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All Recipes, Main Dishes / January 16, 2023

Spanish Garlic Eggs | Possibly the BEST Fried Eggs Recipe

These Spanish Garlic Eggs, known as Huevos con Ajos, are possibly the BEST fried eggs ever. We´re talking eggs fried in extra virgin olive oil, with a ton of garlic and then topped off with a parsley and garlic sauce.

Spanish Garlic Eggs
This recipe is inspired from a recent trip I took to the beautiful town of Estepona. I found this dish at a local family-owned restaurant and it truly blew me away. You can serve these eggs for any meal of the day and they work great next to some roasted potatoes and a crunchy baguette.

Spanish Garlic Eggs
The secret to this recipe is to use a GREAT Extra Virgin Olive Oil. As it´s what really flavors the entire dish. I used a Spanish one from the Georgetown olive oil company. Truly one of my personal favorite Spanish olive oils.

Spanish Garlic Eggs

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: When you add the sliced garlic into the pan, just sautee until lightly golden brown. If you brown them too much, they will get a bitter flavor. Once you add the eggs, place the sauteed slices of garlic over the eggs, so they stop cooking.

Spanish Garlic Eggs

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Garlic Eggs

Spanish Garlic Eggs | Huevos con Ajos

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 512 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 90 ml
  • 4 cage-free organic eggs
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley 8 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Add 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped into a mortar, along with a pinch of sea salt and 2 tbsp chopped parsley, using a pestle pound down until you form a paste-like texture, then add in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, mix together and set aside

  2. Heat a small to medium sized fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic and crack the eggs into small bowls (I like to crack 2 eggs into each bowl)

  4. Once the olive oil is hot but not smoking, add in half of the sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 30 to 45 seconds and the garlic is lightly browned, add in 2 eggs, place the slices of garlic over the eggs and let the eggs fry without moving them

  5. After 1 to 2 minutes and the eggs have a golden crust underneath, splash some of the hot olive oil over the eggs, just for a few seconds to cook the egg whites, then remove from the fry pan, shaking off any excess olive oil, cook the next set of eggs in the same way

  6. Transfer the fried eggs into a serving dish, season with sea salt & black pepper, add the parsley sauce over the eggs, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Spanish Olive Oil I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garlic Eggs | Huevos con Ajos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 34g
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 711mg31%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 813IU16%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  4. Fi

    I made made the chorizo and lentil stew last night…my son loves chorizo, after a holiday in Extremadura, but not a lentil fan….However, he LOVED this dish. Will try the eggs this weekend….

    20 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      21 . Jan . 2023
  5. Jacqueline C

    Thanks! I live just over the border from Andalusia in Portugal. I have often eaten these type of eggs, they’re delicious, but until now, I’ve never known exactly how to recreate them. Really helpful video, can’t wait to try the recipe!

    16 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      17 . Jan . 2023
  6. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish garlic eggs before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    16 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      17 . Jan . 2023

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