Sunday, June 21, 2009

Huevos Rancheros done in a flash

This dish is extremely easy. Not to mention a good way to get extra veggies in the morning. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which helps prevent several cancers (especially prostate), as well as protect the skin from free-radicals. The lycopene in tomatoes is more potent when tomatoes are cooked, so eating this dish is a good way to get some antioxidant action at the start of your day. If you're trying to watch your carb intake, simply omit the tortilla. So here's how you make it.

4 eggs
1 cup chunky salsa (home-made is best, but store-bought will work too)
5 sprays of Pam (or enough to coat the pan)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
1 tsp. light sour cream
4 corn tortillas
2 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Spray the pan and place it on the burner over med- low heat. Once the eggs are cooked on one side, flip them. Next pour the salsa over the eggs and sprinkle the cheese on top of them. Warm the tortillas and put them on a plate to wait for the egg to cook. Roughly chop the cilantro. Remove the eggs from the pan and place each egg, a top a tortilla. Top with sour cream and cilantro. For those that like it hot, add a dash of hot sauce.

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