Breakfast Pork

Tamales con Huevos y Chile Verde (Tamales with eggs and New Mexican green chile)

Move over, huevos rancheros. There’s a new sheriff in breakfast town: tamales con huevos y chile verde. This New Mexican Hatch green chile breakfast is so over-the-top scrumptious and is a new-and-improved way to get your green chile and egg fix in the morning. People don’t usually associate tamales with breakfast, but that seriously needs to change. We need to evolve, people! 

The other day I wondered if there was anything better than tamales covered with a really good green chile. Then I remembered my cooking tagline: everything is better with fried eggs on top. How could I have never thought of this glorious combo before? The eggs elevated the tamales and green chile to a crazy level of yumminess. Eat this, and breakfast will never be the same. 


4 tamales

1 ½ c. New Mexican green chile

4 eggs

2 Tbsp. butter

½ c. shredded cheddar

Green onions and cilantro, for serving

Place the warm tamales on a plate. Cover with plenty of warmed green chile and cheese. Heat the butter over medium high heat and cook the eggs until the whites are cooked and the yolks are still runny. Place the eggs on top of the tamales and green chile, garnish with green onions and cilantro. Enjoy immediately.

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