Cooking Classics: Huevos Rancheros


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Huevos Rancheros

Traditionally served as a farm-style mid morning meal, Huevos Rancheros is one of the most iconic Mexican recipes that consists of Sunny Side Up Eggs, Salsa FrescaHomemade Corn Tortillas although commercial will work just fine & are used to illustrate this particular recipe application. Charring tortillas is one of the key components in serving this classic dish. If you do not have a gas stove eye, try a grill skillet indoors or the tortillas may be prepared outdoors over a grill grate. Learn how to master Huevos Rancheros in your very own kitchen.


Huevos Rancheros

makes 4 servings

8 {5-inch} corn tortillas
2 tsp butter
4 eggs
Kosher salt & pepper
1/2 cup Salsa Fresca
1 avocado, sliced
Garnish: Chopped fresh cilantro

Char one corn tortilla at a time using long handled tongs over a gas stove eye set to Medium heat. Place it directly over the flame for a few seconds, then move it around the area in order to char it all over. Flip the tortilla & repeat the process. It should take approximately 30 seconds. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Set aside. 

Heat a well seasoned 8-inch cast iron or non-stick skillet over Medium approximately 2 minutes. Hold your hand about 2 inches over the skillet. If it feels warm, add the butter to the skillet. The butter should sizzle & melt quickly. Be certain the butter lightly coats the entire surface of the skillet. Crack the eggs into the skillet. Reduce the heat to a few notches above the lowest heat setting, cover the skillet with a lid & cook 2 minutes or until the egg whites are just set. If you leave the lid over the eggs too long, they will have a cloudy appearance over the surface, including the egg yolks. Gently loosen the eggs using a rubber spatula & transfer them to a plate. Season with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper. Divide the charred corn tortillas between 4 plates. Top evenly with the Sunny Side Up Eggs, the Salsa Fresca & the avocado. Garnish, if desired. 

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How To Slice An Avocado

Once an avocado has been sliced open & exposed to oxygen, it will eventually begin to discolor. A bit of citrus juice may be used in order to slow this process to keep the flesh looking bright which also adds good flavor too. Learn how to properly slice an avocado for use in recipes such as Huevos Rancheros.


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Stabilize a cutting board with a damp kitchen towel underneath then gather a paring knife & a spoon. Carefully insert the paring knife into the top, center portion of the fruit resting the base on the cutting board. Run the knife lengthwise around the fruit using the seed as a guide ending where you began. Pick up the fruit & twist it open exposing the flesh. Carefully remove the seed with the tip of the paring knife pointing away from you. Insert a spoon between the skin & the flesh of each half loosening it all the way around. Remove the avocado halves with the spoon & place pit side down on the cutting board. Slice the flesh lengthwise. Use as directed in specific recipe applications. 

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