Huevos Rancheros

When I tried Huevos Rencheros for the first time it really blew my mind. It’s crazy delicious, and super duper mega yummy! I could easily eat a whole bunch of these, but I have to admit that both I and Stefan were a bit skeptical before we tried them out for the first time. Luckily we changed our minds after only one bite; we completely loved the combination of crisp tortilla, creamy egg, fresh tomato salsa, coriander, hot chorizo, half melted cheese and the unspeakably tasty green sauce with avocado.

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional breakfast dish originating from the rural Mexico. It consists of toasted corn tortilla, fried egg and a spicy tomato salsa. Today you can find Huevos Rancheros served with a whole lot of other topping such as beans, cheese, avocado and salad. The version I make is inspired by Byron Talbott and includes chorizo which in my opinion makes it even tastier.

Jamie Oliver describes Huevos Rancheros as ”the ultimate hangover cure”. But Huevos Rancheros is not only dedicated for people hung over or as a breakfast dish. Since it’s so divine and hearty it could just as easily be eaten for lunch or dinner. Or why not serve it both for breakfast, lunch and dinner – because that’s how enchantingly tasty they are 🙂

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Huevos rancheros – 6 servings

Ingredients:

Tortilla
6 tortillas
300 g raw chorizo
6 eggs
300 g roasted peppers (1-2 pieces)
Neutral oil
Ice berg lettuce
Cheese
Coriander/parsley

Salsa
25 g high quality olive oil
400 g tomatoes
200 g spring onion
Salt
Black pepper

To serve
Green sauce

How to do:

Tortilla: Fry the tortillas, one at the time, on medium heat in a glug of neutral oil. Take the chorizo out of the skin and crumble the meat up or chop it into small pieces with a knife. Rinse and shred salad and pepper into strips. Grate the cheese. Fry the chorizo in a dry pan on medium heat until nicely colored. Take the sausage out of the pan and fry the eggs, sunny side up, in the remaining chorizo fat.

Salsa: Cut the tomatoes into smaller pieces. Shred the spring onion thinly. Combine the tomatoes and onion with the olive oil and add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

To serve: Place some lettuce, peppers, chorizo, cheese and a spoonful of salsa on top of the fried tortilla. Place the fried egg on top and scatter some coriander or parsley over. Serve with a big amount of green sauce and treat yourself with a well-chilled Corona.

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