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Tortilla de Tagarninas – EASY and QUICK Recipe

23 mayo, 2021

The tagarninas are a species of wild thistles with ramifications attached to the ground, which grow in Andalusia, especially in Cádiz, although luckily they can be found in some fields in areas of Castilla la Mancha or the Valencian Community. The harvest season for this food is usually during spring, which is when the first wild bushes begin to emerge and the daisies grow.

Whether you know this product or not, we recommend you try this recipe that we show in Free Recipes. We explain you how to make tagarninas omelette, a perfect option to enjoy this incredible food with the family.

2 diners
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make tagarnine omelette:

How to make Tagarnine Omelette:


If you cannot find wild tagarnines, for environmental or local reasons, you should know that you can also obtain them in large areas in canning jars and that the recipe is the same for both presentations. That said, I prepared each of the ingredients to make the tagarnine omelette faster.

Tortilla de tagarninas Recipe - Step 1


Drain the tagarnines to completely eliminate the brine water that this vegetable preserves. In case of using fresh tagarnines, wash them, cook them in boiling water and drain them. Then mix the tagarninas with the beaten eggs and add a pinch of salt.

Tortilla de tagarninas Recipe - Step 2


Peel and chop the garlic, Put a little oil in a pan and sauté them, stirring constantly so that they only brown and do not burn.

Tortilla de tagarninas Recipe - Step 3


Once the garlic is golden, pour the mixture of tagarnines and eggs in the pan, stir to distribute it throughout the base and let the tortilla set.

Tortilla de tagarninas Recipe - Step 4


That’s how fast and easy the tagarninas omelette, typical of Cádiz. And if you want to add a bit of difficulty, prepare the potato omelette and tagarninas by previously frying the potatoes. Without a doubt, this is a delicious and ideal dish for weight loss diets, since hardly any fat is used for its preparation.

Tortilla de tagarninas Recipe - Step 5

Tortilla de tagarninas – Accompaniments

Tagarninas can not only be eaten in the form of an omelette, they are also ideal for making scrambled eggs or stews. As for the accompaniments for this tagarine omelette, we recommend opting for one vegetable soup, chicken soup, potato salad or one tomato and mozzarella salad. All the options are delicious and fit perfectly with the flavor of the tagarnina.