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Monday, September 28, 2009

Huevos Mercado Granjero aka Farmers Market Eggs

Dear Folks,

My simple recipe for a wholesome and satisfying meal is based on the traditional Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs) a classic Mexican breakfast. Usually served on tortillas, I wanted something a little lighter, but still satisfying. I also wanted to obtain everything from local suppliers. I like this dish for any meal.

Shopping at the Mesa Friday Farmers Market on Center, I easily came up with the tasty fixins'.

The Ingredients:

Salsa = Lil‘ Sassy Salsa,

Eggs = Double Blessings Goats Milk Lotions and Soaps (and free-range eggs!),

Lettuce Mix = One Windmill Farm,

Bread = Classico Italiano, (480-244-9405, Marcello Greco)

Basil = from my gardens.

Add some fresh fruit from One Windmill or Big Happy's Farm (480-529-3321 - Kathy Porter)



half cup of salsa per person (choice of how much heat you would like)
2 eggs per person
2 slices of bread per person (I chose kalmata olive ciabatta)
1 cup+ of lettuce spring or baby green mix per person (I like a mound to almost fill the plate).
Fresh Basil finely shredded as garnish and added flavor

In a frying pan large enough to hold 2 - 6 eggs, bring salsa to a high simmer. Crack eggs into the salsa, cover and reduce to low simmer. Cook approximately 5 minutes until whites are fully cooked and the yolk is still soft (poached).

Place lettuce mix on plate, top with 2 eggs, and some of the salsa, and shredded basil, Serve with bread.

Add some fresh fruit for a fully satisfying meal.

Find an Arizona market near you at:

OR Nationally at:

What can you put together from your farmers markets' delicious offerings? Many options, all tasty, wholesome and locally produced!

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

1 comment:

jodilynn22748 said...

I can personally testify that Huevos Mercado Granjero aka Farmers Market Eggs is incredibly delicious, even if it is healthy ( a private joke between Catherine and me. LOL) I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to indulge first hand in her culinary delights. Sometimes I even eat them BEFORE the chocolate (another private joke). which is my ultimate compliment.