Fried eggs and green salsa on tortilla chips (chilaquiles)

Fried eggs and green salsa on tortilla chips (chilaquiles)

I doubt whether you would ever find a breakfast buffet in Mexico that didn’t contain chilaquiles. They’re a perfect way of using up stale tortillas, which are cut into triangles, then fried or baked and known as totopos. Basic chilaquiles are then simmered with either salsa verde or salsa roja until they start to soften. This recipe is for the green-sauce version, with a fried egg, some crumbled cheese and a little soured cream and chopped coriander.


  • ¼ onion, roughly chopped
  • 1½ green serrano or jalapeño chillies, stems removed, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 125ml/4½fl oz chicken stock or water
  • 380g tin tomatillos, available online
  • ½ tsp flaked sea salt
  • 300ml/10fl oz corn or sunflower oil, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 corn tortillas, each cut into 8 triangles
  • 4 free-range eggs

To serve