Huevos Rotos - Spanish Broken Eggs


Deliciously simple, Huevos rotos con jamón are fried eggs served over fries / chips, with cured ham. You can opt to make the fries yourself from potatoes, but it’s not necessary.

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Huevos rotos - Spanish broken eggs
Veronique van Ohmydish

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Published at 2023-07-20, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 20-07-2023

30 minutes 2 people Lunch
Huevos rotos - Spanish broken eggs


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  • 4 slices of cured ham (Serrano, Prosciutto)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 large handfuls of fries of your choice
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
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  • deep fat fryer or air fryer
  • slotted spoon
  • bowl lined with kitchen paper
  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • large frying pan
  • spatula

Huevos Rotos - Spanish Broken Eggs

30 minutes 2 people Lunch

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tip: you can make your own fries from potatoes for this recipe, or use ready-made fries for a simpler version.

Preparation – 15 minutes

Heat the frying oil to 180 degrees celsius or 350 fahrenheit. You can also cook the fries in an air fryer. Fry the fries until nice and crispy and golden brown, then let them drain in a bowl lined with kitchen paper to remove any excess oil.

Tear the ham slices into pieces.

Huevos rotos - Spanish broken eggs
Huevos rotos - Spanish broken eggs

Finishing the Huevos rotos – 15 minutes

Heat a dash of olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the eggs for a few minutes. Make sure that the yolks are still runny, but the whites are set.

Sprinkle the fries with salt and scatter the pieces of ham over them (2 slices per plate). Finish with 2 fried eggs per plate and season each egg with a little salt. Do not use too much salt because the ham is quite salty in taste. Enjoy your dinner!

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Huevos Rotos - Spanish Broken Eggs: frequently asked questions

When do people eat Huevos Rotos in Spain?

Huevos rotos are often eaten as tapas, but sometimes as a main meal.

What are Huevos rotos also called?

Huevos rotos are also known as huevos estrellados in Madrid, the capital of Spain.