Sauteed apples and eggs: Huevos zacatlantecos

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Karen Hursh Graber

Apples and Eggs © Daniel Wheeler, 2009
Apples and Eggs © Daniel Wheeler, 2009

After the Virgen de la Asuncion has been raised up from her bed of apples, a little bit every hour throughout the night, the faithful make their way home in the wee hours with bags of apples from her bed. This apple and egg dish is a traditional breakfast at this time of year.


  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large, ripe apple, unpeeled, cored, sliced into thin crescents

Beat the eggs with the parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
In a skillet, melt the butter and sautee the apples until crisp tender. Pour in the eggs, turning the pan as they set around the edges.

When the bottom is set, turn the eggs carefully to cook the other side. They should stay in one piece, like a large pancake or frittata. When cooked through, cut it into wedges and serve immediately. Serves 4.

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Published or Updated on: September 18, 2009 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2009
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