Empalmes Recipe

Today’s recipe is a take on the mythical empalmes recipe, which are very common in the northeast: two tortillas passed through some fantastic lard, filled with refried beans. For the beans, I first cook them in water with salt and a few herbs. I mash them and season with salt, cumin, and ground pepper.

SERVINGS

2 people

COURSE

Breakfast

TOTAL TIME

30 mins

CUISINE

Mexico

– Heat lard or oil in a skillet. Fry each tortilla until it acquires a golden color, then place on a plate while you finish frying the rest.

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– Spread a generous amount of the beans over one tortilla and then place another tortilla on top of it. Do the same with the other 2 tortillas.

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– Fry one egg in the same frying pan, and once it is done, place it on top of the “Empalmes”. Fry another egg for the other set of tortillas.

Instructions

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– To serve, top with the piquin salsa and garnish with the chopped cilantro or serve with the roasted green onions.

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