Chilaquiles Verdes With Fried Eggs Recipe

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Video: Serious Eats Video.

Chilaquiles—crisp tortillas tossed in sauce and served topped with cheese and eggs—are the ultimate in comforting breakfast foods.


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Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 2 quarts vegetable, canola, or peanut oil

  • 16 soft corn tortillas, cut into 6 wedges each

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 cups salsa verde

  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth or water

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream

  • 1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Heat vegetable oil to 375°F in a large wok, Dutch oven, or deep fryer. Adjust flame to maintain temperature. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Fry 1/3 of tortilla wedges, using a metal spider to agitate them as they cook. Cook until bubbling slows to a trickle, chips are pale golden brown, and are very crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the baking sheet and immediately season with kosher salt. Repeat with remaining batches.

  2. Heat Salsa Verde and chicken broth (or water, if using) in a large straight-sided sauté over medium heat until simmering. Add chips and turn to coat. Cover and set aside.

  3. Transfer 2 tablespoons of oil to a large non-stick or cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add four eggs and cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer to a large plate.

  4. Stir tortilla chips again and season to taste with salt if necessary. Divide between four warmed serving plates. Top each with a fried egg. Drizzle with crema, sprinkle with onions, cilantro, and cheese, and serve immediately

Special equipment

Blender, wok or deep fryer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
604 Calories
37g Fat
54g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 604
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 1350mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 206mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 669mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)