Green Eggs and Ham continue to be on my mind, so what’s a girl to do but make them. The green eggs, at least, without the ham. It’s no-meat Friday, no ham for me. It hasn’t been a problem not eating meat on Fridays so far, with so many options available. Besides, we love eggs, my family and I. That’s why I made not only green but red eggs as well, as in Huevos Divorciados aka Divorced Eggs.
Which begs the question as to why they were divorced in the first place. Any of you have an idea? I have my thoughts but at this point they’re all speculations and conjectures. I’d rather not say. Libel is a serious offense. I ought to know. I studied about it in journalism school.
I can, however, definitively say that these divorced eggs play exceptionally nicely on a plate. The sweet red and the sour green sauces complement each other. Maybe we need to tell them that. Maybe if they knew how well they pair up, how extremely attractive they are as a couple, they might reconnect. What do you think? Let me know.
Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs)
So called because of the different sauces each egg is served with. One with a red (tomato) sauce, and the other with the green (tomatillo) sauce.
3 plum tomatoes
4 large tomatillos
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, chopped
Salt & pepper
1 – 2 tbsp oil
4 corn tortillas
1. Roast or grill tomatoes, tomatillos, and chile until charred and blistered. Skin tomatoes and tomatillos and chop roughly. Remove seeds and membranes from chile if less heat is desired.
2. Sauté onion and garlic in oil until transparent.
3. For the red sauce, use the tomatoes, half of the sautéed onion/garlic and half the chile. Grind in a food processor until you get a relatively smooth sauce.
4. For the green sauce, use the tomatillos and the rest of the vegetables. You can add chopped cilantro to make the color more vibrant. Keep sauces warm by letting them simmer in saucepans while the eggs are prepared.
5. Fry tortillas in a little bit oil for just a couple of minutes, and drain.
6. Fry eggs sunny side-up style.
7. Place eggs on tortillas and cover with sauce, one with the red sauce, the other with the green sauce. Or you can serve the sauce under tortillas, for a more attractive way of serving. You can serve “the divorced eggs” with beans or rice.
Now, it’s time to reveal featured posts from FF6. Let’s take a look.
Jillian@News Anchor to Homemaker brought these little morsels of delight. So good! You don’t believe me, you’ll just have to try them for yourself. Go get the recipe from her site. Plus she has a hilarious story involving “nudies” and “in-laws.” That’s all I’m going to say.
Have you ever seen anything that makes you want to reach into your monitor? Well, Amanda’s Persian Chicken Kebabs did that to me. Maybe I should just pay Amanda@What’s Cooking a visit when she’s having dinner next time. A lot easier than trying to eat something off the monitor, don’t you think?
Linda@La Patite Panière made these Beggars Purses, filled with apples, chocolate, and orange marmalade. I’m thinking there are some lucky beggars to have purses like these. Linda, can I go begging at your house?
Finally, Justine@Eclectic odds n sods brought the house down with her pet tales. Her French Bulldog Teddy’s bottom apparently fell out. Poor Teddy, we’re not laughing at you, cutie. We’re laughing at your mom! And mom, have you ever heard of prune juice? It might help in the future.
Now, who just started the conga line? Must have been Ngan and her cohort, Polianthus. They’re always getting into some kind of tomfoolery and shenanigans, and it’s not even St. Patrick’s Day yet. Get it? St. Patrick’s Day…..shenanigans? Oh, never mind, I’m joining in. How ’bout you?
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