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All Recipes, Main Dishes / January 31, 2022

Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet | Easy ONE-PAN Recipe

This Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet, known in Spain as Patatas a lo Pobre con Huevos, is a classic dish that dates back hundreds of years. It´s made with the most humble ingredients, but promises to fill you body with so much goodness and a punch of great flavors.

Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet
This dish is typically served as a starter or even as a main course for dinner. But I prefer to enjoy it for breakfast. Either way you go, make sure to serve it next to a crunchy baguette, top mop up all that creamy egg goodness.

Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet
For this recipe, you want to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy. Such as new potatoes, yukon gold or even red potatoes. That way while they cook, they keep their shape and won´t get mushy.

Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once all the veggies are lightly sauteed, you want to add in enough water to just barely cover the ingredients. When the dish is done, you want just a little bit of liquid left in the pan. If you add too much water, your breakfast skillet will be too liquidy.

Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY NONSTICK FRY PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SPANISH PAPRIKA
SPANISH SEA SALT

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Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 482 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water 600 ml
  • 4 cage-free organic eggs
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Roughly dice the onion, roughly chop the cloves of garlic, cut the green & red bell pepper into large chunks and cut the potatoes (peeled) into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick pieces

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  3. After 2 minutes add in the chopped vegetables (except for the potatoes), mix with the olive oil and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes, then add in the potatoes and cook for a couple of minutes, then add 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and season generously with sea salt & black pepper, mix together

  4. Once everything is well mixed, add in enough cold water to just barely cover the ingredients (2 1/2 cups in my case), raise to a high heat, when it comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat

  5. After 18 to 20 minutes, the potatoes should be cooked through, remove the lid, you can always pierce them with a toothpick to ensure they are done, using a spoon, make little pockets in the skillet and add the eggs into each pocket, season them with sea salt & black pepper and add the lid back on the pan, cook until the whites are set but the yolks still creamy, about 4 minutes, then remove from the heat

  6. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and serve next to a crunchy baguette, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Poor Man´s Breakfast Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 246mg82%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 1522mg43%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2693IU54%
Vitamin C 181mg219%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  3. livia bajdaun

    5 stars
    Very delicious and simple to make.

    31 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      01 . Feb . 2022

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