Huevos Rancheros, Columbia SC style
Fancy gringa huevos rancheros:
2 Wil-Moore Farms eggs, fried
One corn tortilla, La Banderita brand, sauteed in 1/4 teaspoon Caw Caw Creek bacon fat
- Brown the tortilla, then crack one egg on top of it. Flip it so the egg cooks up into the tortilla. Yummah. Then fry the other egg alongside. I like em over medium but the choice is yours!
- You'll plate this on a pre-warmed plate. Or a cold one. Whatever!
1 medium tomatillo, diced
1/2 small onion, diced
kosher salt + fresh ground pepper
fresh ground coriander
- Saute all these things together in a saucepan til they're browned, then deglaze the pot with a couple of Tbsp of water.
12-14oz can of drained organic cannellini beans (or any beans you like)
1 Tbsp hot salsa or 1 tsp hot sauce. I got to use fabu salsa from Papalote taqueria in San Francisco, CA (thank you for this most wonderful gift, Kate Baker!)
fresh oregano (from my garden, wooot! Dried is fine too.)
fresh spinach (again, from my garden)
- Stir until hot and bubbly and spinach is wilted nicely.
- Plate this by nestling a pile of beans next to your tortilla egg magic.
1/3 can Herdez Ranchera sauce, heated in the microwave or stovetop. I was heartened to see that in Mexico the grocery stores stock plenty of Herdez, just like here in SC.
- You'll drizzle or ladle this pureed red chile sauce over the top of your egg + bean magic when it's done.
Fresh cilantro from City Roots urban farm
Fresh sunflower microgreens from City Roots urban farm
- You can garnish with whatever fresh thing you want. I happened to have cilantro, which is the top choice. And those sunflower sprouts are good on just about anything.
Mexican breakfast is big on my mind after spending a week on Isla Mujeres, MX, near Cancun, having a company retreat to do some macro-level thinking. Blog posting on that will follow, but suffice it to say that Yucatan cuisine is one of the best things ever.
This is the view from where we stayed at the Ixchel Beach Hotel on Playa Norte. We loved it.
My Flock and Rally business partner, Debi Schadel, has co-founded and co-organized a brand new TedX Columbia here in the South Carolina state capital (TedX is the mini, localized offshoot of the $5000-per-ticket TED Talk series), and the sponsor appreciation cocktail party is this evening.
I'm doing some floral arrangements for it and I couldn't be more stoked to be involved in some small way! So proud of my business partner for bringing something so rad to Columbia, SC.
Here's to Friday the 13th, 2012!