Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
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Serves : 4

These incredible eggs are slowly fried in olive oil until they’re soft and creamy, then served draped over crisp, salty french fries. As if that’s not enough, they’re topped with briny caviar and slices of excellent jamón ibérico. Slideshow: More Fried Egg Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 275°. Set a rack 
in a large baking sheet. In a large cast-iron 
skillet, heat 3/4 inch of olive oil to 300°. Working in 2 batches, fry the potatoes until golden brown and lightly crisp on the outside, about 7 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the rack to drain and immediately season with kosher salt. Keep warm in the oven.

Step 2    

Carefully transfer 1 cup of the hot olive 
oil from the cast-iron skillet to a large nonstick skillet. Crack 4 of the eggs into the skillet and gently fry over moderately low heat until the whites are set and the yolks are slightly runny, about 5 minutes. 
Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining 4 eggs. 


Step 3    

Divide the fries among 4 plates. Top 
each plate with 2 fried eggs, 2 slices 
of ham and a spoonful of caviar, if desired, and serve immediately.


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