Hello to all and to all! Today we have to talk about those recipes that enchant for their simplicity and meaning. So it is with the eggs Motuleños, a dish that was born when getting creative to create a dish. With few ingredients and a super easy recipe, they are ideal for breakfast.
As always, welcome to Paulina Cocina! It was a pleasure for me to research, taste and cook this tasty dish that is part of the history of Mexico.
About the motuleños or yucatecos eggs
A bit of history: The origin
In the north of the Yucatan Peninsula, there is a town called Motul. The story says that the year was 1992 and Governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto He took a procession to this town where he was born.
Due to the time that the visit took, they had no choice but to eat in this place and chef Jorge Siqueff, who cooked for the Governor and always accompanied him, had to improvise not only with the ingredients but also with the dishes.
So he arranged fried eggs, peas, refried black beans, and tomato sauce on a single plate. The diners, among whom were many political and cultural personalities of the time, were fascinated by this dish.
When asked by his Secretary of Education at that time, José Vasconcelos, about the name of the Carrillo Puerto dish, he replied that they were “some authentic motuleño eggs”.
How is the recipe for motuleño eggs currently?
At the moment the motuleños eggs recipe Served in the town of Motul and in other regions of Mexico, it is made up of a corn tortilla, beans, fried egg, peas, cubed ham, and tomato sauce. Sometimes covered by another corn tortilla.
Plantains, cheese and a habanero chili-based sauce are arranged on the same plate. Anyway, each eating establishment will add their touch with ingredients like avocado, semi-hard cheese, habanero sauce at the end, etc.
The original dish of huevos motuleños or Yucatecan eggs has chile xcatic. This is an elongated, pale yellow chile with a medium heat intensity. In any case, it can be replaced by any other type of chile güero.
It is not recommended to consume with accompaniment but as a single dish. When making them at home, calories can be reduced by taking some precautions such as:
- Bake or roast the plantain instead of frying it.
- Skim the fat off the bacon before adding it to the sauce.
- Use turkey ham or some other lean.
- Do not add salt to the preparation.
- Cook the eggs without oil or in water.
- Bake tortillas instead of frying them.
- Add green leaves such as spinach to give the dish freshness.
How are the motulean eggs?
With a presentation similar to the huevos rancheros, their particular characteristic is that they are starry eggs. That is to say fried eggs in which the white is cooked and the creamy yolk almost liquid. To make them perfect I leave you the infallible technique to make the best fried eggs.
Motuleño eggs or Yucatecan eggs recipe
- Yield: 2 servings
- Preparation time: 30 minutes
Ingredients for the motuleño eggs recipe
- 4 eggs
- 4 corn tortillas from the day before but in good condition
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 chile habanero
- ½ medium red onion
- ½ cup refried black beans
- 2 medium tomatoes diced
- ½ cup of cooked green peas
- ½ cup of crumbled fresh cheese
- 4 slices of diced cooked ham
- 1 fried plantain sliced diagonally
- Salt to taste
How to make motuleno eggs step by step
- Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium/high heat. Add the finely chopped onion and the whole habanero pepper. Sauté until the onion becomes transparent.
- Try that the habanero chili does not burst or get damaged so that it transfers the flavor but not the spiciness. It just has to be well fought.
- Add the diced tomatoes so that they begin to release the juice. Cook for approximately 7 minutes on low heat.
- Once a thick sauce has formed, season with salt and set aside in a bowl.
- Heat the rest of the oil in the pan and fry the tortillas one at a time until crisp.
- Place each tortilla on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Arrange 2 tortillas on each plate and spread the beans over them.
- In the same frying pan that is in use, begin to fry the eggs over low heat. Once each egg is ready, place it on each tortilla.
- Once all the eggs are plated, cover them with tomato sauce. Optional leave the yolk uncovered.
- Top with diced ham, green peas and crumbled cheese.
- Fry the plantains and place them on the sides of each tortilla. Serve hot.