Huevos Rancheros (January 2007)
"Huevos" are eggs, and "Rancheros" is
what it sounds like. So... Rancher's Eggs. A western staple, eh? Actually, I've traveled the length of Mexico a few times, and this
dish is always a dependable thing to order. But it's always
different. So, you get a pleasant surprise at every breakfast!
(Pronounce it "wave - ohs")
Huevos Rancheros is generally different every time you
order it in the US, but it may not be wonderful! I choose to pattern my
version after those presented at The Mission Inn and two or three others
in Colorado Springs. It follows all of my rules (!)
Beer. If you need an excuse to drink beer before Noon, this is it!
Red, White & Green. On a cooking show
from the Univ. of New Mexico, I learned that, like Italian dishes, Mexican
dishes should have the colors Red, White and Green -- the colors in the
flag, of course. (This is one of the rules)
Lettuce. In an American (or European) salad you
tear the lettuce. In a Mexican salad, I have observed that they always cut
the lettuce -- shred it with a knife. This gives it a nice light consistency
as a breakfast side dish, and of course, adds some green to the
to top, as assembled)
1 Corn Tortilla,
Another Corn Tortilla
One, two or three
eggs, fried or ??scrambled??
And it looks like this:
If you have a broadband connection, click here
for pictures of the whole process!
FAST FOOD!! If you have a fridge (many Belizeans don't) and
some ziplocs (sometimes hard to find in BZ) you can save all of the chopped and
shredded stuff and make this dish up the next time in about five minutes!
Tell those guys that are trying to drink up your beer supply....
"Hey, save me that last beer. It's for