Having some simple egg recipes memorized is a great way to make a fast meal when you don’t have many ingredients. These Mexican Poached Eggs are just one of those recipes you can memorize today. They can be made when you have only 10 minutes for a quick dinner, lunch, or breakfast. Eggs are great if you’re doing Keto or low carb, too.
This is one of my absolute favorite quick and easy recipes. It works for nearly everyone, whether you’re gluten-free, Keto, low carb, or vegetarian. l love this recipe! I think you will, too.
It’s one of those recipes that is so simple to make and really requires very few ingredients. I try to keep corn tortillas, eggs, salsa, and cheese around all the time so it totally works for us when I need to make something fast. It’s also economical and can be made for any meal of the day.
I love to make this at breakfast time, but it is definitely a supper-worthy recipe. To make for a family, I’d just double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and adjust the amount of time that the eggs cook.
Maybe you work outside the home and you’re tired of eating take-out and frozen food. You can throw this together in about 10 minutes and your family will be so happy. If you’re eating low carb or Keto, be sure to swap the corn tortillas for low carb tortillas or skip them altogether.
My husband and I are Keto, but the kids aren’t. We can make this with tortillas for the kids, with low carb tortillas for my husband, and no tortillas for myself. It’s great alongside some bacon, ham, sausage, or just a bunch of vegetables. Try putting it on top of some barely sauteed spinach or baby kale. Mmmm the salsa and egg yolk oozes so nicely and flavors whatever it’s on top of.
Since this dish comes together so quickly, it’s important to have your ingredients prepped and ready before you start. I set everything out and keep it real close to the stove.
You’ll need a frying pan with a lid for this. My cast iron pan doesn’t have a lid, so I use a plate to cover it. This works well, but the plate gets really hot, so I always have to remember to use a potholder to remove it.
Okay, enough messing around … let’s get right to it.
Mexican Poached Eggs
Mexican Style Poached Eggs
This simple family recipe is for you, whether you're Keto, low carb, or not. Make it in under 10 minutes when you need a quick and easy meal breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tortillas (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Salsa
- 2 Tbsp Shredded Cheese (optional)
1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook the tortillas just long enough to soften (if using). Then remove to a plate.
2. Put your salsa into the pan, being careful not to splatter.
3. Crack the eggs into the salsa, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with a lid.
4. Let the eggs simmer just long enough to cook the whites and leave the yolk soft or to the desired doneness.
5. Place the eggs onto your plate or tortillas (if using), cover with the salsa and top with the shredded cheese, if desired.
I made these in a cast-iron pan, but you could make them in a nonstick pan, too. It really should work either way. Do you like things really spicy? Use pepper jack cheese, or throw in some jalapenos – these crispy jalapenos would be perfect.
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