You may have noticed something about Texans. We are a liiiiiitle proud of our state. Okay, fine, we obsess over being Texan and all the awesomeness that it entails. I mean, what other state does everyone in the world recognize by its shape? I was wearing a shirt with Texas on it today and my 2-year old walked in and said, “You got Texas on your shirt!” We’re training him well. 😉
All kidding aside, if there’s one thing about us Texans, it’s that we super puffy heart our Tex-Mex food. I don’t know too many people that go longer than a week or two without saying, “I need some enchiladas/tacos/chips and salsa/etc.”
I love creating Tex-Mex recipes at home, too. A few days ago, I created a breakfast that’s sure to get repeated around here: Easy Tex-Mex Chilaquiles. Ben and I discovered this dish at a Mexican joint on Galveston Island earlier this year, and were instantly in love. Anything that involved “totopos” (that’s fried tortillas) and eggs can’t be bad.
I was super excited to learn that Texas Wal-Mart stores are now carrying eggs that are gathered “fresh off the ranch” in Texas- Lone Star Eggs. Don’t you love the name? I love supporting local companies- and let me tell you, this family can put away some eggs!
Rather than frying my own totopos, however, I picked up some fresh-made tortilla chips at the grocery store, along with the Lone Star eggs and a few other yummy ingredients.
Let’s make this yumminess, shall we? Gather your ingredients for the Easy Tex-Mex Chilaquiles Recipe:
Isn’t food pretty? Check out those peppers- they came from our garden and are so delicious.
First up, you’re just going to fry an egg (or 2!) and also throw in your peppers to soften them a bit. Make sure to leave the yolks runny- it makes the dish even more delicious.
Serve the eggs over fresh tortilla chips. Add queso fresco, Mexican crema (it’s like sour cream on a hole other level), peppers, and a sprinkle of cayenne. Oh, my. I may just be making this again very soon!
The crispness of the chips, the creaminess of the queso fresco and crema, the spiciness of the peppers and cayenne and the perfection that is a fried egg- make this for your next brunch and you won’t be sorry!
How ’bout you? Do you love Tex-Mex? Let me know if you give this recipe a try!