Spanish-Style Ham and Eggs

Aired October 12, 2011

2 starchy potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup chicken stock
Salt and pepper
A sprinkle of paprika
1 cup shredded young Manchego cheese
A small handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
4 hand-cut pieces of country/peasant bread
1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus some for drizzling
4 organic eggs
2 grapefruit or oranges, halved and sectioned
A drizzle of honey
A pinch of cinnamon
2 cloves garlic
1 overly ripe tomato, cut in half
4 slices Serrano ham

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place potatoes in pot and cover with water. Bring to boil and cook to tender. Drain and mash into a chunky mixture with the chicken stock. Season with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of paprika. Keep warm over low heat. When ready to serve, stir in cheese and parsley.

Meanwhile, place bread on a cooling rack set over baking sheet and toast to golden.

Once bread is toasted, remove and switch broiler on.

Heat pan over medium heat with EVOO, 1 turn of the pan. When ready to serve, fry eggs in oil to desired doneness, up or over-easy. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, broil grapefruits or oranges dressed with a drizzle of honey and cinnamon to heat and char at edges, a couple of minutes.

Rub the garlic into the toasted bread. Rub the tomato halves into each piece of bread. Drizzle them with a little EVOO and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Serve toast topped with some potatoes, an egg and a slice of Serrano ham. Serve a piece of broiled citrus fruit alongside.

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