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All Recipes, Main Dishes / April 26, 2017

Spanish Broken Eggs – Huevos Rotos con Patatas

Growing up eating potatoes and fried eggs is 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 sistting in this beautiful terrace in the neighborhood of ¨El Born¨.

Spanish Broken Eggs - Huevos Rotos con Patatas
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.

Spanish Broken Eggs - Huevos Rotos con Patatas
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.

Spanish Broken Eggs - Huevos Rotos con Patatas
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!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Broken Eggs – Huevos Rotos con Patatas

4 from 1 vote

Spanish Broken Eggs - Huevos Rotos con Patatas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 2 Fresh Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 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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  1. Nick

    4 stars
    I was intrigued by this dish and decided to give it a try.

    I air fried frozen potatoes. I also cooked up three stripes of bacon and removed them from the pan and cut them into one inch pieces and placed the pieces on paper towels. Then I sautéed green onions and then added fresh mushrooms in the bacon fat and removed them to a plate with paper towels. I then added some olive oil to the bacon fat and prepared the eggs per your instructions.

    I put the potatoes in a bowl and added the bacon, green onions and mushrooms and topped it off with shredded cheddar cheese and microwaved it for 45 seconds and topped it with the three sunny side up eggs.

    Needless to say, my tastebuds went crazy as I devoured this delicious dish.

    Thanks for the base recipe!!!

    Kind regards,


    12 . Apr . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Nick! Much love 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2022
  2. Dorothy

    I made this dish this summer and it was a family favorite. I am about to get discharged from the hospital and I already know the first meal that I want!

    22 . Nov . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! wishing you a speedy recovey 🙂 much love

      22 . Nov . 2020
  3. Anthea

    Finally found out how to make this properly! First had this at a little bar in Barcelona just off avenue diagonal. Such happy memories

    15 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      That is so great to hear! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      15 . Aug . 2020
  4. Savita Fernandes

    I’m in Spain right now and absolutely besotted with the food.
    I Stumbled upon your blog searching for a recipe of huevos patatas.

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes .
    Can’t wait to go home and try them all.

    05 . Apr . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      Enjoy your time in Spain, thanks for the comment 🙂 much love!

      06 . Apr . 2019
  5. Randy

    I’ve introduce my family to this, and it has become a favorite. We also add lomo to the plate. It was something I used to often make in the evenings when I lived in Almeria. Good comfort food.

    12 . Sep . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      That´s a great way to make a meal out of this dish, thanks for the comment Randy, much love

      12 . Sep . 2018

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