Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads)

Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads)

Fio de Ovos is a traditional Portuguese egg thread dessert made with egg yolks that are cooked in boiling sugar syrup. This fio de ovos recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads) is quick and easy to prepare in just 30 minutes.

These sweet Portuguese egg threads are popular amongst Portuguese bakeries, you can find pastries, eclairs, tarts, and cakes covered in these fio de ovos delicacies. They are also so delicious and served as is in a serving cup topped with a glazed cherry.

Fio de ovos are also famous in Azores, Brazil, and Spain where they are known as huevo hilado. If you looking for an Azorian Fio de Ovos recipe, a Brazilian Fio De Ovos recipe, or a Spanish huevo hilado recipe, then this recipe is a perfect choice.

It’s doesn’t stop there, these Portuguese sweet egg noodles are also known around the World, in Japan where they’re called “Keiran Somen”, in Thailand they call them “Foi Thong”, and in Malaysia, these sweet strands of egg yolk are referred to as “Jal Mas” meaning golden net.

No matter what you called this traditional Portuguese Fio De Ovos, they are definitely one of Portugal’s famous desserts.  

Ready To Make These Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads)? Let’s get cooking!!

Ingredients For Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads)

  • 300 grams egg yolks (15 eggs), beaten
  • 500 grams sugar (2 1/2 cups)
  • 500 grams of water (2 cups plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 10 grams vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)

How To Make Portuguese Fio De Ovos?

  1. Place the sugar and water into a small pot and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil (100°C), then add the vanilla extract and stir.
  3. Beat the egg yolks until liquidy, then using a stainless steel cone-shaped funnel strainer, hold it over the pot and pour some of the egg yolks drizzling long strands in a circular motion into the boiled sugar syrup and cook for about one minute.
  4. Remove with a fork or slotted spoon and place into a round strainer over a bowl, sprinkle some cold water and allow the excess syrup can drain. The Fio De Ovos will have a bright yellow color to them.
  5. If you don’t have a cone strainer, put the egg yolks into a bag or piping bag and make small holes before drizzling.
  6. Repeat until all the egg yolks are cooked.
  7. Once the Portuguese egg threads are cooled, use a fork or chopstick to untangle the strands.
  8. Place into an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  9. Enjoy!

fio de ovos (Portuguese egg threads)

Traditional Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads)

Traditional Fio De Ovos Recipe (Portuguese Egg Threads) that is easy and quick to prepare. These sweet Portuguese egg threads are popular in Portugal amongst Portuguese bakeries, you can find pastries, eclairs, tarts, and cakes covered in these fio de ovos delicacies. They are so delicious served in a cup as is topped with a glazed cherry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Azorean, Brazilian, Portuguese
Servings 8 people
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams egg yolks 15 eggs, beaten
  • 500 grams sugar 2 1/2 cups
  • 500 grams of water 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon
  • 10 grams vanilla extract 2 teaspoons

Instructions
 

  • Place the sugar and water into a small pot and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Bring the sugar mixture to a boil (100°C), then add the vanilla extract and stir.
  • Beat the egg yolks until liquidy, then using a stainless steel cone-shaped funnel strainer, hold it over the pot and pour some of the egg yolks drizzling long strands in a circular motion into the boiled sugar syrup and cook for about one minute.
  • Remove with a fork or slotted spoon and place into a round strainer over a bowl, sprinkle some cold water and allow the excess syrup can drain. The Fio De Ovos will have a bright yellow color to them.
  • If you don’t have a cone strainer, put the egg yolks into a bag or piping bag and make small holes before drizzling.
  • Repeat until all the egg yolks are cooked.
  • Once the Portuguese egg threads are cooled, use a fork or chopstick to untangle the strands.
  • Place into an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Enjoy!
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