15 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Egg in Spanish
El huevo, or egg in Spanish, is one of the most versatile and complete foods a human can eat. You can eat eggs for breakfast, dinner, and even lunch! And most of the time, preparing eggs is not time consuming at all.
Eggs are amazing. The whites, called claras in Spanish and the yolks, or yemas in Spanish, are rich in nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Also, the yolk contains cholesterol, vitamins D and E, and essential fatty acids that are great for the body.
While eggs have the potential to be delicious, they may begin to taste a bit bland by eating them day after day. But don’t worry! In this article, you’ll discover 15 different ways to eat your eggs as well as how to explain it and ask for a delicious egg in Spanish!
¿Cómo te gustan tus huevos?
How do you like your eggs? This is a common question you hear at a restaurant when ordering your breakfast or when you talk with your peers about your favorite food. Here are the most ways to eat your egg in Spanish:
|El huevo revuelto||Scrambled egg|
|El huevo estrellado||Sunny-side up egg|
|El huevo frito||Fried egg|
|El huevo duro||Hard-boiled egg|
|El huevo pochado||Poached egg|
|El huevo tibio||Soft-boiled egg|
Persona 1: ¿Cómo te gustan tus huevos?
Persona 2: Me gustan los huevos revueltos.
Person 1: How do you like your eggs?
Person 2: I like scrambled eggs.
¡Un huevo estrellado con ramen sabe muy bien!
A fried egg with ramen tastes really good!
El huevo duro es un buen desayuno pues tiene pocas calorías.
A hard boiled egg is a good breakfast because it has few calories.
15 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Egg in Spanish
Now I’m going to share some delicious recipes to prepare your egg in Spanish. This section divides in two parts:
- Delicious foods that become even better when you add egg to them.
- Easy and delectable egg recipes for any day of the week.
Try to not get too hungry!
5 Foods That Taste Better with an Egg!
1. La pizza con huevo
If you love pizza, and you love eggs, then you’ll love la pizza con huevo (Pizza with egg). The only thing you have to do to take your pizza to a whole new level and make it more trendy is to take your pizza out of the oven a few minutes before it is completely done and crack some eggs over it as another topping. Put your pizza back into the oven for another 5 minutes to ensure the eggs are thoroughly cooked. My advice? Try to keep the yolk a little bit undercooked to give some extra flavor and texture to your pizza as you bite into it.
2. La sopa ramen con huevo
Ramen is a cheap food option that you prepare in minutes, although it’s not the healthiest option nor is it the most fulfilling dish you can eat. However, if you add an egg to it, you morph it into something delicious that will leave you satisfied. Try adding one of the following types of egg to your ramen soup:
- Un huevo frito
- Un huevo pochado
- Un huevo duro
Additions like soy sauce, sesame oil, minced onion, and garlic salt make this an exquisite, affordable dinner any time!
3. La hamburguesa con huevo
Burgers are the most versatile foods out there! They can go from simple—like a typical cheeseburger—to a more complicated dish, like those “monster” burgers that include several kinds of cheese, two or three hamburguers, onion rings, some kind of sauce, bacon and layers of vegetables!
So adding an egg to a burger doesn’t sound too crazy, right?
In Guatemala, we have a famous hamburger called el Torito, which means “little bull.” It’s a giant, piping hot burger whose signature is thick, melty cheese and a big fried egg on top of the burger patty. It’s a most delicious example of how an egg can take your burger to the next level. If you make it to Guatemala during your next trip to Latin America, try it!
If you’d rather skip the plane ride, next time you make a burger at home, slip un huevo estrellado into it. Be sure to fry it up in the same grill you use for the meat, which will give it a smoky, meaty taste that pairs well with everything else in the burger.
4. El huevo con arroz frito
Fried rice is a quick, easy, and delicious meal that gets even heartier with the addition of a couple of huevos revueltos o estrellados that you incorporate into the dish.
However you decide to prepare them, your rice will taste delicious!
5. Los huevos con panes con jamón y queso
A simple sandwich with cheese and ham is elevated to a whole new meal after you add some eggs to it. The combination of melted cheese, fluffy eggs, and a solid piece of ham makes a wonderful breakfast or brunch sandwich. Best way to start the day!
