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For each egg, use a tablespoon of fresh pico de gallo salsa. It consists of the required finely chopped tomato, onion, and hot peppers.
Great idea James!
I’ve been looking for this recipe a long time. I used to have this at a place back home. Yes, pico de gallo salsa is exactly what I was thinking. It had plain tortilla chips in it too. They weren’t all together crunchy, but they absorbed the flavor. All together one of my favorites.
For the version I make, I de-seed a Serrano pepper and mince, cut the tomatoes in half and grate them into the pan and add garlic. It’s the way my dad would make it. Such good flavor.
I don’t like eggs, but I read this and will try it for my other half, who does. Just wanted to comment that if if you do rub pepper in your eyes, the fastest way to take off the sting is to lick a pinch of salt. Works for eyes, but not any other body part, as far as I know. Why does that work? Don’t know that either.
Very quick, easy, and tasty recipe! The fiancee loved it. Of course, I had to add a cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese during the final moments of cooking.
I have to post my family’s version of this. I’ve been eating it since I was a little one, and everyone who has tried it loves it as well. I believe my grandmother simply calls it “Huevos con chile”.
6 large eggs
1 small yellow onion, chopped fine
1/4 or 1/2 jalapeno pepper, depending on taste and heat of pepper, crushed in a mortar and pestle with 2 tbsp of water
1/2 to 2/3 c Tomato sauce
Cheese (varies. In my opinion, the mexican queso at the supermarket is the absolute best, with pepperjack being the second. Cheddar and Colby jack are good, too)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Fry the onions in oil until light brown. Crack each egg into the pan, use spatula to mix around gently, but do not overmix. When eggs are almost cooked, add the jalapeno mixture. Add tomato sauce and stir. Eggs should be a light orangy-pink.
Let it all heat up again, turn the pan off and top with the cheese, a pinch of salt and pepper. My grandmother lets it sit while heating up the flour tortillas, and when she is finished, the cheese has all melted.
These are the best eggs I have ever eaten, period. I hope you get to try them someday!
Thanks, Elise, for this recipe. I’ve used it many a time when in need of a quick and hearty breakfast. I enjoy your site … and check it often. Love the new kitchen. Cheers!
I grew up with this recipe as well, except we put pieces of tortilla chips in the mixture. When it cooks they get soft, and the tortilla flavor along with the salt adds to the dish very nicely.
Sounds like migas. So good! ~Elise
Yummyyyyyyyyy, i made this twice for one person (me of coarse :D) with one whole egg+one egg white, its defenitly gonna be one of my regulars.
i always love the smell&taste of browned green onions and the cilantro finaly is amazing, i just added hot sauce and a shreded parmesan cheese and rabbed it in a tortilla and waaam!!! eat all up :D
defenitly gonna make for a group dinner or light lunch.
I just tried out this recipe for 2 people (split everything in half… except I used 4 eggs instead of 3). This is so delicious.. I love it. It’s a little salty for my taste, but I’ll be sure to adjust that next time. I’m also considering adding another egg in.. but I think (currently) the only flaw is its saltiness. Thanks!
This is the same as an Indian (from India, not native American) recipe…Burji Scrambled Eggs. I think its from the Parsee community. The only difference is the oregano is substituted with ground pepper and the jalapenos are substituted with chopped green chillies.
Surprised to find there is an exact Mexican equivalent. I wonder what else there is in common.
I tried this recipe for breakfast and it turned out pretty good. I increased the proportion on veggies as compared to the egg. Thanks for the recipe!
Al’s recipe of the eggs cooked in the salsa without scrambling them is called Huevos Ahogados (drowned eggs) but if you scramble the eggs and let them cook in the salsa those will be Huevos al albañil (bricklayer eggs). The chili in the salsa may change so the Huevos Ahogados wouldn’t be hot but the Huevos al albañil can be very hot.
Brenda from Xalapa Veracruz México
In my family we don’t scramble the eggs, we let them cook whole in the salsa and we eat them with tortillas and refried beans.
We don’t fry the eggs; this just adds more grease to the plate, instead this way they cook whitout the need for oil. Kinda like poached eggs in salsa.
Tasty! We had this for breakfast a few minutes ago (I threw 3 chopped up sausage links into the mix), and it was fantastic.
I left out the cilantro though. Did you ever notice that if you squish a stinkbug, the scent it emits is identical to the smell of crushed cilantro? I haven’t been able to eat cilantro since I noticed that :(
Your Huevos a la Mexicana is a great recipe… thanx my fiance loves it
When your recipe calls for green onion, are you referring to scallions? The only canned jalapenos I found at the first store I visited were pickled. What kind do you typically buy?
Hi Heather, yes on the scallions and yes on the pickled jalapenos. ~Elise