Sunday, July 12, 2009

Second Sunday San Antonio... July Round-Up

It's Second Sunday San Antonio... again, a Tex-Mex foodie event where we all cook the same recipe from my cookbook, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, and compare notes in the monthly round-up. Whoever posts the recipe first on his/her blog gets to choose the recipe for next month. Last month's recipe was San Antonio Chicken, chosen by yours truly.

Spryte, at Spryte's Place, was the first foodie to make and post the recipe so she gets to choose the recipe we'll all make this time. The recipe she wants all of us to make is at the end of the post.

I made San Antonio Chicken, too. It tasted a whole lot better than it looks.

Heather, GirliChef, is getting herself back in whack by making Tex-Mex food.

Spryte chose Huevos Rancheros (which means eggs and sauce) for this month's Second Sunday San Antonio recipe. It's not just for breakfast; it makes a great lunch and is also wonderful in the middle of the night when you have the munchies.
  • 2 cups cubed tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 T. butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 serrano pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (Spryte, I know you're going to add an extra clove or two.)
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 to 3 T. butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Put the tomatoes in a food processor or a blender and process until almost smooth.

Heat the 1 to 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. When it sizzles, add the onion, serrano pepper, and garlic. Saute until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and heat to boiling. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 5 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

While this is cooking, spray both sides of the tortillas lightly with cooking spray. Cook in a separate 12-inch skillet over medium heat until browned, about one minute on each side. Place on serving plates and set aside.

Add the 2 to 3 tablespoons butter to the skillet. When it sizzles, add the eggs and fry. Place on top of the tortillas. Spoon the sauce over.

This recipe just begs for you to change it. And that's part of what Second Sunday San Antonio is about... changing the recipe to suit your taste. I've already got several changes I'm planning to make.

We'd love to have you cook with us for Second Sunday San Antonio. The round-up will be posted on August 9th. Make the recipe (tweak it if you like) and post the picture of the dish on your blog, along with the badge and a link to this post, then send me an email with the link to your post. If you're the first to make and post Huevos Rancheros, you get to choose the recipe we'll all make next month.


girlichef said...

This was a really great recipe, Gloria! The flavors were just so perfect...we gobbled it up quickly!! And mmmmmm...huevos rancheros!! Great choice, Spryte :D

Reeni♥ said...

These all look delicious! And great pick this month, I will try once again to get in on it! said...

Oh I was just bummed that I didn't get this made in time!! Hi there my friend!! This looks so delicious. And the huevos rancheros.... yum, these are already on the schedule! I've missed a lot of tasty stuff but I will be catching up!!

Spryte said...

Yay! I can't wait! I've been trying to make Huevos Rancheros all month and something always comes up!

Now I have to! =)