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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Huevos Rancheros (Mexican)

This is a classic Mexican dish of beans, feta cheese, lightly fried salsa and sunny-side-up eggs. You''l love it for breakfast, you'll love it any other time of the day as well. Tastes yummy and spicy and hearty while remaining reasonably light. 
The slightly weird color of the corn tortilla in the picture is due to the fact that I experimented with creating tortillas out of corn meal in lack of proper masa harina. The recipe still turned out great anyways, though I'd always recommend buying the tortillas ready-made if you can't find masa. 
You can serve this next to any refreshing, lime-infused drink, although Mojitos (with or without alcohol are always the best) :). Enjoy.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, pickled
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce)
  • 75 g feta cheese
  • 250 g red (kidney) beans, boiled (or from the can)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspooon dried marjoram
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 corn tortillas

Prepare your main ingredients:

Heat the oil in a skillet and add the chopped tomato, garlic, onion, tabasco sauce, chopped jalapeno, salt, pepper and marjoram.

Fry the salsa for a couple of minutes then transfer to a bowl. Next, fry the beans:

Smash them lightly around with a fork (not all of them and not completely). When they're basically warmed through, remove from heat.

Chop the feta into small cubes:

Place the tortillas on serving plates. Put the beans on them:

Fry the eggs sunny side up and arrange on top of the beans, one on each plate. Top with the feta and the fried salsa. It's ready, dig in! :)

P.S: Later edit: We also made this dish another time using wheat tortillas and it was way better. We seem to make it very often for breakfast - it's so fast and yummy we can't help it! :) Photo reference below:

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