't seen. Using yams adds a sweetness to the dish that is so well balanced by the savory eggs, onions and cheese. Pair this with a salad for the perfect Sunday brunch or an easy weeknight meal.

I love using other aged cheeses as well and manchego goes great with this recipe. This dish is great right out of the oven but is even better the next day after it has chilled.


Tortilla with Yams

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 pie

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2 but requires a larger skillet.

Sweet potatoes


  • 8 ounces yams
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium red onion (diced)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the yam in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes. When soft, remove and place in a bowl. After it has cooled slightly mash with a fork.

Heat the olive oil in an 8 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the minced garlic. Cook for about 1 minute and then add the onions. Cook, stirring continuously, until soft and golden brown.

Add the mashed yams to the onions and fold together.

Whisk together the eggs, water, cilantro, oregano, salt, paprika and pepper.

Add the egg mixture to the pan and fold the eggs together with the onion / yam mixture.

Transfer to the oven and cook for about twenty minutes (until the center is set). Top with the grated cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 pie

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 26%
    Saturated Fat 5g 24%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 433mg 145%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 28% Iron 16%
Vitamin K 8 mcg Potassium 1207 mg
Magnesium 51 mg