I usually take advantage of having friends or family at my house. I love it! I feel like I can cook way more. The more friends and family, the more I can cook 🙂 And this weekend, we have more family over!
When I make tapas, the only problem (it’s not really a problem) is that some of the tapas require frying… fried chipirones, fried potatoes for braves and spanish omelletes, huevos cabreados/estrellados (today’s recipe!)… In Spain, the food culture revolves around olive oil. We use it a lot, and we love it. And, it can be very healthy when eaten in moderation. Olive oil has been associated with healthy diets because it contains a lot of heart healthy fats.
For today, I am employing a different method of “frying.” Instead of frying the potatoes, like the original recipe calls for, today I am baking them. The same taste with less calories! Like everything in this world, you have to try new things. And I like to try new recipes and then adapt them to make them my own.
For today we have huevos cabreados (angry eggs.) Another name for them is huevos estrellados (crashed eggs.) This is another popular tapa in Spain. Huevos estrellados is the name from the restaurant where they were originally made, Restaurant Casa Lucio in Madrid. This is one of my favorite restaurants, I love it! Even though this is one of their signature dishes, other restaurants do sell it under this name, but it is also very common to see it on other menus as huevos cabreados.
This dish is as easy as french fries topped with fried eggs.
All you need are potatoes and eggs.
– 2 cups vegetable or canola oil (used in the traditional recipe)
I will give you two options to prepare these. I have tried them both and you CAN NOT tell the difference…
Option 1 (The traditional recipe): Cut and slice the potatoes. Fry in your oil until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place them onto a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Season with salt.
Option2 (The slightly healthier recipe (and my preferred method)): Preheat the oven 420 F. Cut and slice the potatoes. Distribute the sliced potatoes onto a baking sheet in one layer. It’s important to do it in a single layer because you want the potatoes to come out super crispy. Season with salt and drizzle on some olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes.
The remainder of the recipe is the same if you have chosen option 1 or option 2. Cook a fried egg ( one egg for 2 medium potatoes. Two eggs for 4 small or medium potatoes).
Place the eggs on top of the french fries and then cut up the egg to release the yolk. Ready to serve and eat!
I like to serve it with the eggs whole and then cut them open in front of the guests. It makes a nice little show, and makes sure everything is hot and fresh!