Chilaquiles With Tortilla Chips and Eggs | Morning Delight
- 12 corn tortilla chips
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups red or green salsa (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 cup grated cheese (like queso fresco or Monterey Jack)
- 1/2 cup sour cream or crema
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 avocado sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- First, take a large skillet and heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Then, add the tortilla chips, spreading them out to cover the base of the skillet.
- Now, pour the salsa over the chips and make sure that they are evenly coated.
- Let the salsa simmer for 3-5 minutes until the chips soften slightly.
- Now, create four small wells in the salsa and chip mixture and crack an egg into each well.
- Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and allow the eggs to cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they are done to your liking.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the chilaquiles and cover again for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from heat and garnish with sour cream, chopped cilantro, red onion, and avocado slices.
Chilaquiles with Tortilla Chips and Eggs can be paired with the following dishes:
A creamy side that complements the crunchy texture of chilaquiles and adds more protein to the meal.
Light and fluffy, this red or yellow rice seasoned with tomatoes, onions, and garlic offers a contrasting texture and added heartiness.
A fresh and creamy dip made from ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice. This can act as an additional topping or a side dish.
Pico de Gallo
This fresh tomato salsa provides a refreshing and tangy contrast to the chilaquiles.
These steamed maize dough parcels, often filled with meats, cheeses, or chilies, are a delicious accompaniment.
Fresh Fruit Salad
A mixture of tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and papaya can offer a sweet and refreshing counterbalance to the savory chilaquiles.
Mexican Scrambled Eggs (Huevos a la Mexicana)
Scrambled eggs (Huevos a la Mexicana) with diced tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños offer a different take on eggs and can be a good pairing for those who prefer scrambled eggs in the chilaquiles.
These spicy Mexican sausages can be grilled or fried and served alongside chilaquiles for an added meaty component.
Sweet Corn Cakes (Tamales Dulces)
These are slightly sweet and can be a delightful way to balance the spicy and savory flavors of the main dish.
Mexican-style Coffee (Café de Olla)
A coffee spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar) will complement the flavors and round off the meal.
When planning a meal around chilaquiles, it’s ideal to balance the spiciness and richness of the dish with some lighter and refreshing accompaniments. This ensures that the meal is well-rounded and caters to different taste preferences.
Estimated Nutritional Values for Chilaquiles with Tortilla Chips and Eggs (per serving)
Calories: 450 kcal
Total Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 48g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Vitamin D: 10% DV (Daily Value)
Calcium: 15% DV
Iron: 15% DV
Potassium: 300mg (approximately 6% DV)
The above values are rough estimates based on a generic recipe for chilaquiles with tortilla chips and eggs. The actual nutritional content can vary based on factors like the type and amount of oil used, the type of tortilla chips, the addition of other ingredients (like cheese, cream, or meat), and the overall portion size.