Thursday, 1 March 2012

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican Breakfast (pronounched H'wey-vos Ran-cheey-vos)  - Yep, you try saying that with a mouth full of food!

I'm sorry for the delay in this post!  But I typed it out earlier and my computer crashed.  Yes, I banged my fists hard into the air; 'That's it, I'm going back to my typewriter!'

So without further ado, here's my Huevos Rancheros Adventure!

Remember when you first tried fajitas?  Well, get this new guy; golden soft eggs, mingling with tomatos, green chilies, guacamole, sour cream and the zing of coriander and cool iceberg lettuce.  And all soaked up on a fried corn tortilla...  Sound good?  

People used to come from far and wide to get one of these from the café I used to work at.  I used to wonder why until I tried one for myself!

Pretty low fat, naturally gluten free and vegetarian all in one mouthful. Gimme gimme gimme!

    1/2 tsp oil
    3 medium tomatos chopped small or minced
    2 tbsp chopped green chilies (I used Old El Paso)
    Couple of dashes of Worcester Sauce
    salt and pepper
    2 large eggs
    1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
    4 chopped spring onions
    2 tsp chopped cilantro
    olive oil spray (I used my trusty Fry Light)
    2 corn tortillas (I used Old El Paso)
Equipment: A saucepan, A frying pan and a preheated oven(about 180 degrees C)

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the chopped tomatos, chilies, a couple of dashes of Worcester Sauce, salt and pepper and cook another few minutes until these guys soften up. Set aside and pop the lid on to keep warm.  Smelling good!

In a frying pan spray some fry light and place a tortilla in the pan, heat one side for a few minutes, then flip.  Now do the other tortilla, and then pop the tortillas into the warm oven to keep warm while you fry the eggs.

In the same frying pan, heat up some oil.  Wait until the pan is hot then crack the eggs into the pan sunny side up. Salt and Pepper the tops. When they start cooking, spoon some of the oil in the pan over the top of the egg to cook the yolks a bit.

To serve, place a tortilla onto a plate, spread the tomato chili mixture on top (a bit like a pizza) then top with shredded lettuce, the spring onion, the egg and finish with a sprinkling of cilantro (coriander) and a spoonful of guacamole and sour cream on the side.  Salt and Pepper and maybe a dash of Tabasco sauce if you like it hot!

Serve them up to the line of people who have congregated at your door wondering where the delicious smell is coming from!


  1. Yummo! That sounds like a great plate of grub. I'm sure I'll have no shortage of people lining up to try it.

    1. Thank you! Yes it's delish! ... hope you have fun trying it out!