Poached Eggs with Tomatillo Sauce, Poblano Chile Sauce, and Refried Beans

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans 550

Do you like huevos?  That means eggs in Spanish.  Eggs are a big part of our diet here in this house.  Obed loves eggs, in fact I found a feather on him the other day…..turned out it was from the pillow, but sometimes I wonder.   When I found this recipe for a pouched egg on a bed of refried beans topped with tomatillo and creamy poblano sauce, I was sold!   The bonus is for such a beautiful plate of food it is surprisingly friendly on the pocketbook.

Quarter an onion, in a heavy dry skillet at medium-high heat, place tomatillos, serrano, garlic and 1 wedge of a white onion.  Cook the vegetables until they are charred in spots, turning often, about 5 minutes.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Transfer the the vegetables to a cutting board and coarsely chop.  Transfer to a blender add broth and blend until course puree forms.  Pour tomatillo blend into a skillet and add chopped cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste.  Set sauce aside.

Be prepared for some heat. :D

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Char the poblano chile over a gas flame or in a broiler until charred and blistered on all sides.  Place the pepper in a paper back or in plastic bag, until cooled.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Remove pepper from bag, peel charred skin, seed and chop coarsely.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until soft, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add chopped chile.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Add cream and milk; bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce thickens slightly and is reduced to 1 cup, whisking occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Transfer to blender; puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

This sauce is creamy pepper awesomeness!  It could double as a dip.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until translucent and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir 1 minute.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Add beans and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Using potato masher, mash beans until about half of beans are mashed. Season with salt and pepper.

DO AHEAD: Sauces and beans can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill. Rewarm before using.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Bring large skillet of salted water to simmer over medium heat. Add vinegar.  Working in 2 batches, crack eggs 1 at a time into small bowl; carefully transfer to water in skillet. Cook until whites are just set and yolks are still runny, adjusting heat as needed to maintain gentle simmer, about 3 minutes.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Using slotted spoon, transfer egg to a plate lined with paper towel.

DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. After cooking the eggs, using a slotted spoon, transfer poached eggs to bowl of ice water, cover bowl and chill.  Using slotted spoon, transfer eggs from ice water to skillet of barely simmering water. Cook until just heated through, about 2 minutes.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans

Divide beans among plates, using back of spoon to form a well in center. Top with 2 poached eggs and spoon poblano and tomatillos sauce over eggs.  Garnish with fresh cilantro and diced tomato, serve with warm tortillas.

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans 550

Take your fork and cut into the sexy runny egg yolk.  Watch in awe as the yolk pours over the beans.  Aaaawwwww!

Pouched Eggs w/ Refried Beans 550

I was floored with how delicious this dish was, it was truly fabulous.  Every thing melds together perfectly, with just a touch of heat and I could go on for hours about the pouched egg.  This can be breakfast, lunch or dinner…..may be a midnight snack.  Well the midnight snack maybe too much, but it is awesomeness on a plate.

The great thing is that you can do everything a day ahead of time.   Also the you will have left over sauce, which you can freeze and use another time.

Poached Eggs with Tomatillo Sauce, Poblano Chile Sauce, and Refried Beans (Bon Appetit – May 2010)

POACHED EGGS

  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 4 large eggs

TOMATILLO SAUCE

  • 1 medium white onion, peeled
  • 8 ounces tomatillos (about 6 medium), husked, rinsed
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

POBLANO CHILE SAUCE

  • 1 large fresh poblano chile
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

REFRIED BEANS

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce cans black beans, drained

PREPARATION

POACHED EGGS

Bring large skillet of salted water to simmer over medium heat. Add vinegar. Fill large bowl halfway with ice water. Working in 2 batches, crack eggs 1 at a time into small bowl; carefully transfer to water in skillet. Cook until whites are just set and yolks are still runny, adjusting heat as needed to maintain gentle simmer, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer poached eggs to bowl of ice water. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover bowl and chill.

TOMATILLO SAUCE

Heat heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Quarter onion (reserve 3 onion wedges for another use). Place 1 onion wedge, cut side down, tomatillos, chile, and garlic in heated dry skillet; cook until vegetables are charred in spots, turning often, about 5 minutes. Transfer vegetables to work surface; chop coarsely. Transfer chopped vegetables to blender. Add broth; blend until coarse puree forms. Transfer puree to small saucepan. Stir in cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

POBLANO CHILE SAUCE

Char chile over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Wrap in plastic bag and seal tightly; cool. Peel, seed, and chop coarsely.

Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until soft, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add chopped chile. Add cream and milk; bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce thickens slightly and is reduced to 1 cup, whisking occasionally, about 10 minutes. Transfer to blender; puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

REFRIED BEANS

Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until translucent and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir 1 minute. Add beans and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Using potato masher, mash beans until about half of beans are mashed. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Sauces and beans can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill. Rewarm before using.

Using slotted spoon, transfer eggs from ice water to skillet of barely simmering water. Cook until just heated through, about 2 minutes. Divide beans among plates, using back of spoon to form shallow well in center. Top each with 2 poached eggs, arranging in well. Spoon some tomatillo sauce and some poblano sauce over and serve.

Comments

  1. Robert says

    Just stumbled on your site while looking for a similar recipe and am very impressed by how nicely you photograph and lay each step of the recipe. Will try this tomorrow and move on to a couple others you have on the site. Thanks!

  2. says

    Are you kidding me? That looks phenomenal, but please tell me that is a dinner or lunch meal. Too much prep and great food for breakfast, ha ha.

    Great post!

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