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Fluffy potato omelette served in a pan garnished with sliced tomatoes

Potato Omelette

This potato breakfast omelette is almost always on my table on Sundays. It's the perfect brunch dish and loved by the whole family.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword potato frittata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 398kcal


  • Stove
  • Oven (optional)


  • 5 small potatoes approximately 2 cups
  • ½ onion approximately 1 cup
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley


  • Start by peeling and dicing the onions very finely, then cook them in an oven safe pan with the olive oil and ½ a teaspoon of salt, until softened (5-7 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes, approx. ½ inches in size.
  • Add the potatoes to the pan with another ½ teaspoon of salt and mix. Allow them to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring only every 5 minutes or so to ensure all sides get crispy. You can cover the pan for the last few minutes to soften them faster.
  • Crack 6 eggs into a bowl and whisk with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • When potatoes have softened, pour the eggs over them evenly and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer to the oven to broil the top for 2-3 minutes until set. If you don't have a broiler, you can cover the pan until the eggs set or you can flip it (it may break though!)
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with bread and any other toppings of choice.


  • If you have boiled potatoes, you can use them in this dish. They will need less cooking time - just a few minutes to crisp them up before adding the eggs
  • To make this process faster in the morning, you can also prepare the onions and potatoes the night before
  • Feel free to customize this dish by adding in your favourite herbs or your favourite fresh vegetables as a topping. You can also grate some cheese on top before broiling it if you like things extra cheesy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg