Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelette, is the quintessential Spanish dish. But many of us in the Caribbean and other Latin American countries grew up eating the delectable egg, onion and potato-based dish at our meriendas or parties, and it is a sight in many of our bakeries and restaurants.

TODAY anchor Natalie Morales, whose parents are Puerto Rican and Brazilian, spent many of her childhood years in Spain; her father, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, was posted there. Morales shows how easy it is to make the dish, which can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's also economical and nutritious.

As we say in Spanish, buen provecho!

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