A collection of popular Portuguese food recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.

Portuguese steak with an egg on horseback (bife com ovo a cavalo) is one of the most popular dishes in Portuguese cuisine, it's delicious and simple to prepare, serve with rice and vegetables or a small salad on the side.
Portuguese Steak with an Egg on Horseback Recipe
Preparation time:
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
Level of Difficulty:
Posted by:

Portuguese Steak with an Egg on Horseback Recipe

Portuguese Steak with an Egg on Horseback Recipe

Posted in: Beef
star star star star star
5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
Views 4408


4 steak fillets1/4 cup of olive oil8 garlic cloves, crushed4 eggs1/2 lb of potatoes, sliced into friesVegetable oil, for fryingSalt (to taste)Pepper (to taste)

Get Portuguese ingredients & more Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com
US cup measurements are used on this site.


  1. Season the steaks and sliced potatoes with the crushed garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste) in a bowl and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour some vegetable oil in a deep frying skillet and heat it over medium heat.
  3. When it's hot, add the steak fillets one by one and fry them until they become golden brown.
  4. Once you're done with the steaks, fry the eggs sunny side up and place them over the steaks.
  5. Next,  fry the sliced potatoes until they are golden brown.
  6. Once done, turn off the heat, add them to a platter and serve while hot.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com


You might also like
Beef and Yam Stew Recipe
Learn how to make this delicious beef and yam stew (carne guisada com inhames).
Portuguese Beef Shish Kabobs Recipe
How to make Portuguese beef shish kabobs.
Portuguese Beef and Bay Leaf Kebabs Recipe
These Madeira and bay leaf kebabs are perfect for summer, serve these espetadas on slices or chunks of Portuguese bread for soaking up the juices.