Drunken Eggs

2019-06-21
  • Yield : 4-6 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 50m
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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces slab bacon, skin removed
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 medium tomatoes cored, seeded and diced
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Anejo cheese
  • 2 - 4 serrano chiles, stemmed and chopped
  • Corn tortillas, recipe follows
  • 4 cups finely ground deep yellow masa harina
  • 2 3/4 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method

Step 1

Cut bacon into 1/4-inch cubes. In skillet, place bacon and fry over low heat until fat is rendered. Drain on paper towel. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the fat. In stockpot heat reserved bacon fat. Add onions, salt and pepper and cook until onions turn a deep brown, about 10 - 15 minutes. Add chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes. Skim and discard fat from the top and bring broth to a boil. Stir in fried bacon and the tomatoes. Return to a boil. Gently stir in beaten eggs, until cooked and thready, about 1 - 2 minutes, being careful not to over blend. Remove pot from heat. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese and serrano chiles. Serve with warm tortillas.

Step 2

In large bowl combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. The dough should be slightly sticky and form a ball when pressed together. To test, flatten a small of dough between your palms. If the edges crack, add water to the dough, a tablespoon at a time, until a test piece does not crack. Divide the dough into 24 golf ball size pieces for tacos and 12 large balls for quesadillas. Place on a platter and cover with a damp towel.

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