Spanish Poor Man´s Eggs & Potatoes | One of Spain´s Most Classic Dishes
Spain is known for making some historic dishes, and these Spanish Poor Man´s Eggs & Potatoes are no exception. This dish hails from the 16th century and promises to be one of the best-tasting egg dishes ever.
This dish is easy to make, packed with simple yet delicious flavors and made with the most humble ingredients. You can serve it as a starter like they do here in Spain, or even for breakfast next to a crusty baguette.
The secret to this recipe is to use the highest-quality ingredients. Like cage-free organic eggs, a great Spanish olive oil and the freshest produce.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to fry the potatoes on a medium heat and nothing higher. Otherwise they will brown too quickly on the outside and not fully cook in the inside. When you whisk the eggs, just lightly whisk them, you want to have some egg whites still there. It´s what gives this dish that incredible flavor.
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Spanish Poor Man´s Eggs & Potatoes
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 90 ml
- 3 medium sized potatoes
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 5 cage-free organic eggs
- handful freshly chopped parsley
- sea salt & black pepper
Cut 3 potatoes (washed & patted dry) into small 1 cm (3/8 inch) thick pieces
Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/3 cup (90 ml) extra virgin olive oil
After heating the olive oil for 5 minutes, add the cut potatoes into the pan, mix every 3 to 4 minutes
Meanwhile, cut 1 green bell pepper into thin strips that are 5 cm (2 inches) long, thinly slice 1 onion, thinly slice 4 cloves garlic and crack 5 eggs into a bowl, season with sea salt & black pepper and lightly whisk together for just 5 to 10 seconds
After frying the potatoes for 25 minutes, they should be perfectly cooked, just pierce with a toothpick to ensure they are done, remove the potatoes from the pan and set aside
Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the sliced green bell pepper, sliced onion and sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil
After 6 to 8 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, lower the fire to a low-medium heat, add the fried potatoes back into the pan, season everything with sea salt & black pepper and mix together, then add in the whisked eggs and continue to mix everything together, cook for 3 to 4 minutes while mixing, then remove from the heat, transfer into a serving dish and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!
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