On facebook, there is a Food List Challenge that asked you how many food of the list that you have tried. Perhaps another version of 100 food to try before you die. So it was there the second time I heard about Huevos Rancheros. I don’t remember if I’ve seen it anywhere in Mexican restaurant in Asia, but anyway, I cannot claim I’m a Mexican foodie until I’ve tried that.
Well, let’s just say with the absence of Aneheim chillies or jalapeno or chipotle powder, it probably doesn’t have the same bite. But we had loads of fun eating this. Never knew sunny side up tastes so good with tomato sauce!
HUEVOS RANCHEROS WANNABE
(adapted from Simply Recipes)
2-3 tbsp OO
2 Corn tortillas
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomato pulp or sauce
1/2 medium yellow tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, pounded
1 red chili, de-seed and minced – I used Piri Piri aka the African Bird’s Eye Chili
Cilantro, chopped, to garnish
- Prepare the tomato sauce by heating up 2 tbsp OO and add the onions. Once they turn translucent, add in the diced tomatoes, chili and cumin seeds. Let it cook for a minute or so before adding the tomato sauce. Stir and season with salt and pepper if needed.
- In another non-stick pan, coat it with a drop of oil and pan-fry the tortillas on both sides. 1-2 mins each side. Set aside in an oven if you want to keep it warm.
- Working very quickly, make two sunny sides up. Sprinkle with pepper.
- Assemble by laying the eggs over the tortilla, and top with some tomato sauce. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.
P.S. I score 62 now. How bout you?