Salsa Verde For Every Meal.
A few weeks ago we posted this salsa verde recipe. While we were cooking in the kitchen on the day we made it and shot the photos, we decided to bake a few eggs in the salsa once it was done for a quick, easy lunch. The results were phenomenal and this salsa verde baked egg recipe was born. We recommend making a big batch of homemade salsa verde on repeat just so you can whip this dish up whenever the craving strikes.
Salsa Verde Eggs—4 Ingredients Never Tasted So Good.
Whether you make fresh salsa verde especially for this dish, have some leftover from that last taco party with friends, or grab some at the store, this easy baked egg recipe is as simple as they come. All you’ll need to make this fast, satisfying breakfast (or lunch or dinner!) is:
- Salsa verde
- Cotija cheese
What’s the Difference Between Salsa and Salsa Verde?
While the ingredients vary a bit, there really isn’t a huge difference in terms of preparation between red salsa (salsa rojo) and green salsa (salsa verde). For this reason, we use the same method for making salsa verde as we do for our homemade restaurant-style salsa. The major distinction between salsa verde and salsa rojo is that rojo is made with (you guessed it!) red tomatoes while salsa verde is made with green tomatillos, which does change the flavor immensely. Are you familiar with tomatillos? Tomatillos are a small fruit hidden in a green husk. When ripe, they turn a greenish-yellowish color and are delicious for so many different kinds of salsas.
Tips for Making Baked Eggs:
Baked eggs are so easy and quick to make. This recipe starts with a hot oven and a heavy, oven-safe pan—in other words, break out that cast iron skillet. We like to coat the pan with a thin layer of olive oil so our eggs don’t stick. Pour in the salsa verde and then carefully crack the eggs into the pan. Season with salt and pepper, then place in the oven. As the salsa verde warms, the heat will essentially poach the eggs in the salsa—YUM.
When the whites are cooked, but the yolks are still runny...THIS is the perfect time to pull the eggs out! Enjoy them with a little cotija cheese and cilantro, served with tortillas or crusty bread. Perfection!
Tools You Will Need:
Exciting Ways to Use Salsa Verde.
- How about Roasted Salsa Verde Chicken Nachos?
- Or with this Butternut Squash Quesadilla with Caramelized Onions?
- This Green Chicken Chili Soup with salsa verde is super versatile!
- Or, maybe swap things up and add the salsa verde to our Huevos Rancheros.
Baked Eggs For Breakfast!
When you decide to give these salsa verde baked eggs a try, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories, and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Also feel free to leave a comment on this post and be sure to tell your friends where you discovered the recipe.