Tamale hash

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil; (up to 2)
½ medium Onion; chopped
½ cup Corn kernels; fresh or frozen, (optional)
3 Tamales; pork, chicken, or other, husked and cut into bite-size chunks, (up to 4)
2 Eggs
Red or green chile sauce; warmed
Chopped tomato
Chopped green onions
Crema; créme fraiche, or sour cream
Grated Cheddar cheese; crumbled Cotija cheese or queso fresco

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In a heavy skillet, warm the butter and oil over medium heat. Use the larger amount of oil if the tamales are relatively dry. Add the onion and sauté until very soft. Mix in the corn, if you like. Add the tamale pieces and stir them in gently. It's fine for some of the tamale pieces to disintegrate, but you want to keep a good portion of them in recognizable chunks. Cover the skillet for 2 to 3 minutes to let the mixture steam and heat through, developing a little crust on a few pieces.

Keep the mixture warm while preparing the 2 eggs in your favorite simple style. For this dish, we favor them scrambled or fried sunny-side up. Spoon the tamale mixture neatly onto two plates. Arrange an egg over each and add a generous ladling of sauce. Top with the tomato and green onions, crema, crème fraiche or sour cream and the cheese. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Judy Howle <howle@...> on Jun 18, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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