When it comes to egg-based dishes, it doesn’t get more Mexican than huevos rancheros and huevos a la Mexicana. But what is the difference between these two ways of preparing eggs? Keep reading to find out.
What Are Huevos Rancheros?
Huevos rancheros consist of a fried or sunny side up egg served with tomato sauce (known as “salsa ranchera”) on a tortilla.
“Huevos rancheros” is Spanish for “eggs rancher style,” so they are associated with rugged country life, where a nutritious breakfast is a necessity more than a luxury.
Eggs served on a tortilla with generous amounts of spicy salsa offer the right combination of carbohydrates, protein, and spiciness to get your day off to a great start.
What Are Nuevos a la Mexicana?
Huevos a la mexicana, another Mexican favorite, consist of scrambled eggs scrambled in tomato sauce and cooked with sautéed onions, jalapeños, and tomato.
The name “huevos a la mexicana” comes from the fact that the combination of salsa, chopped onions, tomato, and jalapenos is meant to emulate green, white, and red, the colors of the Mexican flag.
The Difference Between Huevos Rancheros and Huevos a la Mexicana
As you can see, there are some crucial differences between huevos rancheros and huevos a la mexicana. To begin with, huevos rancheros are fried or sunny side up eggs, while huevos a la mexicana are scrambled eggs.
Salsa is another important difference. Huevos rancheros are bathed in salsa, while huevos a la mexicana include salsa as well, but in that case the eggs are battered with it before cooking them.
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At El Pollo Norteño, we serve delicious huevos rancheros and huevos a la mexicana in addition to our famous chicken grilled over real mesquite charcoal. Come visit us, call 866-MI-POLLO, or order online now!
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To learn more about huevos rancheros, check out our previous blogs, “Are Huevos Rancheros Authentic Mexican Food?” and “Huevos Rancheros: Everything You Need To Know.”