I have been itching to use this can of chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for ages… I purchased it a few weeks ago and have been waiting for the right moment. Today it’s the flavour way for my #eggssaturdaystyle.
recipe styling and snap- Sydney food stylist Jane Collins
A chipotle pepper is a red jalapeno that has been ripened, dried and smoked. It has a bit of heat to it, and also a mellow smokey flavour, these chillies are packed in a red adobo sauce made from tomatoes. You can buy these from specialty stores or Mexican suppliers.
Going really simple here as the sauce is strong and the eggs are newly laid! Love a friend who trades pastries and chook scraps from a recent shoot for fresh eggs! Thanks Tammy!
eggs mexi style
prep time 15 minutes
cooking time 15 minutes
8 x Sourdough bread slices
200g sliced leg ham
1 Tbsp olive oil
100g spinach leaves
sea salt & cracked black pepper
Parmesan cheese, grated to serve
1 Tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, (also use some of the sauce )
½ cup mayonnaise (good quality whole egg or Kewpie)
1 To make the chipotle mayonnaise combine peppers and mayonnaise in a small bowl. If you would prefer more heat, add some more chilies and adjust to your taste. Set aside
2Toast the sour dough slices and set aside. Top with ham slices.
3 Heat oil a large non stick frypan to medium high heat. Crack eggs in a small bowl, and add to pan, cook 4 at a time, for 2-3 minutes till soft yolks, or to your liking. I like to put a lid on for the last 30 seconds or so, just to heat the yolks through, but not to cook them. Repeat with remaining eggs.Add spinach leaves and cook for 30 seconds to 1-minute till wilted.
4 Top toast with spinach, eggs, chipotle mayonnaise, sea salt and cracked black pepper and serve with freshly grated Parmesan.
Sizzle tip– you will have leftovers of the chipotle peppers, so if you are not going to experiment with them in the near further, then chop them up, combine with sauce and freeze them in ice cube trays. Then there are available for an easy portioned size when next ready to taste their magic.
Sizzle substitute– if smokey chilli flavour is not your thing, use a sweet chilli sauce or a herb mayonnaise instead of the chipotles.
Swap out the ham for asparagus spears tossed in the oil with the spinach for a vego option.