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Blue Duck Huevos Rancheros

Makes 4 servings For the Salsa Morito: 4 garlic cloves 1 tomatillo, husked and halved

Makes 4 servings


For the Salsa Morito:

4 garlic cloves

1 tomatillo, husked and halved

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 dried morito or chipotle peppers

For the Strawberry Avocado Crema:

4 strawberries, stemmed and hulled

1 avocado, pitted

1 cup sour cream

4 ounces heavy cream

2 ounces cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Huevos Rancheros:

10 ounces corn tortillas, cut into 1-by-3-inch strips

4 eggs

4 ounces duck confit or sliced duck breast

4 ounces shredded Cooper American cheese

More cilantro, for garnish


1. Make salsa: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place garlic and tomatillo on a sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast until brown, 6-8 minutes. Set aside. In a dry skillet, toast peppers until brown and aromatic. Remove from heat and set in a bowl, cover with water, and allow to sit until soft and plump. Add garlic, tomatillo, and peppers to blender. Blend until smooth, adding a little water to thin out the salsa. Taste for seasoning, and adjust as needed.

2. Make the crema: Combine all ingredients, and process until smooth. Taste for seasoning, and adjust as needed.

3. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven filled with 2 inches of canola oil. When the oil reaches 350 degrees F, add tortilla strips. Fry until golden grown, and then allow fried strips to drain on a sheet pan lined with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

4. In a small skillet, fry eggs sunny-side up.

5. To assemble, divide corn strips across two plates. Top each plate with duck meat and 2 eggs. Spoon salsa over the eggs, and add several dollops of crema. Sprinkle American cheese on top, and garnish with chopped cilantro.

- Courtesy of Kriss Serviss of Blue Duck

Per serving: 745 calories; 26 grams protein; 47 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams sugar; 53 grams fat; 276 milligrams cholesterol; 597 milligrams sodium; 9 grams dietary fiber.EndText