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All Recipes, Main Dishes / October 14, 2022

The FAMOUS Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers | A Dish Fit for Royalty

Walk into any tapas bar or restaurant in Spain and you will almost always find these Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers. Loaded with honest & clean flavors, easy to make and truly what the Spanish kitchen is all about.

Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers
You can serve these Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers for breakfast next to a mimosa, or even for dinner next to a cold beer. Either way, make sure to have a crunchy baguette handy, to mop up all that goodness.

Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers
What really flavors this dish and takes it to the next-level is the olive oil. I used a Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Georgetown Olive Oil Co. Truly, one of my favorite Spanish olive oils ever and it gives this dish that authentic touch.

Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: For the potatoes, you want to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy. As they hold their shape better when fried. I used new potatoes, but you can also use yukon gold, golden delight or even red potatoes.

Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers
5 from 1 vote

Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 588 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 240 ml
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 1/4 lbs potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 eggs
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, cut the green bell peppers (washed & patted dry) into thick strips

  3. Add the green bell peppers into the hot pan with the olive oil, fry for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender

  4. Meanwhile, roughly chop the onion and cut the potatoes (peeled & washed) into small 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick pieces

  5. Once the green bell peppers are tender and lightly sauteed, remove from the pan, shaking off any excess olive oil and set aside, season with sea salt

  6. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the onion and potatoes, mix with the olive oil and fry for 20 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden fried

  7. Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat, drain everything into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath, cover the potatoes and set aside

  8. Add the drained olive oil back into the pan and heat with a medium heat

  9. Crack in the eggs into the hot olive oil, cook in batches to not overcrowd the pan, fry for 2 minutes, then splash the hot olive oil over the eggs to cook the top part, then remove from the heat, fry all the eggs in this method until done

  10. Transfer the fried eggs into serving dishes, along with the fried potatoes and green bell peppers, season the eggs and potatoes with sea salt & black pepper, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Eggs with Potatoes & Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 435mg19%
Potassium 1355mg39%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 701IU14%
Vitamin C 101mg122%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Reida

    5 stars
    I’m making this tonight and am really excited. Subbing out the green peppers with red…that’s all I have in the house.

    Albert, as always, your recipes are delicious, nutritious and a feast for the eyes and the belly. Thank you.

    21 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      22 . Feb . 2023
  2. 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 eggs with potatoes and peppers before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    14 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      15 . Oct . 2022

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