Salmon Stuffed Egg Tapas

Hard-cooked eggs stuffed with shrimp or tuna are typically served at Spanish tapas bars. This uniquely delicious version from Madrid features salmon-stuffed eggs coated with white sauce and bread crumbs, and then fried to crispy perfection.

Salmon Stuffed Egg Tapas

Prep: 1 hr | Cook: 30 min | Yield: 12 stuffed egg halves or 6 servings

Several steps are done in advance and this simplifies the preparation.

Use leftover white sauce over pasta or vegetables for a delicious weekday meal.


Salmon Filling

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup canned boneless salmon
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley

White Sauce

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

Coating, Dipping and Frying

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Salmon Filling: Flake salmon and combine it in small bowl with tomato sauce, 3 hard-boiled egg yolks, salt, pepper, and parsley. Remove remaining egg yolks from egg halves. Discard or reserve for other use. Stuff egg whites with salmon mixture, forming a slight mound. Refrigerate stuffed eggs.
  2. White Sauce: Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add evaporated milk and broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just becomes thickened. Cool for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Coating, Dipping and Frying: Line a large plate with wax paper. Carefully dip stuffed eggs in white sauce, coating on all sides. Place eggs on prepared plate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until the sauce sets. Dip coated eggs in beaten eggs; cover with breadcrumbs. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  4. Add oil to about 1 1/2 inch depth in large, deep skillet; heat to 350 degrees F. Fry eggs carefully just until eggs are brown on all sides.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé® and