Ha, ha! EOMEOTE – Huevos Rancheros

Whew! I finally did it! A real EOTMEOTE entry!

Of course, I realised too late that my family absconded on hols with the digital camera, so I can’t give you a picky. Serves them right that they don’t get any.

Huevos Rancheros

Now, don’t go getting huffy with me about authenticity. This is how I likes ’em. Huevos Rancheros really should be a fried or poached egg or two on top of a crispy tortilla or two – corn tortillas NOT flour – along with black beans, salsa, crema and sundry bits’n’bobs. But I likes my flour tortillas – especially when they are Trader Joe’s sundried tomato and chile tortillas. So…

Get two of said tortillas. Have heating in cast iron skillet a small, small amount of olive oil very hot. Cook tortillas until crispy and browned both sides and pop onto plate warming in the oven. Meanwhile heat up half a can of black beans with a squeeze of lemon juice and a teaspoon of cumin powder and a small amount of diced onion. Just get it to bubbling and turn it off. Add more olive oil to the skillet and rapidly fry two eggs so that they have a nice crispy bottom but still runny yolks. Put beans onto tortillas. Put eggs onto beans. Put two tablespoons of spicy fresh salsa cruda onto eggs. Pour very large cup of coffee – coffee not some fancy espresso thingy. Hot chocolate – very strong – may be substituted for coffee – nothing else. If you want to get fancy you are allowed to garnish with chopped cilantro. Hot sauce on the side if you want. Next time you are out at the ranch I’ll make ’em for you….

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