I'm afraid that this blog post will be extremely short and simple. I'm in the midst of assignments/papers/exams/presentations (yes all those in the next week!) and have no spare time to be dallying about writing blog posts. However, it's a worthy break and gets my fingers all warmed up for some typing.
Huevos Rancheros is a popular Mexican breakfast dish that is a combination of eggs and tortillas. There are so many different variations to this recipe, you'll be pretty safe as long as you have eggs, tortillas and a tomato based sauce going on. Perfect for exam season! The tortilla chips and the eggs, the flavour of the lime and the spice from the jalapeno and salsa all combine to make a delicious breakfast. Definitely a good one to wake up and start the morning with! So this is my own take on this particular dish. I hope you like it.
Eggs - 2
Tortilla - 1, cut into slices
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter- 1 tbsp
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
Salsa - 1/4 cup (Feel free to use tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, etc. I just wanted the flavour of the salsa mixed in, and it was available)
Jalapeno - 1, diced
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Cheddar Cheese - grated, just for the top
Cut the tortilla into small strips, think really thin french fries... Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan and add the tortilla. Toss occasionally until the tortilla becomes lightly brown and crispy.
Meanwhile, in a medium sized frying pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for a minute. Add the salsa and jalapeno and stir it all together.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together. Add to the salsa mixture. Allow the eggs to settle for a few seconds, then give it a stir with a wooden spatula. Stir occasionally, just so the eggs don't settle and break into small bite sized portions (Scrambled eggs). Add the lime juice on top and season with salt and pepper.
Serve in a bowl, top with cheddar cheese then add the toasted tortilla strips. Serve and enjoy!