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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 18, 2023

Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs | Possibly the BEST Comfort Dish Ever

This Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs, known in Spain as Espaguetis al Ajillo con Huevo Frito, is what comfort food is all about. We´re talking perfectly cooked spaghetti, a ton of garlic goodness and a fried egg to take things to the next level.

Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs
You can serve this spaghetti as a main course or even as a side dish, next to some grilled fish. Either way, enjoy this spaghetti next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine for the ultimate experience.

Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs
To make this recipe I used spaghetti, but you can use any pasta you like. For the eggs, I cooked them the Spanish way. Which is a light crispy texture underneath with a creamy yolk. The secret? Add the eggs into the hot oil and let them cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Then splash the hot oil over eggs for a few seconds.

Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you add the spaghetti into the stock pot, get your pan heating to cook the eggs and the garlic sauce. This way all the elements can come together at the same time. If you prefer to cook without rushing, cook the pasta first and then the rest of the elements.

Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs
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Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 564 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 2 oz Manchego cheese 60 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. In the meantime, thinly slice the garlic, roughly chop the parsley and finely shred the cheese

  3. Once the water comes to a boil add in the spaghetti, mix around, then mix every 2 to 3 minutes so the pasta doesn´t stick together and it all evenly cooks

  4. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  5. After a couple of minutes crack in the eggs, cook for 2 minutes or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are creamy, then remove from the pan and cover with foil paper

  6. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the sliced garlic, mix continuously, after 1 to 2 minutes and the garlic is lightly browned, remove the pan from the heat, add in the hot paprika and mix together

  7. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, transfer directly from the stock pot into the pan with the garlic sauce, then add in the shredded cheese, 2 tbsp (8 grams) of chopped parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed, add some of the pasta water into the pan if the pasta mixture is too dry

  8. Transfer the spaghetti into serving dishes, top off each one with a fried egg, then season the eggs with sea salt & black pepper and sprinkle with chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 828mg36%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1011IU20%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 207mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Larry Brooke

    Love most of your recipes/videos. Not big on salt cod though!! Can’t find the like button!!!!

    07 . Oct . 2023
  2. Larry Brooke

    5 stars
    Where is the like button? Love almost all your recipes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    07 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      08 . Oct . 2023
  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i love pasta soooooooooooo much i never had garlic spaghetti with fried eggs before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    18 . Sep . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      19 . Sep . 2023

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