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Huevos con Tortilla

February 13, 2010

When Laura went to Costa Rica, she bought me a little cookbook of Costa Rican foods — Costa Rican Typical Foods. (Thank you, Laura!) One recipe that we enjoy is Huevos con Tortilla (Tortilla Eggs).

It’s easy to make 1 – 4 servings; use three tortillas and one egg for each serving. If you want to make more than four servings, it would be best to use two skillets so there’s enough room for the tortillas to get crispy.

This is a good vegetarian dish, if made with butter instead of bacon grease.

Huevos con Tortilla

(printable recipe)

(Adapted from Costa Rican Typical Foods)

Serves 2


6 corn tortillas (for gluten-free, read the label and choose a gluten-free brand)

2 eggs, beaten


A few dashes of Tabasco

Butter (or bacon grease if you have made bacon in the skillet first)


Cut the tortillas into 1-inch squares. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. (If you have cooked bacon in the skillet, pour most of the bacon grease out so there’s just a bit for the tortillas.) Add the tortillas, and sprinkle them with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are crispy. This takes about 15 minutes.

Add a pinch of salt and a few dashes of Tabasco to the beaten eggs. Add to the tortillas, and cook, stirring for a few seconds until the eggs are set.

Serve and pass the salsa!

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 6, 2013 10:11 am

    thats how I sometimes eat my eggs!

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