Tomatillo Scrambled Eggs

If you don't have access to tomatillos you can use prepared salsa verde, about a half cup for this recipe.

Use as much or as little jalapeño for this recipe as you want. Skip it if you don't want the heat at all.

  • Prep time: 8 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound tomatillos, papery husks removed and discarded, rinsed, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 fresh or canned jalapeño chile pepper, minced (more or less depending on how hot the pepper is, and how much heat you want)
  • Splash of lemon or lime juice (optional)
  • 5 to 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Some chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Method

1 Cook chopped tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeño in skillet: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium heat. Add the chopped tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeño chile pepper, and if you want, a small squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Sprinkle with a little salt.

Cook on medium to medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened, and the tomatillos are no longer bright green.

cook chopped tomatillos, onions, garlic, jalapenos cook tomatillos and onions until softened

2 Add eggs to pan, gently stir: Add the eggs directly to the pan (no need to whisk first). Break up the yolks with your stirring spoon. Cook gently, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Salt and pepper to taste.

add eggs to tomatillos and onions in pan scramble eggs in tomatillos with wooden spoon

3 Remove from heat: Remove from heat when the eggs begin to set, but are still moist, about 3 minutes.

Serve immediately. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro for garnish.

remove scrambled tomatillo eggs from heat