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All Recipes, Main Dishes / April 19, 2024

Fried Beans with Eggs | The Most UNDERRATED Breakfast Recipe

These Spanish Fried Beans with Eggs, known as Alubias Fritas con Huevos, are one of the most underrated dishes ever. We’re talking a ton of flavors, basic pantry staples and all done in just 30 minutes. You can serve them for breakfast, yet they’re bold enough for dinner, next to a bottle of Spanish wine.

Fried Beans with Eggs
To make this recipe, I used canned white beans. Any type of white beans will work. If you prefer, you can use the dried ones. Just soak overnight in plenty of water and then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Fried Beans with Eggs
For the eggs, I poached them. Which is the typical way of serving this dish. You can also fry them or hardboil them. Either way, when you are poaching eggs, important for the water to be at a simmer and not a boil. Otherwise, the water will break the eggs apart.

Fried Beans with Eggs

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Important to gently move the beans around as you’re frying them. Otherwise, they can easily break apart. This dish will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge and freeze for up to 3 months, excluding the egg.

Fried Beans with Eggs

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
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Fried Beans with Eggs
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Spanish Fried Beans with Eggs | Alubias Fritas con Huevos

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 436 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cans white beans 15.5 oz / 440 grams each
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1 gram
  • 4 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar 8 ml
  • handful chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Drain the canned beans into a colander and rinse under water, then shake off any excess water, finely grate the tomatoes, finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic and cut the zucchini into small bite-size pieces

  2. Fill a sauce pan with a 3-inch depth (7.5 cm) of water, add in the vinegar and heat with a medium-high heat

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

  4. After a couple of minutes, add in the onion and garlic into the hot fry pan, mix continuously, after 3 to 4 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the paprika and cumin, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato, mix and then simmer without mixing

  5. Once the grated tomato has thickened, about 5 minutes, add in the zucchini, once again mix continuously, after 3 minutes and the zucchini is lightly sauteed, add in the drained white beans and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then mix every 1 to 2 minutes so the beans evenly sauté

  6. Move back to the sauce pan, lower the fire to a low-medium heat, you want a simmer and not a boil, crack the eggs, each one into individual bowls

  7. Using a whisk create a whirlpool in the sauce pan, then add in one of the eggs, let it sit there for 3 to 4 minutes or until the egg whites are set but you still have creamy yolks, then gently remove from the pan and transfer to a dish with paper towels, poach the rest of the eggs in the same method, once all the eggs have been poached, season them with sea salt & black pepper

  8. After sauteing the beans for about 15 minutes and they are golden fried, remove the pan from the heat

  9. Transfer the beans into serving dishes, top each one off with a poached egg and some chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Fried Beans with Eggs | Alubias Fritas con Huevos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 1333mg38%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1057IU21%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hilloo Gopal

    Delcious as always with all your recipes

    26 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment! Much love 🙂

      29 . Apr . 2024
  2. WhoCaresWhoIAm

    5 stars
    Love this recipe, so healthy and full of goodness indeed!

    19 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      20 . Apr . 2024

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