Camping cuisine: Spicy ranchero eggs – Practical advice – Camping


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This fiery breakfast dish is inspired by Mexico’s morning favorite, huevos rancheros, and is a simple yet exotic alternative to a traditional British fry-up on the campsite.

It can be served on its own, with hot bread or sautéed potatoes, leftovers from the night before.

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  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 fresh peppers
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Half teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Half teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Coriander

Step 1:

Heat the oil in a skillet, then gently cook all the ground spices for up to a minute, being careful not to burn them.

Add the garlic and quickly empty into the can of tomatoes. Fill the mold with water and add it to the pan.

2nd step:

Season well, add the sugar and stir. Simmer until it turns dark red – this should take about 20 minutes.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

When the eggs are cooked, remove from the heat and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and minced chilli if you like it really spicy.

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

Trick :

Sprinkle with hot sauce for an extra kick.

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