Monday, September 1, 2008

Min's Huevos Rancheros

So. I had my huevos rancheros plated up, looking good, ready for their photo shoot. My digital camera battery was dead. I took a picture with my 35mm, but I'm not getting film developed until late next week. Until then, you'll just have to imagine what they look like...sorry.

Huevos Rancheros is a family favorite around here. We love beans, and fried potatoes, and we especially love this:

Hatch Huevos Rancheros sauce is perfection in a can. Find it, and buy some today. You want some now? Can't find it at your grocery store? You can order it here.

This dish has several components, and all together it is delicious! Prepare each component separately, and then pile them all together. It's easy, once you've had some coffee and get moving. This makes a very filling breakfast, a great brunch, lunch, can eat these whenever you want. And trust me, you'll want.

The only thing about this dish I don't love? The sheer amount of pans you need to use. It really can't be avoided though. Darn it all.

Here is what you'll need:

warmed tortillas
refried beans (today we're using Prairie Fire beans)
fried potatoes
2 fried eggs per serving
Hatch Huevos Rancheros sauce, warmed

You'll need to fry your potatoes first. We fry ours in a healthy amount of lard, which gives them awesome flavor and golden-brown crispiness. You could use olive oil or butter if you're a lard-o-phobe.

While your potatoes are cooking, gently warm your beans in a separate pan. Our Prairie Fire came out of the freezer this morning, and our microwave (for defrosting) is broken, so they have been gently thawing in a saucepan.

Warm the huevos rancheros sauce in a separate pan too.

When everything is warmed, fry your eggs however you like them, (today I put the potatoes in a bowl and used the potato pan for eggs!) and warm some tortillas.

To serve, pile the following on each plate, in order:

1. tortilla
2. beans
3. potatoes
4. eggs
5. sauce

Give each person a fork and knife, and eat up while they're hot. You will be in love, as well as being the star of the breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner table.

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