This is one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s bright, fresh and makes you feel good. Huevos Rancheros is a very simple salsa served with fried eggs and cheese scooped up with tortillas. I love making tortillas and I’m lucky enough to have a tortilla press but you can make your own tortillas with just a heavy saucepan. The flour you need is called masa (ground up flint corn) and can be bought online or from an international grocer. It’s gluten free, costs about £4-5 and makes over a hundred tortillas that are totally delicious.
Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids
4 Large Free Range Eggs
130g masa flour
180ml warm water
4 tbsps black beans
salt and pepper
- Put the masa in a bowl with a small pinch of salt and pour over the warm water then mix with your fingers until you have a dough. Cut the dough in half then roll each half and cut into 4 equal parts then roll each part so you have 8 balls of dough.
- Put a piece of greaseproof paper under and on top of a ball of dough then put in a tortilla press or get a big, heavy pan and press down really hard until you have a tortilla about the size of a saucer. Reuse the greaseproof paper to make all the tortillas.
- Cook the tortillas in a dry saucepan (no oil) on a medium high heat for 2-3 minutes each side. Keep the cooked tortillas warm in a clean tea towel.
- Finely chop equal amounts of shallot, tomato and coriander and put them all in a bowl then squeeze over half a lime and add a generous pinch of salt. Stir then let the salsa sit.
- Put some veg oil in a pan then fry the eggs. Put the black beans in a corner of the pan too.
- Halve the avocado and remove the pit then scoop the flesh out of the skin using a spoon and put both halves in a small bowl. Squeeze over the other half of the lime and grind over some salt then slice lengthways into thin slices.
- Dish up each plate with an egg, two tortillas, some salsa, a sprinkling of black beans, some slices of radish and avocado then crumble over some feta.