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.