Wednesday

breakfast of champions

did anyone happen to read this article on sunday? it reminded me that i still had half a bag of anasazi beans in the cupboard leftover from this recipe. chilaquiles is basically soggy tortilla chips - so the first time a friend said we absolutely had to have them at la super rica, julia child's favorite taqueria, we didn't jump at the offer. but after the first spicy, soggy, crispy, sweet mouthful, we were hooked. there are loads of recipes out there and they all add a little something different - eggs, beans, shredded chicken, salsa verde, etc. here's the recipe we made for breakfast this morning and can't stop talking about!

Breakfast Chilaquiles
serves 2

1/3 cup olive oil
5 corn tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles
1 cup homemade or store bought salsa (more liquid, less chunks works best)
3/4 cup drained, cooked beans such as anasazi
2 green onions, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
avocado, sour cream & fresh cilantro for garnish
in a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. fry the tortillas, turning constantly with tongs, until brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. carefully add salsa - it will splatter and bubble. cook for 2 minutes, turning constantly, until tortillas soak up most of the salsa. add beans, stir to combine and keep warm on low heat. in a small skillet, cook green onion over medium high heat for 1 minute until wilted. add eggs and scramble, stirring constantly. stir in cheese about 30 seconds before eggs are finished cooking. to serve, divide tortilla bean mixture between two plates. top with scrambled eggs and garnish with diced avocado, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro. enjoy! 

4 comments:

Fraiche Ash said...

MY favorite!!!!
These look great! But my heart belongs to La Super Rica, naturally. I shall make these soon and possibly be persuaded...

The Single Gal said...

I fell in love with chilaquiles in mexico years ago... this recipe looks great & I can't wait to try it - thanks!

Michelle @ www.PorktoPurslane.com said...

Chilaquiles are our Saturday morning ritual...the line in front of Primavera at the Ferry Building is always worth the wait.

I never thought about making them at home, but your recipe seems so fun! mmmm Thank you for sharing!

Jenae said...

mmmm, this looks yummy. I just made huevos rancheros yesterday. I will have to try this next wknd. I do wish I could get to la super rica for research purposes ;)