Broad Beans with Chorizo and Quails Eggs



Hola!! Last night we had to use up the Broad Beans up from my Aunts land, she told me of her recipe of cooking these with Chorizo and then I remembered the tapas I ate here last Easter; it was this type of dish with the beans but they served it with quails eggs and it was probably the nicest tapas I have tasted. So I thought I would give this a go….


Broad Beans

Onion x 1 sliced

Chorizo a third of a ring diced

3 Small Cloves or Garlic or 2 Large

5 Quails Eggs

Squeeze Lemon Juice

Drizzle of Honey

Salt & Pepper

Handful of Parsley

Lots of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Small Knob of Butter


First you need to take all of the beans out of the pod then take of the outer skin, this is a bit of a faff and takes some time! I roped in both my Aunt and Uncle to help me 🙂IMG_7555

Once peeled put into a pan of salted water and blanch for approx 5-8 minutes until they are cooked with a bite to them. Set Aside…


In a frying pan fry the chorizo dry until browned, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside…


Add the onions and a little olive oil and on a medium heat softened but not browned add in the sliced garlic and the butter and continue cooking until all is soft and colour is a pale yellow…


yellowish colour

Add in the beans and season with salt and pepper and a squeeze lemon juice. Stir in the pan for a few minutes.IMG_7559

Add the chorizo and stir…IMG_7560

Then add in lots of extra virgin olive oil enough to coat the beans and have a little liquid in the pan. Then drizzle over a little honey and sprinkle in the parsley (reserve a little of this for decoration at the end)IMG_7561

Stir through and taste, it may need more seasoning/lemon or honey to you taste.

In another frying pan fry your eggs, as these are very small they cook very quickly. We figured it was best to heat the oil then remove the pan from the heat crack in the eggs and cook them in the warm oil for few minutes. You do not want to over cook these the yoke is best runny.


Little Eggs 😉

Once cooked place on top of the bean mixture and sprinkle with parsley.

We ate this on its own but you should serve this with crusty bread…


Sooooo good!! xxxxx

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