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Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Russ Myers


This Mexican dish of tortilla chips smothered in chile sauce is just as good for dinner as it is for breakfast. If you don't want to make your own chips, substitute your favorite brand, but don't skimp on the garnishes; they add color and freshness.
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20 Min
25 Min


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dried guajillo or new mexico chiles
28 oz
can whole tomatoes, drained
1 medium
white onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
5 clove
garlic, chopped
jalapeño, with seeds, chopped
1/8 tsp
smoked or hungarian sweet paprika
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 tsp
kosher salt, freshly ground pepper


vegetable oil (for frying)
6" corn tortillas, quartered, or 36 large tortilla chips
kosher salt
1 c
(4 ounces) crumbled queso fresco or mild feta
1 c
(4 ounces) shredded monterey jack
4 large
finely chopped white onion
thinly sliced radishes
chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges

How to Make Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs


  • 1Red chile sauce:
    Place chiles in a medium bowl; cover with 2 cups boiling water. Let chiles soak until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving soaking liquid. Discard stems and seeds; place chiles in a blender. Add tomatoes, next 4 ingredients, and 1 cup reserved soaking liquid; purée until smooth.
  • 2Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add purée (it will splatter) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes (add more reserved soaking liquid if too thick). Stir in honey and season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before using.
  • 3Assembly:
    Place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour oil into a large skillet to a depth of 1 1/2". Prop deep-fry thermometer in skillet with bulb submerged. Heat over medium-high heat until thermometer registers 350°F. Working in batches, fry tortillas, occasionally turning with tongs, until crisp, 2-3 minutes. Transfer chips to prepared sheet and season with salt.
  • 4Preheat broiler. Toss chips and 1 cup sauce in a large bowl. Transfer half of chips to a large ovenproof platter or skillet. Scatter half of cheeses over chips. Top with remaining chips and cheeses, along with 1/2 cup more sauce. Broil until cheese is golden and melted, 4-5 minutes.
  • 5Meanwhile, pour oil into a nonstick skillet to lightly coat. Heat over medium heat. Add eggs and fry until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes.
  • 6Top chilaquiles with chopped onion, radishes, cilantro, and lime.

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About Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Mexican

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