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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Huevos Divorciados


One of the best parts of the cafeteria at the university where I earned my undergraduate degree is the "International" food station which show cases cuisine from a variety of cultures throughout the year and that food station is where I was first introduced to huevos rancheros.

The huevos rancheros I had was made up of a warm tortilla painted with refried beans, an over easy egg on top with cheese. Deliciosa!

Through my research I have discovered that there are a variety of ways to make this dish with a wide variety of ingredients. My personal favorite variation is huevos divorciados (divorced eggs) which is the basic huevos rancheros recipe, but one egg has a red chile sauce and the other a green chile sauce.

My huevos divorciados is quite a bit Americanized by the cheese and sour cream, but easy to make nonetheless.

Ingredients:-Two tortillas
-Two eggs
-Salsa (Red and Green)
-Shredded cheese
-Sour Cream
-Refried Beans
-Salt and Pepper to taste



Heat tortillas in a skillet while you fry two eggs.
If the eggs are done before the tortillas take them off the heat.

Spread some refried beans onto the warmed tortillas and then top each tortilla with an egg.

Heat up salsa in the pans used for the tortillas and eggs.

If you're looking for a good green salsa I use Pace Garlic & Lime Verde.

Top one egg with the green salsa and one with the red.

The red salsa.
The green salsa (I love the Garlic Lime Verde so I  used more green).

Garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream  as desired. 
Enjoy.
The huevos divorciados was good -- if I made it again I would probably make a traditional huevos rancheros (with just one sauce) because I like the green salsa so much better than the red. I would also leave off the refried beans they didn't really add anything to the dish other than an overpowering garlic flavor (I did buy the cheapest refried beans which probably contributed to that fact). Overall this is a quick and easy breakfast that would be good to make for company because it's a nice twist away from traditional pancakes and eggs.

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