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Verde Fried Quail Egg Tostadas

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4


    • 8 corn tortillas

    • Canola or vegetable oil for frying

    • 1/2 cup salsa verde 

    • 16 quail eggs

    • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice

    • 1 can of refried beans

    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions

    • Cilantro for garnishing 


  1. Heat enough oil to medium-high heat in a large frying pan to submerge corn tortillas. 

  2. Fry tortillas until golden and crispy, around 4 minutes on each side. Once ready, remove from oil and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

  3. Heat a medium frying pan to medium heat and add 2 tbsp of salsa verde to one half of the frying pan and another 2 tablespoons on the other. 

  4. Once salsa verde is boiling, add 2 quail eggs to each salsa verde section and cook for 1 minute. 

  5. Add shredded cheese on top of quail eggs, and let cook for 3 more minutes. You want the cheese to be crispy and for the eggs to absorb most of the salsa verde. 

  6. While the eggs are cooking, spread refried beans onto your tostadas (fried corn tortillas) and set aside.

  7. Once ready, add your fried quail eggs to your tostadas and garnish with sliced red onions and cilantro.

  8. Enjoy!

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