Sunday, July 31, 2016

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Style Eggs)

Huevos Rancheros Ingrediants

Huevos Rancheros with Potatoes
Huevos Rancheros

Some things are just made better at home. Huevos Rancheros is one of those things. With few exceptions, whenever I order Huevos Rancheros in a restaurant, it almost always come weakly covered in a salsa - the same salsa they bring with the totopos (tortilla chips) That's unacceptable.

Huevos Rancheros should have some substance to it, some bite to it. It can be made with or without meat. It's easy to make and all the ingredients can be adjusted to your taste. 

I keep it simple: Green chilies, yellow chilies (chile gueritos), canned tomatoes (preferable to fresh), onion, garlic, water, salt & pepper and a good quality Monterrey Jack Cheese. Chop and or mash all the ingredients in a bowl, add water just to cover and mix. Pour some cooking oil in a small sauce pan and fry the chile and tomato mixture for about 20 minutes and then add (whatever amount you want) diced Jack Cheese.

Meanwhile, lightly fry a corn tortilla - about 30 seconds on each side - plate the tortilla and top with two over easy or sunny side up eggs,. ladle some sauce over the top and serve with some fried potatoes. If you prefer rice and beans, go for it but I prefer potatoes.

This was the way my father would make Huevos Rancheros. It was and is one of our family's comfort food and it can be eaten, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Addendum: Roast the chilies and remove the skin before mixing with the other vegetables.


ridgewalker said...

OOOPS...I forgot! Never read your reviews when I'm hungry...

Randy De La O said...

Well I'll be a blue nosed beaver!! Ridgewalker!! Man, it's good to hear from you! Where have you been?