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All Recipes, Main Dishes / January 6, 2023

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet | One of Spain´s BEST-KEPT Recipes

This Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet, known as Saltavallao, is one of Spain´s most unknown recipes. It hails from the small town of Júzcar, which is tucked away in the mountains of Malaga. And let me tell you, its got a ton of great textures & flavors, it´s made with humble ingredients and it´s all done in just 30 minutes.

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet
You can serve this skillet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Either way, it´s packed with nutrients and pairs perfectly next to some garlic & herb roasted potatoes and a glass of fresh orange juice or even a cold beer.

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet
The secret to this recipe is to use a baguette for the bread. As its got a great texture and won´t get mushy. To flavor the skillet, I added some sweet smoked Spanish paprika and dried thyme. But you can mix it up and add a little chili powder for heat and other types of herbs.

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I like the egg whites fully cooked through with the yolks just slightly creamy. But you can cook the eggs to your liking. This dish will hold in the fridge between 3 to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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5 from 2 votes

Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet | Saltavallao

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 291 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 4 slices baguette 1 inch / 2.5 cm thick each
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 120 ml
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • dash white sugar
  • handful fresh parsley


  1. Cut each slice of baguette into 6 evenly sized cubes, for a total of 24 cubes, roughly chop the onion, thinly slice the garlic, cut the bell peppers into small bite-sized pieces and finely grate the tomatoes

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add the olive oil

  3. After a couple minutes add in the cubes of bread, mix continuously, after 3 to 4 minutes and they´re golden fried, remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat add in the onion, bell pepper and garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 5 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato and season with sea salt, black pepper and a kiss of white sugar, mix together and simmer

  5. Once the grated tomato has slightly thickened up, about 5 minutes, add in the pieces of fried bread back into the pan, along with the vegetable broth, give it a mix and bring to a boil, then add in the eggs, making sure to evenly spread them around, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, cook until the eggs are just cooked through, between 3 to 5 minutes

  6. Serve directly out of the pan, sprinkled with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Egg & Bread Skillet | Saltavallao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 388mg17%
Potassium 555mg16%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1674IU33%
Vitamin C 68mg82%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    […] we are on the way to Spain April, Spanish egg and bread omelet, substituting finely diced yellow potatoes, seemed a pretty simple meal frying in potatoes in olive […]

    31 . Jan . 2023
  2. SuzBuza

    Very good recipe, I used hot smoked paprika for a little kick! Delicious, my Gallego husband also enjoyed it! Thanks

    12 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      13 . Jan . 2023
  3. Kath

    5 stars
    This was delicious! Came out perfectly.

    12 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      12 . Jan . 2023
  4. laurelie campeau

    5 stars
    Very good! I followed it to the letter and we found it to be very tasty. What a great meal when you have nothing planned and need to rustle up something in a hurry…those ingredients are usually in my fridge and even my picky vegetarian husband enjoyed it. Thanks!

    07 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      08 . Jan . 2023
  5. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i skip green bell peppers as am not a big fan of green bell peppers i never had spanish egg and bread skillet before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    06 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      08 . Jan . 2023

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