Lasang Pinoy 7 : Potato omelet

Because I feel so bad about not having been able to submit an entry for Lasang Pinoy 6, the pulutan edition, I am posting my entry for Lasang Pinoy 7: Gising na! ALMUSAL! (Wake up! Breakfast time!) a full 16 days before the deadline. It goes without saying that I don’t ever want to miss another Lasang Pinoy event again. potato omelet

Cooking potato omelet, or itlog na may patatas as we called it when we were kids, was something I learned from my father just as my husband learned it from his. Of course, my father’s version was much, much more oily; there were no non-stick pans when I was a kid.

I don’t know what it is about the combination of crisp fried potato cubes and scrambled egg that makes it such a hearty breakfast. I always thought that it was the happy childhood memories I associated it with that made it special. After all, it’s really quite a plain dish. Well, that theory sufficed until I had kids. The moment they tasted itlog na may patatas, they were hooked. They even have specifications for cooking it: not like a “real” omelet but stirred just as soon as the scrambled eggs start setting. With buttered pan de sal or, better yet, pan de sal and quesong puti (white cheese), it’s the perfect breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning. :)

Ingredients :

4 medium-sized potatoes
4 tbsps. of cooking oil
3 eggs, well beaten

Cooking procedure :

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut into half inch cubes.

Heat the cooking oil in a non-stick pan. Add the potatoes and pan fry over high heat until the edges are brown.

Pour off the oil. The oil that coats the bottom of the pan is enough to cook the beaten eggs.

Reheat the potatoes. Season with salt and a little ground pepper. Over medium heat, pour in the beaten eggs. When the eggs start to set, stir the mixture a few times. Allow to set once more then stir again. Repeat until the eggs are cooked and firm.

Serve hot with pan de sal and butter or quesong puti.


  1. says

    there’s a story i read about the shipping tyconn onassis

    on a trip on one of his many yachts a chef prepared an omelette

    the tycoon suddenly stood up and demonstrated how he would cook one

    the chef was perplexed saying “sir its exaclty how i did it”

    to which Onassis replied “yes, but your life didn’t depend on it”

  2. says

    another dagnabbit! you beat me to it :lol: I have planned the same entry! We love this combination too. Well, my kids and I. Hubby thinks it’s weird. He’ll eat scrambled eggs and hash browns, but won’t eat it if they’re cooked together. Go figure!

  3. Rin says

    Miss reading your blogs. I’m still here in Manila. Yesterday was so hot and humid walking around Binondo. I miss the cold weather and the snow this time of the year. Talk about breakfast I have hot pan de sal, hamon, fried tikoy, left over butsi, suman sa ibos and hot arroz caldo with “mata ng baka”. What a life!