Mexican Eggs in the Pan

A simple tasty dish which is popular with older children and teenagers (Serves 4)

What you need
20ml / 11/2 tablespoons pure vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
8 ripe tomatoes, chopped
5-6 scallions, chopped
1 chilli, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3g / 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of sugar
A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 eggs
A tablespoon coriander, chopped (optional)

What you do

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté the onion until golden. Add the tomatoes, scallions and chilli and cook gently for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, cumin, sugar and seasoning.
  3. Break an egg in each quarter of the pan and continue cooking until the eggs are just the way you like them.
  4. Sprinkle with the chopped coriander (if desired) and serve with warm tortilla bread or pitta bread.

Recipe adapted from “An Egg a Day is OK” leaflet– Bord Bia, Clanwilliam Court, Lr Mount Street, Dublin 2,

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