On Wednesday 13th of July, El Mundo published the results of a survey which aimed to settle once and for all one of the most divisive discussions of all time in Spain: do onions belong in tortilla de patatas or not?

This matter is as controversial for the Spanish as “does pineapple belong on pizza” is for the rest of the world. This debate has been going on for generations, and truthfully it all comes down to personal taste.

After the survey’s results came out, it turns out that Spaniards really do prefer their tortillas with onion; of those surveyed 72.7% favoured onion, 25.3% were completely against it, and 1.9% decided not to answer. This survey broke the internet for a few days, with a lot of debate still happening about the topic, even after the survey showed that the majority do enjoy onions in their tortillas.

While this was surprising for a lot of people, for many it was not surprising at all. Many restaurant owners have come forward to say that in their restaurants, tortillas with onion have always been the more popular choice. They believe that, as long as the onion flavour is not overpowering, onions do make the tortillas taste better and make them a bit juicier.

Onions are one of the most used ingredients all around the world; you can use them as a base for many dishes such as soups or even rice and pasta dishes, you can use them in burgers and salad, or fry them into the popular onion rings.

M&P Engineering is a world leading UK based manufacturer of food processing equipment. Our most popular machine is our Large Onion Peeling machine.

Our Large Onion Peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjusting floating knife assemblies. The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance. The large onion peeler has a raw material input of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speeds but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

We also stock a range of other food processing equipment, such as our Carousel Grid Cutting machine, our Radish Top & Tailer, our range of depositors and fillers.

To learn more about M&P Engineering’s products and services please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today.

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