Even after making the migas last weekend I still had some corn tortillas left over from taco night so I threw them into the freezer. This weekend I was determined to finish them off and I knew just what I wanted to do to use them, huevos motulenos. Huevos motulenos is another Mexican egg and tortilla breakfast that is very similar to huevos rancheros . At their base, huevos motulenos are the fried tortillas, eggs, black beans and cheese. From there common extras include, ham, peas, fried pantains and salsa. As luck would have it, I also had just a tiny bit of ham leftover in the freezer that also needed to be finished! The huevos motulenos take a bit of work to make from scratch but it is well worth spending that time on a weekend morning to make this most excellent breakfast! There are so many really amazing flavour combinations and textures going on in this dish. Although I enjoyed everything about this breakfast, what impressed me the most was how good bananas fried in a little butter are!! I am going to be making this breakfast again and I can’t wait to experiment with fried bananas further!
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 4 corn tortillas
- 2 ripe plantains (or bananas, peeled and sliced in half)
- 1 cup refried black beans or jalapeno spiced black beans (warmed)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup salsa ranchera
- 1/2 cup ham (cut into small pieces and warmed)
- 1/2 cup peas (warmed)
- 1/2 cup queso fresco (or feta, crumbled)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Fry the tortillas in the oil until lightly golden brown on both sides and set aside to drain on paper towels.
- Fry the plantains in the oil until lightly golden brown on both sides and set aside to drain on paper towels.
- Place 2 tortillas on each plate and top each with 1/4 cup the beans.
- Fry the eggs sunny side up and place on top of the beans.
- Top the eggs with 1/4 cup of the salsa each.
- Sprinkle the ham, peas and cheese evenly over each plate.
- Serve with the fried plantains on the side.
What a meal!
It looks like a face!
Joie de vivre says
I bet the fried plantains were wonderful with it.
That's the kind of breakfast I can get behind. Heh, it does look like a face.
The first time I heard of this when I recently saw an episode of "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on Food Network. I love me some good Huevos Ranchros. I want to try making this for breakfast now.
jose manuel says
Tienen una pina estupenda estos huevos. Gracias.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A colorful, scrumptious and hearty breakfast meal. Lovely!
As soon as I read the word plantains, I knew I had to make this. Love the combination of ingredients! And yes fried plantains are out of this world.
can i fly you out to make breakfast for me? please. lol
Cookin' Canuck says
The sweetness of the bananas must be a great contrast with the saltiness of the ham. This looks like my ideal breakfast!
Diana Evans says
oh wow Kevin!!! i could go for that right about now!!!
This looks amazing Kevin! I'm craving this so bad!
Storing it in favorites and will give it a try!
champagne kisses says
I can never get enough of your blog great post!
Chef Aimee says
I love big breakfasts and this is BIG! Fantastic…
The colors in this photo are just gorgeous! The dish looks really yummy too.
Oh what a great breakfast!
You make the most creative breakfasts!
What a great breakfast! I love this combination of flavors and can't wait to add the fried plantains.
The Nervous Cook says
This is positively gorgeous.
Hey this is my first time here and I have spent the better part of 2 hrs browsing around! You have some awesome stuff here!
Huevos Motulenos is something I've seen only on some food show on TV, never had it, but it sounds like an awesome brunch idea.
As an aside, fried plantains are pretty common in Asia, I sprinkle some sugar over mine and shallow fry them – they are awesome!
The Duo Dishes says
So happy to see queso fresco up here. Cotija's also a favorite that would go well.
looks delish…and it looks so fun that kids will have no problem eating the veggies on it.
btw, here in the philippines, we fry bananas all the time. we sometimes glaze it with caramel after frying. it's good!
Kevin, are you in my head? I've been dreaming up a (baked) version of something just like this. Hopefully it will come to fruition in the not-so-far future. The plantains make a neat addition!
Storing tortillas in the freezer?!?! I never thought of that, so will have to give it a try. A delicious breakfast, which is actually making me with I hadn't skipped that meal this morning!!!
That is a great meal!
Chiara "Kika" Assi says
Eggs and fried plantains? That sounds awesome!
I like how the plate looks like a smily face 🙂
Dude, I JUST watched a video recipe for that at the Rouxbe Online Cooking School this weekend and was going to make it this week! Looks awesome as always. Great job K.
Pretty! Something to consider next time you make this dish – plantains that ripe are far far more delicious is you mash them a bit and then fry them until they are ever so dark. They are then transformed to sweet, carmelized, crunchy/soft jewels.
There are times that I hate having food allergies…. this looks so interesting. But alas, no plantains for this girl.
This is a great dish even without the plantains!