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Low Carb Huevos Rotos (Spanish- Broken Eggs)

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Huevos Rotos is one of those dishes that always sounds good, and the best thing is its ingredients are basic and affordable! This  traditional Spanish dish is made up of a bed of fried potatoes with a couple of fried eggs on top and a pinch of salt. For today’s recipe, I’ve added in a few other ingredients to make this dish a bit more well-rounded. 

Low Carb Huevos Rotos 

If you haven’t heard already- eggs are one of my favorite foods.  I eat them daily because they contain high biological value protein, healthy fats, essential amino acids, vitamins (A, B, D, and E), and minerals such as iron, phosphorus or selenium, choline, and antioxidants. 

For this recipe, I swapped out the potatoes for pumpkin instead.  Why? Although potatoes are natural food, they have a high concentration of starch and sugar so, it’s best to consume them sparingly. Pumpkin has a similar texture to potatoes and they add a very special sweet touch plus they’re delicious! Not to mention that they also contain a lot of fiber and antioxidants making this dish more well-rounded.

I love to bake my pumpkin. The oven brings out all the flavor and sweetness without making the pumpkin too oily. It’s simple and quick, just massage a little olive oil into the pumpkin and let it bake.

Huevos Rotos, a Complete Dish 

To really pack these Huevos Rotos with some extra nutrition I’ve also included other healthy fats and proteins with three extra ingredients: Iberian ham, burrata cheese, and some Beef Jerky, this is my go-to super snack that I use to give my savory recipes a crunchy touch.

Break em’ and mix em’ 

The moment has finally arrived, it’s time to break the yolks and shred the burrata! The liquid from the yolk and burrata oozes down into the pumpkin- mouth watering! I suggest using a spoon and a fork to do this.

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Spanish- Broken Eggs

Course Tags dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Coisine Tags Mediterranean
Keyword eggs, pumpkin


  • 500 gr pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 gr iberian ham
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • Beef Jerky
  • olive oil
  • rosemary and thyme 
  • pepper


  1. Cut the pumpkin into pieces and place them on a baking tray.

  2. Drizzle some olive oil on top and massage it into the pumpkin well with your hands.

  3. Add some of your favorite spices, like curry, turmeric, and paprika (optional).

  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 200ºC.

  5. While the pumpkin is baking make 3 fried eggs.

  6. Assemble everything together: use the pumpkin as the base, place the eggs and burrata on top and then sprinkle the sliced Iberian ham, and Beef Jerky on top of everything else and garnish with a few more herbs.

  7. Lastly, break the yolks of the eggs and the burrata and enjoy!

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