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Huevo hilado - candied threads of egg yolk. The perfect sweet to add to something salty like Spanish ham.

Huevo Hilado

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Cuisine: Spanish


Candied threads of egg yolk make a perfect topping for a salty Spanish ham


  • 2 egg yolks, beaten and sieved
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Spanish ham, thinly sliced


  1. Put the sieved yolks in a small ziplock bag
  2. Combine sugar, water, and vanilla
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer five minutes
  4. Snip a very small hole in one corner of the ziplock bag
  5. In a circular motion, drizzle a stream of egg yolk over the simmering syrup
  6. Cook for two to three minutes
  7. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the threads of egg
  8. Allow to cool
  9. Serve on Spanish ham