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Eggs Flamenco

Eggs Flamenco


If you want to be specific, this dish pertains to the Spanish meal of tapas. I will have to go much more into depth about tapas but not today. For now, to keep it short, tapas are small appetizers, but when served in a variety can make up a whole meal.

In my kitchen from time to time I turn certain tapas into full fledged meals. One such meal is Eggs Flamenco which can be a great breakfast, an elegant lunch, or a light pleasant dinner. When you pull the finished dish out of the oven you will be greeted with a smell and color that will instantly take you to the streets of Spain, to the flamenco dance, to the fiery colors of a beautiful Spanish dress, and the bright spirit of Spain. A little too poetic you say? Maybe, but Spain is made of this: of warmth, family, sun, commotion, and great food.


4 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into cubes or strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper or a mixture of colored peppers, cut into small squares
  • ½ can of corn, drained
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • A few sage leaves (optional), cut into thin strips/julienned
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil (or other oil)



In a wide frying pan heat olive oil. Add onion, sauté over medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes, until onion is almost translucent.

Add red bell pepper. Sauté for about 7 minutes.

Add garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Add parsley, salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add corn and mix. Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

Divide the vegetable mixture into four baking dishes (such as, individual pie dishes). Make a well in the center. Break an egg into each well. Sprinkle eggs with salt. Sprinkle each dish with sage strips.

Put into the oven. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Serve immediately with toast or baguette.

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