Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla

Ham and Potato Chip TortillaRecipe
Photo: Chris Court
Adding jalapeño potato chips to a simple egg tortilla (a Spanish omelet) gives it a salty, spicy zing. Serve extra chips on the side.


Total time: 7 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 7 Minutes


12 (large) eggs
1 bag (5 ounces) jalapeño potato chips, lightly crushed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pound ham steak, cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 (large) scallions, sliced


Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8 inches from the heat. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the potato chips and mash to break them up.

In a large ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the diced ham and sliced scallions and cook over high heat for 1 minute. Add the eggs and cook until set on the bottom and side, about 3 minutes. Broil the tortilla for about 2 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and the eggs are set. Slide the tortilla onto a plate, cut into wedges and serve.