"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

Heuvos Rotos: Let’s Crash our Eggs Again, Shall We?

by Julie on March 7, 2013

in Minor Miracles, Breakfast, Snacks & Sides

Remember this?

I left my heart in San Francisco...with Crashed Eggs at La Lola on Mason

I left my heart in San Francisco…with Crashed Eggs at La Lola on Mason

I’m trying this recipe again for three reasons:

1. I’m having an affair with eggs at the moment. All eggs, all the time. But most of all with poached eggs.

2. I was telling a friend about the insane “crashed egg” tapas at the now closed La Lola’s in SF, and oh the visions, they were swirling in my head. Maybe I could try this one again…

3. I had some potatoes and thought I might as well roast them since I needed to feed the boy, and he shares my love of eggs and potatoes.

And once again I thought, how hard can this be? It’s eggs over potatoes, for God’s sake. Proof once again that the simplest recipes are often the ones that are the trickiest.

This time I did it differently. Firstly, I fried the potatoes.

Blurry fry! Very advanced...

Blurry fry! Very advanced…

There are several tricks to this:

The oil should be hot when you dump your potatoes in. Your pan should be big enough so that they’re all in one layer. You don’t want to touch them for a while. Let them fry. Flip them once or twice, and don’t overdo…

Season them “expertly” and let them drain on a paper towel. No touchee.

Then, with the egg, never mind what I tried last time. This time, I poached.

egg yolk in dish

Preparing to poach

Crash these over your potatoes, yo.


crashed eggs over potatoes fuckyeah

That’s more like it…


And did the boy like it? He did. Two thumbs up.

Stay tuned. I’m gonna try and coddle an egg next week. It’ll be a hoot.




{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jayna March 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

That right there looks like heaven on a plate.


JulieR March 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Ooooh, very nice poached eggs! I don’t like them but this photo is very appealing!


Kathy March 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

That looks very filling and yummy! I might even be able to do this! Love your site.


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