Spanish Broken Eggs – Huevos Rotos con Patatas

Huevos Rotos con Patatas

Growing up eating potatoes and fried eggs are something I think most of us have in common, no big deal. However, I remember the first time I had Huevos Rotos con Patatas as an adult, it was breath taking. I was in the heart of Barcelona with my two brothers. We sat in this beautiful terrace in the neighborhood of ¨El Born¨. We ordered a couple of beers, some tapas and huevos rotos as our main course. As we drank, ate our tapas (we had fried calamari by the way!) and enjoyed our time, our appetite grew bigger and bigger. By the time our waiter brought out our main course, which was indeed the huevos rotos, we pretty much had a blank stare on our face. As we ate, we realized this was one of the greatest things we had eaten in a long time. Sometimes less is more, and sometimes creating memories with great food makes a dish stand out above the rest. Watch the video below on how to make this classic Spanish dish of Huevos Rotos con Patatas, and begin your memories in enjoying family, friends and life. Salud!

Spanish Broken Eggs - Huevos Rotos con Patatas
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. (2) Yukon Gold Potatoes
  2. (2) Fresh Eggs
  3. (1/2) Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. Smoked Paprika
  5. Fresh Parsley
  6. Sea Salt
  1. Cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick oval slices
  2. Cut each oval slice into french fry cut slices, about 4 fries per oval slice
  3. Grab a medium sized frying pan and heat the burner to a medium heat
  4. Add a 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil to the pan
  5. Once the oil gets hot, season with some sea salt and add the potatoes, stirring occasionally
  6. After cooking for about 5-7 minutes, season the potatoes with some sea salt and mix all together
  7. Once your potatoes are cooked all the way through, transfer to a plate with a paper towel
  8. Add the potatoes to a shallow bowl
  9. Using the same pan with the same oil, heat the the pan with a medium heat
  10. Once the oil gets hot fry the eggs, making sure not to over cook the yolk
  11. Transfer the eggs on top of the potatoes in the shallow bowl
  12. Dust with some smoked paprika
  13. Garnish with some fresh parsley
  14. Enjoy!
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