Huevos Tontos

Theresa K


This is a recipe my Grandmother from Spain would make. It is a traditional dish from the Aragon area. The "huevos" can be served alone, in a gravy, in salads, as meatballs and found in soups. In recent years the addition of lamb, pork, cod, and asparagus have become newer versions.

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40 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


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half loaf of stale bread (can use bread crumbs)
5 clove
garlic grated
1/2 c
4 sprig(s)
parsley chopped
1 pinch
1 pinch
oil for frying

How to Make Huevos Tontos


  • 1Soak bread in milk. Once bread is softened remove from milk. Add beaten eggs, garlic, parsley,salt, and nutmeg. Mixture can be refrigerated at this point.
  • 2Heat oil for frying. With two spoons make balls out of the dough to drop into oil. For best results, make a few at a time so oil does not cool off. Remove when browned and place in colander or wire racks to cool.
  • 3The way we ate it is to make a rue from garlic, parsley, and flour and then to add milk until gravy is formed.

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About Huevos Tontos

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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