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Broken eggs with shrimp and octopus

Broken eggs with shrimp and octopus


  • Half
  • 90 minutes
  • For 6 people
  • 3.5 € / person
  • 280kcal per 100g.
  • · ·

How to prepare some broken eggs with garlic prawns and octopus

This weekend he has left a spectacular dinner with friends with a good plate of broken eggs and 2 bottles of Albariño to water them.

We have prepared some broken or crashed eggs this time they tasted of the sea and they again mixed the octopus and some garlic prawns .

It is the first time that I combine potatoes, eggs, octopus, shrimp and garlic, but I assure you that the combination is yummy. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

Taking advantage of the fact that we recently prepared an  octopus recipe  at home, I took the opportunity to freeze part of it, to have some legs ready for a recipe like this.

On the blog you can find a lot of recipes with this ingredient, including  all the secrets to cook the octopus and that it is cooked . In the previous recipe for Fermín-style broken eggs, I explained that in Ourense we have several places that prepare them very well.

You should not miss the opportunity to visit the vella (old) area of ​​Ourense and lose yourself in its shops to have tapas and taste these broken eggs and other viands.

Preparation of potatoes and octopus

  1. We peel the potatoes, wash them in cold water and cut them into half centimeter slices, that is, bakery potatoes.
  2. We dry the potatoes with absorbent kitchen paper and reserve.
  3. Cut the onion into julienne strips. Garlic cloves in thin slices.
  4. We cut the octopus (already cooked, you can our post on how to cook octopus ) into thin slices.
  5. We cut it with kitchen scissors, the legs into 1 cm thick pieces and the head into small pieces. We reserve.
  6. Fry over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes in extra virgin olive oil.
  7. We want to make them to a point that they are fried but not crisp. We withdraw and reserve.
  8. In a frying pan, pour a sheet of olive oil. When it reaches temperature, add the onion and garlic, cook for ten minutes over medium heat. We salt to taste.

Preparation of the prawns with garlic

Our next step is to prepare the prawns, although if you prefer they can be replaced by prawns. It is important to have fresh prawns or prawns.

  1. Excess water is fatal for the recipe, so they are fresh or frozen we must remove excess water with absorbent paper.
  2. Peel the garlic and chop it into very small pieces.
  3. We add a good olive oil to the casserole and heat, when the oil is hot we add the chilli in 2-3 pieces.
  4. Fry the garlic over low heat for 1 minute, remove the garlic and the chilli with a slotted spoon, remove on a plate. We introduce the prawns in the previous oil.
  5. We remove the shrimp at all times while they are cooking for about 2 minutes, no longer, but we will eat shrimp like the sole of a shoe.
  6. We add the garlic, salt and pepper. We remove from the fire so that it does not cook more.
  7. In the casserole of the prawns we add the octopus that we have prepared before.
  8. We mix in temperate with softness so that the flavors come together well. We reserve for final assembly.

Preparation of broken eggs with octopus and garlic prawns

  1. The key point of the recipe is in the eggs.
  2. Add to the same pan 1 tablespoon of oil from the potatoes and fry the eggs without finishing curdling. They should not be too cooked (the yolk should be liquid).
  3. Add the onion and potatoes to the pan and break the eggs with a wooden spoon.
  4. We present these broken eggs with the octopus and garlic prawns on top of the potatoes in a large platter.
  5. And that’s it, a bit laborious recipe but from the photo you can get an idea of ​​how impressive it is.

This dish must be served immediately and very hot. I hope you like it. Bo provided!

You can see all the step by step photos of the recipe for these broken eggs with shrimp and octopus   in this album. Do not miss any detail and they will be perfect, come on, repeat over and over again.

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