Why This Recipe Works
When developing a huevos rancheros recipe, we looked at each layer of the dish separately to produce a quick, satisfying, south-of-the-border meal of tortillas, eggs, and salsa. Starting at the top, we enhanced the flavor of the salsa’s tomatoes, chiles, and onions with a little tomato paste and then roasted them. Poaching the eggs in the hot salsa not only left them looking perfect but also gave them a boost of flavor. For the final touch to our huevos rancheros recipe, we brushed supermarket tortillas with oil, sprinkled a little salt on top, and toasted them so they'd be crisp and dry enough to provide a sturdy and flavorful base for the eggs and salsa.