Pan fried ham and vegetables with egg

Posted: March 8, 2009 by nietize in Eggs, Spanish
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1 onion, roughly chopped
175g cooked ham
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 yellow pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tsp paprika
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp sun-dried tomato puree
4 large eggs
115g grated cheddar

Heat olive oil in deep frying pan. Add onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently

Meanwhile, cut the cooked ham into 5cm batons. 

Add the peppers to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes. 

Stir in the paprika, tomatoes, tomato puree, ham and seasoning and cook gently for 15 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low. Make four wells in the tomato mixture, break an egg into each and season. Cook over a gentle heat until the white begins to set. Preheat the grill. Sprinkle the cheese over and grill for about 5 minutes until the eggs are set.

OK, I seem to be going on a culinary tour of eggs. The french baked eggs, the italian frittata and now this Spanish version where, the eggs are not beaten but are broken into the vegetable mixture directly and cooked whole. There’s still the Spanish tortilla for me to experiment with. I am bringing a Spanish cookbook back to London, so I will be using it for the last couple of weeks at least.


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