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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Best Huevos Rancheros, Michael-style

I found an awesome website for making Huevos Rancheros, homemade tortillas, along with some great brands of Chile sauces, and variations to the recipe!

Flour Tortilla Recipe

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4-6 Tbsp. lard
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Add lard and mix in with both hands.
  3. Add warm water slowly until your dough is soft.
  4. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  5. Pull dough into a dozen balls.
  6. Roll out balls with a rolling pin to 1/8 inch thick. The thickness is important for the tortilla to be crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
  7. Lay raw tortilla in a very hot skillet or griddle for about 5 seconds each side, just until brown spots start to appear on the surface.

Best Huevos Rancheros, Micheal-style

Start with a warm tortilla, you can microwave for 15 seconds to loosen it up. Place on an oven-safe plate. Cook desired number of eggs per person, until a little crispy around edges but not runny; place in center of warm tortilla. Spoon chile sauce around eggs, sprinkle with cheddar cheese, a few chiles, and cook under broiler for about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Eggs should still come out soft in the center, like over-easy do.

Perfect for a cold Thursday night!

PS: Sorry, no picture this time- didn't even make it off the skillet~ YUM!

Bon Apatite!

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