Tomato Sauce and Poached Egg Tapas Style

Tomato Sauce and Poached Egg Tapas Style


This is one of those things whipped up from an ’empty’ fridge that turned out delicious – loosely inspired by traditional Spanish dish Huevos a la Flamenca.  Not only is this tasty, it’s also a great way to clean the fridge!



  • Egg
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 1/2 zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 capsicum, finely diced
  • ~100g of meat (bacon/chorizo/turkey breast/etc) cut long and thin
  • 1/2 can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (from the antipasto jar if possible!)


Sauté onions and garlic in a pan. Add meat, zucchini and capsicum. Continue to cook through. Add tomatoes, extra oil, spices, salt to taste. Simmer for 10 or so minutes while poaching an egg.

Transfer sauce into a bowl, place egg on top and enjoy!

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