Huevos Rancheros

Lovely Meal

When you've been for a drink on another boat, and stayed a bit longer than expected, this meal is really quick and tasty!

It is possible to buy tortillas ready-made in vacuum packs for long life. They are very handy to have in the cupboard, but if you don't have any, you could use toasted buns instead. Or, if you've got time, you can make the tortillas yourself with just flour, cooking oil and water - see my recipe in the Breads section.



Preparation Time:  15 Minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes

1 tortilla or bread bun per person 1 tin tomatoes
2 eggs per person Hot pepper sauce, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup grated cheese


If using tortillas, heat them in the oven, wrapped in tinfoil for about 5 minutes. Otherwise, toast the bread. In a small saucepan, gently fry the onion until soft, then add the tin of tomatoes, stirring round to break up the tomatoes.  Add a dash of hot pepper sauce, and simmer for a few minutes.  Grate the cheese while you're waiting. 

Check to make sure the table is laid, and the plates ready with a tortilla on each.  Fry the eggs and place on top of each tortilla. Spread a large spoonful of the hot tomato sauce over, then liberally sprinkle grated cheese on top.  Serve immediately.