Huevos Haminados (Sephardic Eggs)

We eat soft and hard boiled eggs year-round, but only at Passover do we go Sephardic.  The results are so beautiful and delicious, that I always wonder why we don’t bake our eggs in onion skins and coffee grounds on a regular basis, especially since they are so easy to make.  But then I forget until the next year, and so it goes.  I first found the recipe in Mollie Katzen’s “Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant” and tried them on a whim.  When you peel them, they have a bit of a “brown eggs and ham” look about them, but the whites (now browns) have a rich but subtle flavor.  Add some salt and you are in egg heaven.  With the first seder just days away, I thought I would share the recipe with you.  You start them at night and they are finished by morning:

Huevos Hamidados (Sepharidic Eggs)

Heat oven to 200º

Line a casserole dish with dried onion skins

Place up to 1 dozen eggs in the dish.

Sprinkle 2-3 T. ground coffee over the eggs.

Add 1 T. olive oil and 1 t. kosher salt.

Pour water over the eggs until they are just covered.

Cover the dish, place in the oven for 6-8 hours.

Go to sleep.  Wake up to the delicious smell of eggs, coffee and onions.

Happy Pesach!

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  1. #1 by Erika on April 5, 2012 - 6:20 am

    How do you define dried onion skins? The outside of the onions that you usually throw away?

    • #2 by domaphile on April 5, 2012 - 11:47 am

      Yes. just the dried skins around the onions… the ones that make a mess!

      • #3 by Erika on April 5, 2012 - 2:45 pm


        Ok, now I have a question about the ground coffee. Used coffee grounds or unused grounds? (it’s almost like cooking by compost)

        I think I’m good with the remaining ingredients of salt, eggs and olive oil

  2. #4 by domaphile on April 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    I know! I think you could use both, but we normally go with unused – for more flavor. You’re right about the compost part – hadn’t thought of that!

  3. #5 by Helen Topcik on April 5, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    I am salivating…it’s hard to remember Passover starts tomorrow when you’re on vacation.

  4. #6 by jkristal on April 5, 2012 - 8:37 pm

    I want to be a kid growing up in ur household. baked eggs. farms on the window. mom pulling garbage off the street. Dad playing rock shows and shit.

  5. #7 by Erika on April 7, 2012 - 11:22 am

    I tried it and it didn’t work as nicely as yours. My eggs were fully white inside and had the consistency somewhere between soft and hard boiled eggs. They were beautiful though.

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