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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.14 / 5 (29 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
25 min

Thomasina Miers cooks up golden crispy potatoes with fried eggs and wafer thin slices of Spanish ham drizzled with zingy lemon and parsley puree


1. Slice the jamón as thinly as possible in small, shortish pieces. The ham should be almost transparent.

2. Soak the potatoes in water for ten minutes, then drain and pat them dry. Salt them and leave for another 10 minutes.

3. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat and fry the potatoes in batches until they are soft, about 20 minutes.

4. Remove the potatoes whilst you turn the heat right up. When the oil is ready, add a little salt to the potatoes and fry them until they are crisp. You can finish the potatoes off in the oven to crisp up.

5. Chop the garlic with some salt, and add this to a blender, along with the parsley, lemon juice, zest and 50ml of olive oil. Blitz to a smooth puree.

6. Add another 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a frying-pan. When it is hot, break in the eggs, and add a little seasoning. Fry, spooning over the hot oil until the yolk is still runny but the white is crispy and browned at the edges.

7. Put the potatoes on a hot plate, drape over the thin slices of jamon, add the eggs on top and dot over the parsley puree. Serve at once.


  • 200 g jamón ibérico ham, acorn-fed
  • 800 g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into discs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • large handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 eggs

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Simple & fantastic

ChrisF79363 ChrisF79363  Posted 23 Feb 2012 2:47 PM