Divorced Eggs

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Divorced Eggs

Huevos Divorciados

Divorced Eggs

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas store-bought or homemade
  • 8 large eggs at room temperature
  • Kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups salsa verde homemade or store-bought, heated
  • 2 cups salsa ranchera or salsa roja, homemade or store-bought, heated
  • 2 cups refried beans homemade or store-bought, heated
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or Cotija, farmer cheese, or mild feta

To Prepare

  • Heat ¼ inch of oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. The oil is ready if when you dip the edge of a tortilla into it, it bubbles happily around the edges without going wild. Using tongs, dip the tortillas one at a time in the oil for 10 to 15 seconds per side. The tortillas will first appear to soften and then begin to crisp. Drain on paper towels and cover with aluminum foil or an inverted plate to keep warm. (Alternatively, you can lightly toast the tortillas on a well-heated comal or in a skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds per side.)
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the oil you used for the tortillas if you fried them. If you toasted the tortillas, add 2 tablespoons oil. Heat the oil over medium heat. Crack 2 eggs into the pan, sprinkle with salt to taste, and cook to your preferred doneness. Keep warm while you repeat with the remaining eggs.
  • To serve, place 2 of the warmed tortillas on four plates and top with 2 eggs. Ladle a generous amount of green sauce over one of the eggs on each plate and red sauce over the other. Serve with the refried beans on the side and a sprinkling of the cheese.

Comments

26comments inDivorced Eggs

  1. Mary

    Jul 11

    I used to get this every morning at San Diego State University in the early 80’s. I have eaten it for years. I’m making this for breakfast tomorrow. 😊 Thank you for all your great recipes.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 21

      Thanks to you Mary, hope you like my recipe 🙂

  2. Lori

    Jul 10

    Look’s delish, thanks for the yummy recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 21

      Thanks to you Lori, hope you loved the Divorciados!

  3. Melanie Gilster

    Jul 05

    Pati,

    Have you ever frozen verde salsa or ranchera? I made a lot of each for the 4th of July holiday. All my guests have gone home now and I don’t think I will be able to use all of it in a timely manner. I was thinking of freezing it for another time but I’m not sure how that will work out.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Hey Melanie, salsa verde freezes really well. The ranchera not so much, but you can use it to top tostadas or taquitos, maybe even add some shredded chicken and make a different tinga! This way you can keep it in the fridge and it will be eaten quick 😉

  4. Frank Stewart

    Jul 01

    Add some crumble fried chorizo on top of the beans and under the eggs for even a heartier breakfast.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Yes! Great idea, I love me some chorizo 😉

  5. ALFREDO CORTEZ

    Jul 01

    MS. PATI,

    I PREPARED THIS RECIPE OF DIVORED EGGS

    ESTO FUE UN PLATO MAGNIFICO

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Que bueno que los disfrutaste Alfredo, yay 😉

  6. Ann

    Jul 01

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. looks really delicious.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Enjoy it Ann 😉

  7. Alice Villarreal Drennon

    Jul 01

    Brilliant recipe! Mil gracias mija!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      So happy you liked it Alice!

  8. Ed Rosen

    Jul 01

    Sounds yummy, as do all of your recipes. Coming from the Southwest, and now living in Kentucky, we always called dishes with both sauces/salsas “Christmas”, as in Christmas Enchiladas, Christmas Huevos, etc.!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 03

      That’s a fun name Ed, thanks for sharing!

  9. Ana

    Jun 30

    Ricos ricos y práctica la receta

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Que alegria que te hayan gustado Ana, saludos!

  10. stepneydragon@gmail.com

    Jun 30

    God is in heaven and Pati is on my screen. I love your work, ma’am…inspiring me to engage with my Hispanic community and multiplying the number of salsas in my fridge!! Cheers!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Thanks so much 😉

  11. Mary

    Jun 30

    This sounds yummy! And I had never before heard of ” divorced eggs.” In New Mexico, when people want both red and green chile on their food, they request “Christmas.”

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      Yes! Christmas Divorced Eggs it is 🙂

  12. Pete

    Jun 30

    In New Mexico, we would say Christmas for red and green.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

      So I heard, such a fun name Pete!

  13. Anonymous

    Jun 30

    Tienes las recetas en español
    Gracias Pati

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 04

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