The morning after

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Huevos Rancheros

Friday night was Bunco night, and my turn to host and cook for twelve woman.    I made tortilla soup and enchilada stacks for everyone.  We washed it down with Palomas and had a much needed fun girls night.  The morning after, leftovers are such a welcomed gift after a long night.  I woke up opened the refrigerator and saw leftover enchilada sauce from the stacks and tortilla strips from the soup.  I could make chilequiles or huevos rancheros.  I decided on huevos rancheros.  These meals were conceived out of leftovers.  Only the “hardcore” wake up and make enchilada sauce for breakfast.  What a great way to start the day.  Easy, delicious, and all the prep work already done.

Time-15 minutes



1 cup of enchilada sauce, 6 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheese,  6 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil for frying, tablespoon of butter to fry eggs, pinch of salt, micro cilantro and tortillas strips for garnish.


Heat up enchilada sauce in sauce pan on medium low to warm up.


Add 1/4 cup of water if sauce has thicken over night.

Add oil to a small skillet and fry corn tortillas for 5-10 seconds per side.  You want to cook the raw flavor out of the tortilla.  The frying gives the tortillas some texture and helps support the sauce and eggs.  Rest the corn tortillas on paper towels until plating.

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Add butter to small skillet and fry eggs sunny side up. The key to eggs like this is BUTTER, small skillet, and a non-stick pan.  Keep eggs on low heat and be patient the white will cook.  If you have enough butter in skillet you can ladle the hot butter onto white to finish the egg.

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Any undesirable specks you see in the egg white can be scrapped off once egg is cooked.


Lay three corn tortillas on plate and ladle warmed sauce of them.


Add cheese.

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Add eggs, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and garnish with cilantro and strips.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros


If you prefer an omelet this works as well.

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Please see blogs titled Rojas and Chicken soup for the soul to find recipes on enchilada sauce and tortillas strips.

The Author

First off, I'm not a writer. This should be abundantly clear as you read this bio. I'm not a trained Chef either. I'm a Mother, Wife, Registered Nurse and Fraudulent Chef. Why a blog you ask? Well, I don't want to be a line cook, executive Chef, or a restaurant owner. I just want to cook what I want, when I want, and for who I want. Cooking is a creative outlet for me. I don't even consider myself a blogger because I don't blog often. So advertising dollars and web fame is not my motive. Finding the time to cook, write up a recipe, photograph it while maintaining a job and household is challenging. However, it has given me great joy over the years to see people carrying on dishes that I've developed. It's also an online cookbook that I can reflect on. My cooking is an expression of the strong women in my life and inspired dishes from my favorite restaurants. I'm a recipe impostor of dishes from restaurants I love. Furthermore, many of the recipes are spruced up from my childhood. I'm a Mexican-American, native Californian who has spent time in New York and married a first generation Costa Rican. My cooking reflects all of these aspects. Karen's Kitchen is not a Mexican food blog. As much as I'd like to fit into a pretty little red, white and green box. I find it too limiting and reject the notion of creating a Latino point of view because it makes a blog cohesive. So my recipes are all over the place, with no rhyme or reason. Home cooks never apologize for not graduating from culinary school. You will find that my recipes are easy to follow and geared for the home cook. They look amazing and will make you look like a Domestic God/Goddess in front of your loved ones. It's my hope that you find the love for cooking and make some of my recipes your own. Cheers to cooking, eating and surrounding yourself with lovely people.


  1. Wow – this is exactly the kind of breakfast I love. And those eggs look just perfect! Looking forward to seeing what else you create! –Deb

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