Torta de Huevo Recipe • I am New Mexico

Torta de Huevo Recipe


This is one of my absolute favorite dishes. My grandmother would make this once or twice a year throughout my childhood. She was from Las Vegas, New Mexico, where a lot of old New Mexican traditions were started. Now that my grandmother is no longer with us, we have continued the family tradition. Although it’s a tasty snack, it’s also a New Mexican Catholic Lent meal. You probably won’t find this anywhere else in the world prepared in the same manner.

Traditional Spanish New Mexican Torta de Huevo

Yield: 4-6 servings

Temperature: Medium-High

  • 3 tablespoons manteca (lard)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Recipe Basic Red Chile
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  1. Heat manteca in a heavy pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Separate egg whites and beat until stiff with mixer
  3. Beat in egg yolks, flour and salt.
  4. Drop mixture by teaspoonful into hot shortening.
  5. Fry until golden.
  6. Drain on absorbent towels
  7. add to chile sauce.
  8. Serve while hot