Spanish Baked Eggs is made with a rich tomato sauce with whole cloves of roasted garlic and lots of plump, black Hojiblanca Olives from Spain. Eggs are baked into the sauce which is just as delicious eaten for dinner as it is for breakfast.
1cuppitted Hojiblanca Olives from Spain
3teaspoonsolive oil, divided
2headsgarlic, tops cut off
½red onion, finely minced
½serrano pepper, finely minced (reduce this amount if you are sensitive to heat)
Optional: 4 ounces Jamon Serano
1teaspooneach: Spanish paprika and sea salt
4piecesjarred roasted red peppers, chopped
28ouncecan crushed tomatoes
1tablespooneach: sherry vinegar and honey, omit for Whole30
Roughly chop the Hojiblanca Olives from Spain and add them to a large frying pan with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.
1 cup pitted Hojiblanca Olives from Spain
Place the garlic cloves in a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with the remaining teaspoon of oil. Place the garlic in your oven and turn your oven to 350 degrees.
2 heads garlic
Add the red onion, serrano pepper, and (if using) the Jamon Serano to the frying pan and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Push the ingredients to the side of the pan and add the tomato paste. Let it cook, stirring occasionally, until it has darkened and smells sweet, about 4-5 minutes. Add the Spanish paprika, salt, roasted peppers, crushed tomatoes, sherry vinegar, and honey to the pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
½ red onion, ½ serrano pepper, Optional: 4 ounces Jamon Serano, 4 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 teaspoon each: Spanish paprika and sea salt, 4 pieces jarred roasted red peppers, 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, 1 tablespoon each: sherry vinegar and honey
Remove the garlic from the oven and let it cool slightly. Squeeze the cloves from the skin and add them to the tomato sauce.
Transfer the tomato sauce to an ovenproof baking dish then crack 8 eggs and nestle them into the tomato sauce. Put the baking dish in the oven and bake until the egg whites are set, about 6 minutes.
8 large eggs
If you use an ovenproof frying pan, you can cook the eggs in the pan rather than transferring them to a baking dish.