Hello hello everyone, in this new opportunity we have: Eggs with a flamenco air to dance with happiness! Who doesn’t like to dip their bread in egg yolk? This recipe is colorful, rich, practical… It has everything the girls want. Although it is an Andalusian recipe, depending on the region of Spain, the flamenco style eggs They can have different names. For example, in some areas, they are known as “flamenco style eggs“, while in others they are called “gypsy eggs” o “eggs in casserole“.
But you don’t have to wait to travel to try the incredible flamenco style eggs because today we tell you how to make them and a little about their history.
About flamenco-style eggs
Los “flamenco style eggs” They are a traditional dish of Spanish cuisine, specifically associated with the Andalusia region, where flamenco culture has a great influence. The term “flamenco” in the name of the dish may refer to the flamenco art and lifestyle, typical of this area.
Where do flamenco eggs come from?
Although the dish is mainly associated with Andalusia, it is possible to find variants of this recipe in other regions of Spain and also in different countries, each with its distinctive touch and local adaptation.
It is important to highlight that the flamenco style eggs They are a versatile and enjoyable culinary delight for both locals and visitors who want to try an authentic taste of the Spanish gastronomy.
What do flamenco eggs taste like?
These eggs are known for their rustic presentation and flavor. The ingredients are cooked together, allowing the flavors to blend and enhance each other. The egg, when broken, mixes with the other ingredients, creating a delicious combination.
The main ingredients usually include eggs, tomato, onion, peppers, peas, potatoes, garlic and sometimes, ham or chorizo. The choice and combination of ingredients may vary depending on the recipe and the cook’s preferences.
Traditionally, flamenco eggs are prepared in the oven. The ingredients are cooked in a casserole or clay dish, and then eggs are placed on top. The dish is baked until the eggs are cooked to perfection, but the yolks are still runny.
Methods to cook this recipe
Flamenco eggs in a frying pan
To make flamenco eggs in a frying panthe main ingredients (such as tomato, onion, peppers, peas, potatoes, garlic, ham or chorizo) are cooked together in a large skillet on the stove, until they are tender and the flavors have blended.
Then, small holes are made in the mixture and the eggs are broken into them. The eggs are cooked over low heat until the whites are firm and the yolks are still runny. Some people prefer to cover the pan with a lid to help the eggs cook evenly.
Flamenco style eggs in the oven
To variants of flamenco eggs in the oven It involves cooking the ingredients in a pot or clay dish and then cooking the dish in the oven. The ingredients, such as tomato, onion, peppers, peas, potatoes, garlic, ham o chorizothey are mixed in the casserole and baked until they are tender and the flavors have fused.
Then, crack the eggs over the mixture and continue baking until the whites are firm and the liquid yolks.
6 facts you should know about this preparation
- folkloric origin: Its name is related to the flamenco culture of Andalusia, Spain. It is said that the dish received this name due to its colorful and showy presentation, reminiscent of the traditional and cheerful costumes of flamenco dancing.
- Gypsy inspiration: It is believed that the original flamenco egg recipe was created by the gypsy community that lived in Andalusia. The gypsies had a great influence in the region and their bohemian lifestyle full of music and dance was also reflected in their gastronomy.
- Cooking in a pan or casserole: Over time, the dish has evolved and there are different ways to prepare it. Traditionally, it was baked in a clay pot, but over time, the version cooked in a large skillet on the stove also became popular.
- Use plate: Flamenco egg used to be a recipe for use, where ingredients that were available in the pantry or left over from other meals were used to create a tasty and nutritious dish.
- Influence in other countries: The popularity of flamenco eggs has transcended the borders of Spain, and this dish has inspired similar versions in other countries. For example, some dishes from Latin American cuisine, such as ranchero eggs In Mexico, they have a certain similarity to flamenco eggs.
- Participation in Holy Week: In some places in Andalusia, flamenco eggs are part of the culinary tradition of Holy Week, especially on Good Friday, when Catholics avoid eating meat.
You can serve flamenco eggs directly in the pan or casserole where they are cooked for a more rustic and authentic presentation. Another option is to divide the mixture into individual plates for a more elegant presentation. This dish is ideal for surprising guests and taking a photo for social networks.
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Flamenco eggs recipe
Yield: 4 portions
Preparation time: 45 minutes
- 4 eggs
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped into small cubes
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped into small cubes
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes
- 100 g peas (can be fresh or frozen)
- 100 g serrano ham or chorizo, cut into small pieces
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make flamenco eggs
- In a large frying pan, sauté the onion and peppers in a little olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.
- Add the crushed tomatoes and peas. Cook until the sauce thickens a little and you can make holes to place the eggs. Then arrange the pieces of ham or chorizo on top.
- Cook over low heat until the whites are cooked and the yolks are still liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the flamenco style eggs with bread to dip in the yolk.