Spanish ¨Foolish Eggs¨ Bread & Egg Fritters | Huevos Tontos Recipe (2024)

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These Spanish ¨Foolish Eggs¨ Bread & Egg Fritters are easy to make, packed with so many great flavors and made with the most humble ingredients. You can serve these fritters as a tapas appetizer or even as a main course, next to some roasted potatoes and a salad.

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This dish hails from the Spanish province of Teruel, where it´s known as Huevos Tontos. It´s said this dish was born during times of ¨Vacas Flacas¨. Which means during a recession or economic downfall. As it´s made with cheap ingredients everyone had at home.

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Traditionally, these foolish eggs are served as is, as they are super good on their own. I like to serve them next to a saffron mayonnaise, as it takes this dish to a completely different level.

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TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make the homemade bread crumbs, I used a baguette I left out for 1 to 2 days. You want the bread to be hard, as it makes it so much easier to get the bread crumbs. You can also use regular sandwich bread or even take the easy route, and use store-bought bread crumbs.

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Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings 4

Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 1/2baguette8 oz / 200 grams
  • 1/4cupmilk60 ml
  • 4clovesgarlic minced
  • 1/4cupfinely chopped fresh parsley15 grams
  • 2large eggs
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1/2cupextra virgin olive oil125 ml


  • 1clovegarlic minced
  • 1/4tspsaffron threads.17 grams
  • 1/2cupmayonnaise115 grams
  • 1/2tsplemon juice2.5 ml
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil15 ml
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Using a box shredder, finely shred 1/2 of a baguette that has been sitting out for 1 to 2 days, you want to end up with a generous 2 cups of bread crumbs (225 grams)

  2. Transfer the bread crumbs into a large bowl, slowly pour in 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk as you mix everything together, then add in 4 cloves garlic finely minced, 1/4 cup (15 grams) finely chopped fresh parsley and 2 large eggs, season with sea salt & black pepper and mix together until you form a compact paste

  3. Using your hands or two spoons, start shapping the fritters, you want a croquette style design that is about the size of a large egg, as you finish each one transfer into parchment paper, you should end up with 8 fritters from this recipe

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/2 cup (125 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  5. After heating the olive oil for 5 minutes, it should be nice and hot but not smoking, add the fritters into the pan, all in a single layer

  6. After 4 1/2 to 5 minutes flip the fritters to fry the other side, after another 4 1/2 to 5 minutes (9 to 10 minutes total cooking time) the fritters should be perfectly cooked, remove them from the pan and transfer into a dish with paper towels

  7. To make the saffron mayo, add 1 clove garlic finely minced into a mortar, along with a 1/4 tsp (.17 grams) saffron threads and a pinch of sea salt, pound down with a pestle until you form a paste, then add in 1/2 cup (115 grams) mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) lemon juice and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil, season with black pepper and whisk until you end up with a creamy sauce

  8. Transfer the saffron mayo into a serving bowl and place into a serving dish next to the frtters, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Tags: appetizer, baguette, bread, breadcrumbs, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, fritters, garlic, huevos tontos, lemon juice, mayonnaise, milk, parsley, saffron, vegetarian


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  1. Spanish ¨Foolish Eggs¨ Bread & Egg Fritters | Huevos Tontos Recipe (12)


    will be making this soon with few subs i never had spanish food and foolish eggs before will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    15 . Feb . 2021

    • Spanish ¨Foolish Eggs¨ Bread & Egg Fritters | Huevos Tontos Recipe (13)

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      Hope you enjoy! Much love 🙂

      15 . Feb . 2021

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