Easy Recipes to Eat Your Eggs in Spanish
6. Los Huevos revueltos
Los huevo revueltos are probably the easiest preparation of an egg in Spanish. To please your palate with your scrambled eggs, try this easy recipe that will make them fluffy and full of flavor!
1 cucharadita de mantequilla
1 pizca de sal
Pimienta al gusto
Tomate picado (opcional)
Cebolla picada (opcional)
1 teaspoon of butter
1 pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
Chopped tomato (optional)
Chopped onion (optional)
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and put the teaspoon of butter to melt. As the butter melts, beat the eggs with a fork in a deep plate. The trick is that when the butter is completely melted, carefully pour the eggs in the pan. Do not stir them for 15-20 seconds, then add salt, pepper, tomato, and onion and stir the mixture a few times with a spatula. Always move it toward the center of the pan. Turn off the heat before the eggs are entirely dry, and they will finish cooking through the residual heat, giving them a soft and fluffy texture (without getting rubbery).
7. Los Huevos en canasta / Huevos en un agujero
“Eggs in a basket” or “Eggs in a hole” is a fun way to eat an egg and it’s a kids’ favorite! It’s also easy to prepare in bulk to share with your friends and family. Here is a quick recipe and instructions:
1 ½ cucharadita de grasa de tocino, mantequilla o aceite
1 rodaja de pan
Sal y pimienta al gusto
1 ½ teaspoon of bacon grease or butter
1 slice of bread
Salt and pepper to taste
First, melt the beacon grease or the butter on a non stick pan over low heat. Then cut a hole in the center of your bread before you lay it on a hot skillet. When slightly toasted, flip it around, crack the egg in the middle of the slice, and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the egg is ready and then flip again to cook the egg on the other side as you toast the bread a little bit more.
8. El Omelette
The trick to make an omelette is to cook the eggs without stirring, then serve it folded after you stuff it with cheese, vegetables, and any meat of your choice.
If you don’t know how to do it, cooking an omelette can be a little intimidating, but in reality, it’s a quick and easy fix for breakfast or dinner. Here is a simple recipe:
2 huevos batidos
1 cucharadita de aceite
Queso mozzarella rallado
Tomate picado al gusto
Cebolla picada al gusto
Chile pimiento picado al gusto
2 beaten eggs
1 tablespoon of oil
Grated mozzarella cheese
Chopped tomato to taste
Chopped onion to taste
Chopped bell pepper to taste
Season the beaten eggs with pepper and salt, meanwhile heat the oil on a non-stick frying pan on medium-low heat until the butter begins to melt and foam. Then pour the eggs and tilt the pan to cover all of it with the mixture. Let it cook for about 20 seconds before you scrape a line in the middle of the mixture with the spatula. Move the pan again to fill the place you scrape with more egg, and repeat the process in intervals of 20 seconds until the egg sets. Then you can fill the omelette with whatever you want, fold gently, and serve.
9. Los envueltos en huevo
A popular dish in some Latin American countries, los envueltos en huevo (“wrapped in egg”) are whipped egg whites with yolk mixed together and seasoned with some salt and pepper and perfect to coat vegetables and fry them. Is an easy way to eat your veggies! Accompany with some chirmol and enjoy!
You can wrap any vegetable in egg, but the most popular ones are cauliflower and green beans. Here are the instructions for coliflor envuelta en huevo:
Cut the cauliflower in small pieces and cook it in enough water and salt, when ready drain it and put aside. In a bowl, separate the egg whites and whisk them until they become fluffy. Add salt and pepper to taste, incorporating the spices delicately, then add the two egg yolks and beat again.
Put oil on a non-stick frying pan and let it heat up on medium-low heat. Meanwhile take the dry cooked cauliflower and carefully flatten it, then dip it on the egg mixture trying to cover it entirely. Carefully put it on the pan. Let it fry until golden then serve with chirmol (roasted tomato sauce) and rice.
10. La Ensalada de Huevo
Egg salad is such a tasty dish, perfect for a snack or to take as quick food when traveling. It is also one of the easiest ways to prepare egg in Spanish. Here is a recipe:
5 huevos duros
3 cucharadas de mayonesa
1 cucharada de mostaza
½ cebolla picada
1 diente de ajo picado
Perejil al gusto
Sal al gusto
5 hard-boiled eggs
3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of mustard
½ onion chopped
1 chopped garlic clove
Parsley to taste
Salt to taste
Be sure the chopped ingredients are as finely chopped. Crack and peel the hard boiled eggs and separate the whites from the yolks, put the yolks aside and cut the cooked whites in small pieces.
