Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Huevos Divorciados

Every once and awhile, I like to scare Hubby when he first wakes up by announcing, "I want a divorce!" But no matter how groggy he is in the morning, Hubby only chuckles at my joke that he never falls for, because he knows it just means that we're having Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs) for breakfast.

Huevos Divorciados is a fun way to serve fried eggs.  The "divorced" part of this breakfast comes in the form of two very different salsas.  One egg is served with a tomato-jalapeño pepper salsa, while the other egg is served with a tomatillo-serrano chile salsa.  Traditionally, Huevos Divorciados is plated with a serving of Refried Beans keeping the two eggs separate.  Personally, I prefer my beans on the side, because I think the salsas look prettier served side-by-side.

Have you ever had Huevos Divorciados?


Huevos Divorciados

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seed removed (you can also use yellow or banana peppers)
  • 15 tomatillos (husks removed)
  • 2 to 3 serrano chilies
  • 1 onion, cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Eggs (you need 2 eggs per serving)

Directions:
For the Red Salsa: Place the tomato wedges, the jalapeño pepper, half the onion, and one clove garlic in a medium saucepan.  Cover with 1-1/2 cups of water.  Simmer over medium heat until the tomatoes are completely cooked.  Remove from heat and let cool 10 to 15 minutes.  Pour the tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, onion, garlic, and the water into a blender cup; puree until smooth.  Pour into a serving bowl; season with salt.


I was out of fresh jalapeños, so I used a banana pepper instead.

For the Green Salsa: Place the tomatillos, the serrano chilies, the remaining onion and garlic in a medium saucepan.  Cover with 1-1/2 cups of water.  Simmer over medium heat until the tomatillos are completely cooked.  Remove from heat and let cool 10 to 15 minutes.  Pour the tomatillos, serrano chilies, onion and garlic into a blender cup; puree until smooth.  Pour into a serving bowl; season with salt.



In a non-stick skillet, heat a little vegetable oil or butter over medium heat.  Fry two eggs at a time to desired doneness.  (I like my yolks runny, but Hubby and the kiddies like them completely cooked.) Transfer the fried eggs to a plate.  Ladle about a 1/4 cup of green salsa over one of the eggs and 1/4 cup of the red salsa over the other egg.  Serve with Refried Beans.  Enjoy!!!



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9 comments:

  1. I love these Leslie!! Your salsa look amazing, the best of both worlds..salsa verde y salsa roja!!

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  2. Very pretty, love the two sauces!

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  3. Divorciados? Funny, hehe, looks really yummy.

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  4. Yes I love them!!! One of my favorite Mexican breakfast dishes. :)

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  5. I've never heard of this dish before but those salsa recipes look so tempting.

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  6. OMG, I'm not even married and I want these! You know, it's also kind of like the yin/yang symbol too -- two pairs living in harmony next to each other. :-)

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