Huevos al plato with sobrassada recipe: a quick and easy dish from Majorca

Huevos al plato is a traditional Spanish recipe that is very easy to prepare. In particular, these with sobrassada are very popular in the Balearic Islands. The name of huevos al plato comes from the fact that the eggs are cooked in the same dish in which they are served later. In addition, it is a recipe very similar to the one for huevos a la flamenca with chorizo and potatoes, which is traditional in Andalusian cuisine.

Huevos al plato with sobrassada are also known as huevos a la mallorquina, since the recipe is original from Majorca. A typical dish from this area must include one of its local products: sobrassada, a traditional sausage from the Balearic Islands protected with the geographical indication sign. Therefore, the key is to choose a quality sobrassada, as it plays a fundamental part in these delicious huevos al plato. Below we tell you how to prepare this quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients for the huevos al plato with sobrassada recipe (per casserole):

  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g of sobrassada
  • Tomato sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Serrano ham in small cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Pour some olive oil into the terracotta casserole dishes, where the huevos al plato will be served, to grease them. Put them in the oven for a few minutes to heat the dishes.
  3. Take them out and put a base of tomato sauce at the bottom of each casserole dish.
  4. Crack the eggs, taking care not to break the yolks, over the tomato. Add salt and pepper, cheese and Serrano ham to taste.
  5. Shred the sobrassada with a fork and cover the egg whites with it.
  6. Put the casseroles in the oven and leave them for 8-10 minutes until the yolks are well set.

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