Latin flavors are mainstream on American tables today—who can’t say “chipotle”?—but our culinary digging often doesn’t go deep. If your customers love huevos rancheros, why not explore Mexico’s other tantalizing egg dishes? Once you familiarize yourself with the traditional recipes, you can create your own riffs. Customers will respond to these Latin-themed offerings from morning to night. Rick Bayless, the Mexican food authority, simply alters the accompaniments to take the same egg dish from breakfast through dinner. For a morning meal, he’ll add tropical fruit, tortillas, and coffee. For lunch and beyond, it’s salad, tortillas, and agua fresca or beer.
A dozen ideas from the Mexican repertoire…plus a few fantasies:
Featured recipe: Cochinita Pibil and Scrambled Egg Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw, Habanero Crema, Mango and Pickled Red Onion Salad…could these be the best tacos ever?