Weekend recipe: Spanish eggs

An ideal weekend around the SY household involves at least one morning that’s on the go-slow side of life.

Our weeks are crazy and a bit time pressured Рask any commuting family Рso the thought of waking up without an alarm to jolt you into action for  the day is our kind of bliss.

We don’t always get this kind of weekend reprieve but when we do, you can bet that it¬†involves a late breakfast of something that really will take us through till mid-afternoon. And this week’s recipe – Spanish eggs – fits that bill. It’s one of Mr SY’s faves so he’s usually very happy to whip this one up on demand.

We found it years ago in a magazine {that I won’t name because I’ve got my cranky pants on at its behaviour over certain photos} at the start of our chorizo obsession and have played with and frequently cooked it ever since. Now, if you’re vegetarian, no need to click away, this recipe is easily adaptable … just ditch the chorizo and throw in some red kidney beans instead.

The key to the flavour is to let the chorizo and red onion really caramelise in the pan before adding in the tomatoes … and then let that simmer down before adding the eggs.

Spanish eggs

Ingredients

Ingredients: Spanish eggs

Method

1. Dice onion; slice chorizo in half lengthways then slice cross-ways, leaving you with sort of half-moon shaped slices.

2. Caramelise both off in a pan. I happily throw both in together but Mr SY likes to keep things separate at this stage.

3. Once caramelised, add in tomatoes and simmer until mixture thickens and reduces down – about 10 minutes.

4. Make “wells” in the reduced sauce and crack an egg into each well.

Spanish eggs

Spanish eggs

5. Cover pan and let cook until eggs are done to your liking.

6. Serve with crusty sour dough bread {or GF toast like I have pictured above} and fresh herbs and/or rocket. We’ve generally got enough from our garden for this.

7. Enjoy.

PS. When we’re feeling really piggy and this is our one meal for the day, we’ll share this between the two of us but normal serves would be one egg each.

Do you have a favourite weekend brunch recipe?

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  • http://www.boxandbrownie.com/ Hannah

    Yum, they make a similar dish in Israel and it is called Shakshuka and it is a favourite of mine. You’ve reminded me to whip up a batch this weekend x

    • Dotty

      We love shakshuka. It’s now popping up on menus in cafes around Melb.

      • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

        I will look out for it when next in Melb.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Hi Hannah, I wasn’t aware there was a dish called Shakshuka till the comments in this post. Will look for it at restaurants now too!

  • Jen ( SE Qld)

    Oh Yum Nikki. This recipe looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it maybe next weekend if the Lazy Sunday Gods are kind to us .I think it would also make a great, quick Sunday night dinner after being out all day and getting in late.

    Our weekends lie ins are few and far between at the moment as seems to be more the norm now, but when we do get a day home we relish a late brunch of good old eggs benedict with homemade hollandaise and good ham, lots of good coffee and maybe some cold fresh fruit salad if the mood takes us.

    P.S. I think there are many people with cranky pants on at the moment over a certain magazine’s behaviour this past week :(

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Love it when the Lazy Sunday Gods behave! And love your brunch!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeautifullyOrg Marissa Roberts

    Oh Nikki that looks amazing, now I’m really hungry :) LOVE the pic of the ingredients you need, it looks great xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks Marissa … am trying to do these recipe posts like that … see how I go ;)

  • Kalyani Wakhare

    What a perfect recipe for brunch..I love brunches on Saturdays after a bit of sleep in! I am a vegetarian and liked both the substituting suggestions..Thanks Nikki n Sharon:-)

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Glad you like!

  • Sharon

    Wonderfully appetizing photos! Vegetarians could also use a faux meat product in lieu of the chorizo. Sanitarium have a new product – Vegie Delights Pepperoni (look in Woolies dairy cabinet, near the tofu & cheeses). Can be used plain or cooked and would definitely add some spiciness to the egg dish. It isn’t gluten free but will suit some vegetarians.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Thanks for the tip, Sharon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johanne-Taylor/100000780773879 Johanne Taylor

    We share your chorizo obsession, and love recipes that consist of stuff that’s nearly always in the fridge, so will add this to the list.

    Lucky for me my husband cooks me breakfast at least once every weekend, and is happy to make whatever I order for us both, so I know what is on the menu tomorrow!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Chorizo lovers of the world unite! Enjoy.

  • mon

    How many would this feed sorry if this is dumb but pretty useless in kitchen?

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      Not a dumb question and one I’ll also add into the post – sorry! Now, if we’re feeling piggy and usually we are on a late weekend brunch, this does two of us but you could serve to four (one egg each).

  • http://claireyhewitt.blogspot.com/ ClaireyHewitt

    We actually have every one of the ingredients in the fridge right now. Guess what we are having this weekend!

    • http://claireyhewitt.blogspot.com/ ClaireyHewitt

      PS That is the best way to show me the ingredients for something – visual!

      • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

        Thanks Clairey – I’m a visual person and our dark bench tops might not be the prettiest but they work for this purpose! And yes, we always have a cheeky chorizo lying around in the fridge for this recipe – the rest we seem to always have!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Thank-you for sharing this recipe,We don’t do brunch often but i do like to make a nice fritta or berry crepes or something we don’t usually have ,you are very lucky Mr SY cooks ,my husband does not so all the meals are made by me!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au/ Nikki | Styling You

      I am indeed very lucky that he pitches in on the weekends!