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Campsite cooking: Spicy eggs rancheros

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This fiery breakfast dish is inspired by the Mexican morning favourite, huevos rancheros, and makes an easy but exotic alternative to a traditional British fry-up on the campsite.

It can be served on its own, with warm bread or sautéed potatoes, left over from last night’s dinner.

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Pictures by Iain Duff


Ingredients

  • 4 free range eggs
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 fresh chillies
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Half tsp ground cumin
  • Half tsp chilli powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Coriander

Cooking instructions

Step 1:

Heat up the oil in a frying pan, then gently cook all the ground spices for up to a minute, making sure not to burn them.  

Add the garlic and quickly empty in the tin of tomatoes. Fill the tin with water and add to the pan.

Step 2:

Season well, add the sugar and stir. Leave to simmer until dark red in colour – this should take approximately 20 minutes.

Step 3:

When the sauce is thickened, make four indentations in the liquid and crack an egg in each. Cover the pan with a lid or plate to keep in the steam, and cook over a very gentle heat for around 10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked how you like them.

Step 4:

When the eggs are cooked, take off the heat and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and sliced chilli if you like it really spicy.

Serve on a plate with crusty bread or toast for dipping.

 

Top tip:

Sprinkle with hot sauce for some extra kick.

 
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