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Huevos Rancheros?

pamplemouse Jun 13, 2007 12:51 PM

Does anyone have any recomendations for a good place to get huevos rancheros? This is my absolute favorite breakfast meal. I had Sonsie's rendition a while ago and was really dissapointed. Too much flavorless black bean mush and crunchy totillas, yuk!

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    DowntownChick RE: pamplemouse Jun 13, 2007 12:55 PM

    I went through a big HR kick at Tremont 647 a few months ago. They are yummy. I would also recommend Toro's version, which comes in a small cast iron pan.

    1. Bob MacAdoo RE: pamplemouse Jun 13, 2007 01:04 PM

      I've never had authentic HR outside of the southwest. I would love to get good recs as to where to find the real stuff in Boston.

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        Bob MacAdoo RE: Bob MacAdoo Jun 13, 2007 01:22 PM

        To clarify, by authentic I refer to the dish that has two fried eggs atop lightly fried tortillas (must be corn) and topped with green salsa. Preferred sides are refried beans and extra chilis. Five years ago, I enjoyed a superior authentic version at the Frontier in Albuquerque and I vowed never to waste my time with anything less. One note: some in the southwest prefer huevos divorciados, which literally means divorced eggs. This dish is served with two fried eggs with one egg topped with green salsa and the other in red. The eggs are separated by beans.

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          yumyum RE: Bob MacAdoo Jun 13, 2007 02:07 PM

          They have both huevos rancheros and divorciados at Tu y Yo in Somerville. Yummy.

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            hoplover RE: yumyum Jun 13, 2007 02:11 PM

            The East Coast Grille does a fine job of them on their Sunday brunch. There is also a delicious little hearts of palm salad on the side. If you ever go to Manhattan, have brunch at Norma's in the Parker Meridian and have them there. The best I have ever had!! I dream about it.

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              trev80 RE: hoplover Jun 13, 2007 02:30 PM

              Props to the Frontier in ABQ! I crave that place everyday....

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              Clownface RE: yumyum Jun 13, 2007 04:34 PM

              Tu Y Yo has the best I've ever had. I highly highly recommend them. Their dinner is also great.

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              finlero RE: Bob MacAdoo Jun 13, 2007 02:32 PM

              No sir, you can't beat the Frontier! Although the Range Cafe certainly has its place...

              To the best of my knowledge, there is exactly one New Mexican restaurant in all of New England, and it's in South Hadley, MA, and named Autentica. Hector, the owner, personally imports all his chiles, red and green, from Hatch, NM, the chile mecca of the known universe.

              If you're specifically craving this kind of huevos rancheros, and aren't crazy enough to stockpile green chile in your freezer [shuffling feet, looking shifty-eyed...], this place is worth the 2-hour drive.

              Here's my NE board post from last winter:

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/370309

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                BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Bob MacAdoo Jun 13, 2007 02:46 PM

                You mean you didn't have the huevos with green chile stew and western style hash browns, the way the locals (including me, who lived two blocks away from the Frontier until spring 2002) always ordered them? I'm afraid you missed a treat!

                But regardless...no, nobody's gonna find that kind of huevos rancheros in Boston. I'm with Finlero: your best best is to gather up the proper ingredients and DIY.

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                  Bob MacAdoo RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jun 13, 2007 07:50 PM

                  Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to try the huevos with green chile stew next time I'm out ABQ way... alongside the rancheros!

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                    BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Bob MacAdoo Jun 13, 2007 08:00 PM

                    Actually, I've refined a pretty good approximation of the Frontier's green chile stew since I've been deprived of it up here. Meet me in Home Cooking in about 10 minutes.

                    UPDATE: sorry, took longer than expected, but the recipe is currently in Home Cooking.

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                      Bob MacAdoo RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jun 13, 2007 08:12 PM

                      I'm there. - scratch that. I was there. I catch you the recipe tomorrow Barmy. Have a nice night.

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              Anniebstn RE: pamplemouse Jun 13, 2007 02:40 PM

              Definitely check out Metropolis - Great HR and I think its a black bean hash that to die for. Space is small and usually a wait so go early - weekend brunch only I think -but worth waiting for.

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                chowfamily RE: pamplemouse Jun 13, 2007 04:12 PM

                We recently returned from the AIA conference in San Antonio, I have tried locally to replicate the tastes,and find doing at home has been the best. I have been using Desert Pepper Trading green salsa and find it very good. Mission corn flour tortillas are a bit dry, but I prefer them to the ubiquitous flour. Cheese is also a bit of a challenge. I welcome and will share all new ideas.

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                  raddoc RE: chowfamily Jun 14, 2007 06:11 AM

                  What do you folks think of the heuvos at Black-Eyed Susan's on Nantucket? I don't know if they're authentic, but they were delicious!

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                    hoplover RE: raddoc Jun 14, 2007 06:25 AM

                    That is a great restaurant in general. Black-eyed susan's is one of my favorites on Nantucket.

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                      pamplemouse RE: hoplover Jun 14, 2007 06:32 AM

                      Ha! Black-Eyed Susan's is the place that made me fall in love with huevos rancheros in the first place. I have no idea if those are authentic or not, but they are amazing.

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