Chilaquiles Verdes Con Huevos

60 minutes
6 servings
Chilaquiles Verdes Con Huevos
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red onion, sliced and de-flamed
tomatillos, stemmed, husked and rinsed
10 (1 1/4 lbs)
cubanelle peppers
poblano chiles
serrano chiles, divided
white onion, quartered
cilantro (leaves + stems) + more leaves to garnish
1 cup
chicken stock
2 cups
limes, divided
ground cumin
1 ½ tsp
kosher salt
avocado oil, divided
5 Tbsp
garlic cloves, minced
5-inch corn tortillas, quartered and fried in peanut oil (substitute for a bag of sto-rebought tortilla chips)
Manchego cheese, shredded
6 oz
Oaxaca cheese, shredded
12 oz
Mexican crema or sour cream
ripe avocados, sliced
large eggs, divided
6 to 12



  1. DE-FLAME the red onion by soaking the slices in cold water, 5 to 10 minutes, to remove the harsh, raw onion flavor. DRAIN and SET ASIDE.
  2. HEAT grill over medium heat. OIL the grates and PLACE the tomatillos, cubanelles, poblanos, 2 serrano peppers, and white onion onto grill and CHAR all over, 10 to 15 minutes. Once the tomatillos are charred, slightly soft but still holding their shape, REMOVE them. We don’t want to let them juice out onto the grill.
  3. PLACE the poblanos and cubanelles into a large bowl and tightly COVER with plastic wrap to steam. Once cool enough to handle, REMOVE the skins, stems, and seeds. REMOVE the stems from the serrano peppers. Also, REMOVE the seeds to decrease heat, if desired.
  4. To make the salsa verde, PLACE the charred tomatillos, cubanelles, poblanos, serrano peppers, onion, cilantro (stems and all), chicken stock, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime, and cumin in a blender. PURÉE until smooth. SEASON to taste with salt.
  5. HEAT 2 Tbsp of oil in a 12-inch frypan over medium heat. ADD the garlic and SAUTÉ until fragrant, about 30 seconds. POUR the salsa verde you just made into the pan and HEAT over medium to medium-low heat until hot, stirring periodically, about 5 to 6 minutes. REMOVE from the heat.
  6. DIVIDE the tortilla chips among 6 plates. SPRINKLE both cheeses over the chips, followed up with hot salsa verde to coat the chips. The heat of the salsa verde will melt the cheese.
  7. SLICE the remaining serrano peppers. GARNISH each plate with a drizzle of crema or sour cream, sliced serranos, avocados, de-flamed red onions, cilantro leaves, and remaining lime wedges on the side, for squeezing.
  8. HEAT the remaining 3 Tbsp of oil in a 12-inch nonstick frypan over medium-low heat. Once the oil is heated, CRACK 4 eggs into the pan, one at a time. FRY sunny side up, for about 1 minute. Once the whites begin to set, carefully TILT the pan and BASTE the top of the whites with the oil until fully set with a runny yolk. REMOVE and PLACE 1 to 2 eggs on top of the chips on each plate. REPEAT with the remaining eggs, as desired.