Flamenco Eggs

Spanish baked eggs recipe
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
553 Calories
31g Fat
48g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 553
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 254mg 85%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 24g
Calcium 211mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Huevos a la flamenca (flamenco eggs) are one of the tastiest Spanish egg recipes. Easy to make, it is an old and very traditional Spanish egg dish, with many different versions, depending on the area they come from. The most simple version is baked eggs with stewed tomatoes and peppers, while other versions opt to add in meat. This version of the recipe includes both chorizo and morcilla sausages, along with onion, garlic, pepper, and homemade tomato sauce.

The stewed vegetables and meats are topped with a couple of eggs and baked in the oven in individual clay dishes. If you prefer not to bake the dish, you can also fry the egg separately and place it over the meats and vegetables. Top with garlic breadcrumbs (migas) and serve piping hot. 

While it may seem like a good dish to serve for breakfast, in Spain you'd never find it on the breakfast table. Eggs in Spain are eaten almost exclusively at lunch and dinner—which means that you can eat this delicious dish any time of day!


  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 to 5 ounces Spanish chorizo sausage
  • 8 ounces Spanish morcilla de cebolla onion blood sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce (or homemade tomato sauce)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Spanish sweet paprika
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 slices stale bread
  • 1 garlic clove

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the chorizo sausage into thin slices. Cut the morcilla sausage into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick.

  2. Chop the onion and slice the garlic cloves. Chop the peppers, removing the membrane and seeds.

  3. Heat oven to 350 F.

  4. Heat approximately 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed frying pan. Fry the chorizo and morcilla slices. Remove and set aside.

  5. In the same pan, sauté the onion, garlic, and pepper. Add the tomato sauce, paprika, and sherry wine and reduce.

  6. Divide the onion and pepper mixture between four glass, clay or ceramic oven-proof dishes. Arrange the pieces of chorizo and morcilla sausage on top in each of the dishes. Break two eggs on the top of each dish. Place the dishes in the hot oven until egg whites are cooked, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. While eggs are baking, crush stale bread into small pieces or crumbs using a mortar and pestle or food processor. Peel a garlic clove. Heat the same frying pan, adding 1 to 2 more tablespoons of olive oil. Add garlic cloves to oil and fry without burning the garlic.

  8. Remove garlic. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and stirring, browning the crumbs quickly. Remove crumbs from pan and put in a bowl.

  9. When eggs are cooked, remove from oven and sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over each dish.

  10. Serve and enjoy!