Friday, December 28, 2007

Huevos Rancheros

  I think my Papi makes the best Huevos Rancheros! Here is my dad's recipe as best as I can do.


4 tbsp. cooking oil
6 6" tortillas
I cup salsa fresca
1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
8-12 pcs crumbled bacon
6 eggs
Salt to taste
Avocado to garnish


In small skillet heat 2 tbsp. oil. Holding tortillas with tongs, dip one at a time in hot oil for 10 seconds or till limp. Line a 10 x 6 x 3" baking dish with tortillas. Keep warm. Cook bacon and crumble. Set aside. Heat and simmer fresh salsa in a sauce pan. Place tortilla(s) on plate. Cook eggs over easy and arrange on top of tortilla. Spoon salsa over eggs and top with crumbled cheese and bacon. Garnish with avocado slices. Serve immediately.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


There is a simple way to make bunuelos. Buy flour tortillas, fry them and sprinkle with sugar. I must say I am strongly opposed to this method but do as you wish. Here is, I think, the superior and proper way...

4 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Salt

1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Heat canola or vegetable oil in a shallow skillet until hot.(350 degrees)

Beat together eggs and sugar until thick and lemon colored. Add flour baking powder and salt to egg mixture. Knead dough on flour coat cutting board until smooth. Divide dough into 16 equal balls with floured hands. Let sit for 20 minutes. Roll out on floured board into round 5 - 7" tortilla shapes.

Drop flat into hot oil, brown lightly about 30 seconds on each side. Remove from skillet and sprinkle to taste with topping mixture of cinnamon and sugar.