Huevos Health-cheros with Home Fries and Fire Roasted Salsa

Written by Jamie on November 06, 2011

Huevos

Huevos Rancheros is classic Mexican breakfast fare consisting of a fried egg on top of a corn tortilla, covered with salsa.  My parents occasionally ordered this delicious dish when we lived in New Mexico, despite the grease factor.  Traditional Mexican fare has never been known for being healthy.  My mom always looked for ways to lighten up dishes without sacrificing flavor.  This recipe is a tribute to the original, using many of my mom's tricks.

First, instead of fried eggs, use either 2:1 or 3:1 mixture of egg whites to yolks for an omelet.  Whisk the eggs to add air, creating a light and fluffy omelet.  The omelet is also stuffed with sauteed veggies for added taste and texture, and placed on top of a flour tortilla.  Also, good salsa is a must.  I decided to make fresh Fire Roasted Salsa, and was not disappointed.  A lightly sauteed mix of home fries, onions and red peppers provides the perfect accompaniment, and brings the meal together.  This new take on a classic dish will satisfy the taste buds without packing on the pounds.

 

HUEVOS HEALTH-CHEROS INGREDIENTS

Yield: 1 omelet

4 egg whites  (Use yolks to make Lime curd)
2 eggs
Olive Oil
1/3 cup diced veggies of choice (I chose mushrooms)
1 petal garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced onions
Sea Salt
Pepper
1/2 cup Fire Roasted Salsa or salsa of choice
1 flour tortilla 

HOME FRIES INGREDIENTS

Yield: 1 large or two medium sized servings

 2-3 large yukon gold potatoes
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
 1/4 cup diced onions
1 petal garlic, minced
Olive oil
Sea Salt
Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Home Fries
    1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium high heat
      1. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup water, garlic, onions, salt and pepper, and cook until water is gone
      2. Add potatoes and red peppers, then cook on medium heat until the potatoes are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Omelet
    1. Spray skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium high heat
      1. Add 1 tbsp olive oil , 1/4 cup water, garlic, onions, salt and pepper, and cook until water is gone
      2. Add veggies, and cook until onions are brown and beginning to caramelize
      3. Set aside
    2. Place eggs and egg whites into a bowl, and whisk for 2 minutes
    3. Spray a 10 inch skillet with cooking spray, and place over burner on medium high heat
      1. Add egg mixture when skillet is warm.
      2.  As the egg starts to set, tilt the pan and lift the edges of the omelet to distribute more egg to the hot surface.
      3. Add veggies, then fold omelet.  Remove from heat.
    4. Prepare a plate with a folded tortilla, and place omelet on top.
      1. Drizzle salsa on top of the omelet
      2. Add home fries and a side of salsa.  Garnish with extra cilantro.

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