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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 18, 2020

Rioja-Style Spanish Eggs | Huevos a la Riojana Recipe

These Rioja-Style Spanish Eggs, known in Spain as Huevos a la Riojana, are the reason why Spanish egg dishes are some of the best in the world. Loaded with flavors, easy to make and made with the most humble ingredients.

You can serve these Rioja-Style Spanish Eggs for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Either way you go, make sure to serve this dish next to a crusty baguette, to mop up all that beautiful egg yolk goodness.

What really flavors this dish is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the extra virgin olive oil. These two ingredients are what really give this dish that big punch of Spanish flavors.

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make this recipe, I used new potatoes. But you can use any potatoes you like. Yokon gold and golden delight are great substitutes. I also used cage-free organic eggs. The higher the quality of the ingredients, the better this dish will taste.

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Rioja-Style Spanish Eggs | Huevos a la Riojana Recipe

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 90 ml + 60 ml
  • 2 medium sized new potatoes
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • handful freshly chopped parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Cut 2 potatoes into small 1/4 inch (0.635 cm) thick pieces, cut 1/2 green & 1/2 red bell pepper into thin strips, thinly slice 1/2 onion, thinly slice 3 cloves garlic and finely grate 1 tomato

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium to medium-high heat and add in 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in the pieces of potatoes and mix with the olive oil, cook between 12 to 14 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked through but not falling apart, remove the potatoes from the pan (reserving the oil in the pan) and set aside

  3. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the sliced onion and sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes and the onions are translucent, add the strips of green & red bell pepper, continue to mix and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, then add in the grated tomato and 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika, give it a mix and cook for 2 minutes, then add the fried potatoes back into the pan and season with sea salt & black pepper, give it a mix and lower the fire to a low heat

  4. Heat a small fry pan with a medium to medium-high heat and add in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, after 4 minutes add in one egg, let it sit in the olive oil for 40 seconds, then splash the hot olive oil over the top of the egg for about 10 seconds, careful not to overcook the egg yolk, remove from the pan, cook 2 more eggs in the exact same technique, then season the eggs with sea salt & black pepper

  5. Transfer the potatoes and vegetables into a large serving dish, place the fried eggs over them, all in a single layer, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve next to a crunchy baguette, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. mel

    5 stars
    This was soooooo delicious!!! thanks for this great recipe 🙂

    31 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! much love 🙂

      01 . Aug . 2021
  2. John David Jones

    Can you use crushed tomatoes as an alternative?

    06 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely 🙂 much love

      07 . Jun . 2021
  3. Kay

    5 stars
    Thank you this was delicious. Very easy to follow. Will definitely make again

    19 . Dec . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      19 . Dec . 2020
  4. D o jones

    5 stars
    I have tried lots of albs. Spanish dishes. I love going to Spain. But now because of travel restrictions. A taste of Spain has come to me cheers mate

    19 . Dec . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      I´m so happy to hear that 🙂 much love and stay safe!

      19 . Dec . 2020

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