Bacalao con tayota y huevo (codfish with chayote and egg) is tasty, filling and quite light in calories and very low in carbs, this is one of my favorite tayota dishes. It's perfect to serve for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast.

– 1 pound bacalao (salted codfish), (450 gr) – 2 tayotas (chayote), [400 gr] – 2 tablespoons olive oil, (30 ml) – 1 medium red onion , diced (150 g) – 3 cloves garlic, crushed (15 gr) – 1 bell pepper, diced – 1 large tomato, diced (250 gr) – 2 egg (medium), lightly beaten – ½ teaspoon salt, (or more, to taste) – ½ teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground), (or more, to taste) – 3 sprigs parsley, chopped


Boiling tayota and codfish:

Rinse bacalao to wash off as much salt as possible. Cut tayota into quarters. Boil bacalao and tayota in a gallon [4 l] of water until the tayota is tender (20 - 25 mins), adding water as it becomes necessary to keep the same water level. Remove from the heat and discard water. Cool to room temperature. Taste the bacalao, if it still is too salty, submerge in clean water and let it rest for half an hour.

Chopping and cleaning:

Remove the skin and pit of the tayotas, as well as any of the fibrous part around the pit. Cut into cubes. Remove the skin and bones of the bacalao. divide into spoon-sized pieces.


Heat the oil over medium-low heat in a large pan. Add onion and cook and stir until it starts to become translucent. Add garlic cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add bell pepper and tomato. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add tayota and bacalao, cook and stir until everything is well mixed. Pour in eggs, cook stirring until the eggs set. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley.


Remove from the heat and serve with Arroz Blanco (White Rice) or boiled yuca (cassava) and avocado.

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