Take the yolks and mix them with the mayonnaise, the mustard, the onion and garlic clove. Add some salt and pepper and then mix with the whites thoroughly. Serve cold.
11. El quiche
Quiche sounds like a really fancy way to eat your eggs, and sometimes it looks like the recipes on the internet are for professionals, but this one on this article is really easy to do! Let’s get to it!
1 masa de pay pre-hecha (refrigerada)
¾ de leche o crema
¾ de una cucharadita de sal
¼ de cucharadita de pimienta
1 taza de jamón picado
1 ½ taza de queso rallado
3 cucharadas de cebollín
1 refrigerated pie crust
6 large eggs
¾ cup milk
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cooked ham
1 ½ cups shredded cheese
3 tablespoons green onions
Preheat your oven to 350F and unroll your pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, the milk, and add salt and pepper. On the pie crust, put the ham, 1 cup of cheese, and the green onions. Then pour the egg mixture on top. Add the rest of the cheese on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is completely set. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes and serve. This recipe for egg in Spanish sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
12. La frittata
A frittata is an egg-based Italian dish. Frittatas are extremely flexible and you can eat them with almost anything. Today, you will learn a fast and easy frittata recipe to share with family and friends.
400g de champiñones portobello
200g de espinca fresca
50 ml de leche
50g de queso manchego
3 cucharadas de aceite de oliva extra virgen
2 dientes de ajo
Sal y pimienta al gusto
400g of portobello mushrooms
200g of fresh spinach
50ml of milk
50g of manchego cheese
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
Grease a large circular mold and cover it with baking paper. On a non-stick pan heat some oil and sauté the garlic and the finely chopped leek. Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until tender. Add the spinach. In a different bowl, mix the eggs with salt, add the manchego cheese, the milk and the sauté vegetables. Pour into the mold and bake to 300F for 30 minutes or until the mix is settled. Serve hot.
13. El huevo duro
This is more like a tip to make a perfect huevo duro. Hard boiled eggs are relatively easy to cook, but sometimes they can get over done or undercooked, if you don’t pay attention.
The perfect cooking time for a boiled egg is between 8 to 12 minutes, depending on your cooking pot. So after that time, you can be sure you will have a well-done hard-boiled egg. Eat it on toast, a little bit of olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
14. El huevo tibio
Now, if you prefer runny egg yolks and a soft white, hard boiled eggs may not be for you, but soft-boiled eggs or huevos tibios are an excellent option to enjoy your eggs!
All you need is an egg and enough water to cover your egg on your cooking pot. Put the water to boil and when it boils, put the egg inside your pot, cover it and remove it from the heat. Leave the pot covered for 4-6 minutes, after that, pass your egg through cold water to stop cooking. Serve it on an egg cup, carefully crack the top of the egg and enjoy with toast.
15. El pan con huevo: Tik Tok edition
This one is a trendy way of eating your egg, is really simple but so inventive that it went viral on several apps!
2 rodajas de pan
2 rodajas de queso americano
Sal y pimienta al gusto
Vegetales al gusto
2 bread slices
2 american cheese slices
Salt and Pepper to taste
Vegetables to taste
Heat your non-frying pan on medium heat and add butter or oil. While that heats up, whisk the eggs and then pour it on the heated pan. While the mixture is still raw, place both bread slices over the eggs and wait until cooked to flip it over, so the bread is under the eggs. Add the cheese, bacon, ham and whatever vegetable you want and fold the sides of the egg to make something like a pocket. Fold your bread and flip it until toasted as desired. Serve hot!
Join the trend and prepare this egg in Spanish!
Let’s Talk About Eggs!
Now you know 15 different ways to cook and enjoy your egg in Spanish and English! Is there a way you like to prepare and eat your eggs that I didn’t cover in this article? Which of all these recipes you would love to try out? Leave me a comment below and let’s start a conversation!
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This is a great article, thank you for putting all these recipes and tips together!
I’m glad you enjoyed it!