This weekend I set out to make you yummy dishes for Cinco De Mayo! Si Señor, let’s start with desayuno (breakfast), shall we? My most favorite meal of the day, delicious and simple breakfast. I can have breakfast all day long! I love it long time. It’s just perfect, you can have it savory or you can go sweet. The best of both worlds, and no one looks at you funny… unless you are having a hamburger for breakfast.
Alright, now back to my take on a mexican breakfast. I had thought of recreating the huevos rancheros I had done last year, and get better photos, but a new recipe popped up in my head. How could I deny you a new recipe?! There’s eggs, tomatillo sauce, corn “cakes”, and a delicious simple avocado salad. This dish is a perfect way to begin your Cinco De Mayo Celebration. You can even enjoy it with a beer, yes…a beer, heck even a margarita!
Mexican Corn “Cakes” & Eggs
enough for 2
- For the Corn “Cakes”- makes 6
- 1 cup harina de maiz (cornmeal)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 2 small mexican onion (pictured above)
- 2 slices of pickled jalapeño
- 1 tsp juice from the jalapeño jar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- zest of 1/2 a lime
- canola oil for frying
- Fried Egg & Avocado Salad
- 16 oz jar of salsa verde- store-bought tomatillo sauce, medium heat
- 1 small avocado
- 1 packet orange baby tomatoes
- handful of fresh cilantro
- olive oil
- white vinegar
Eggs & Salad
Using the same oil you fried your cakes in, fry your eggs to your taste. Top with a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Now, heat as much salsa verde as you’d like. I grabbed a small frying pan, used a bit of the same oil (since it was already hot) and just mixed in some oil and some salsa verde. It just needs a little heating up.
For your side salad of avocado & tomatoes: just slice your avocado into small squares, slice your orange tomatoes, and top with a few leaves of fresh cilantro. Drizzle some olive oil, vinegar, and sprinkle with salt.
Assemble: 3 cakes topped with your fried egg, salsa verde on top and the salad on the side.
Here’s another breakfast perfect for Cinco De Mayo: Huevos con Chorizo Tacos
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