Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Recipe created by: Albert Bevia

Known in Spain as Espaguetis al Ajillo con Huevo Frito, this scrumptious Garlic Spaghetti with Fried Eggs recipe will satisfy your cravings thanks to the indulgent garlic flavor mixed with a savory egg. Kiva's Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika adds a tasty kick to the delectable dish. 

garlic spaghetti with fried eggs recipe




  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Kiva's hot smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 2 oz Manchego cheese 60 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. In the meantime, thinly slice the garlic, roughly chop the parsley and finely shred the cheese

  3. Once the water comes to a boil add in the spaghetti, mix around, then mix every 2 to 3 minutes so the pasta doesn't stick together and it all evenly cooks

  4. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  5. After a couple of minutes crack in the eggs, cook for 2 minutes or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are creamy, then remove from the pan and cover with foil paper

  6. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the sliced garlic, mix continuously, after 1 to 2 minutes and the garlic is lightly browned, remove the pan from the heat, add in the hot paprika and mix together

  7. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, transfer directly from the stock pot into the pan with the garlic sauce, then add in the shredded cheese, 2 tbsp (8 grams) of chopped parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed, add some of the pasta water into the pan if the pasta mixture is too dry

  8. Transfer the spaghetti into serving dishes, top off each one with a fried egg, then season the eggs with sea salt & black pepper and sprinkle with chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!


This recipe was created by Albert Bevia, a Spanish food blogger at Spain On A Fork