Spanish Baked Eggs

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We were supposed to be having meatballs for dinner tonight but the planets didn’t align. My little one chose to go down for a nap later than I had hoped so there was no time.

So i whipped up some Baked Eggs instead. This is another one of those meals that is always a winner in my house and its really quick and easy to make. I just call them ‘Spanish’ because of the chorizo!

Ingredients

600g Potatoes chopped into small chunks (waxy ones are best)
2 cloves garlic sliced
200g Chorizo casing removed and sliced
2 spring onions sliced
1 bell pepper (i like red ones)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
4 medium eggs (room temp is best)

Method

Throw the potatoes into a pan of salted boiling water to get cooking. Turn on your oven to get it nice and hot. 180’C should do it. Take a big oven safe pan and pop onto the hob on a medium heat. Once its hot add the chorizo and bell pepper and let it sizzle away so that all the tasty fat renders out of the sausage.

Turn the heat down to a simmer and add the spring onion and garlic. Keep stirring and watching now as the garlic can burn quite easily.

Test the potatoes with a knife. They should be cooked through so you can drain them and add them to the large pan. I like to get some crispy edges on the potatoes so I cook them for a little while here, stirring occasionally.

Next add in the whole can of tomatoes, give it all a sir and let it bubble for two or three minutes while you get the eggs. using the back of a large spoon or a ladle make four ‘wells’ in the surface of the potato mixture. Then crack an egg into each one of these wells. I find it easiest to crack the egg into a small cup or jug first and then pour them in. you can check them that way too.

Put the whole pan into the oven for about 10mins or until the eggs are as set as you like them. I can’t really give super accurate timings for this bit because there are a lot of variables i.e how big are your eggs, were they cold or warm and do you like them runny or set? My little ones and I like them quite set so i bake them for about 13/14mins.

That’s it. Serve it up!! I like to sprinkle some chilli flakes on top of mine.

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