Huevos Rancheros


Huevos Rancheros

Latvian-style Ranch Eggs

In the context of Latvian cuisine, we have adapted the classic Mexican dish, Huevos Rancheros. This hearty breakfast dish combines the flavors of Latvian ingredients with the traditional elements of Huevos Rancheros, resulting in a delicious fusion of cultures.

Jan Dec

10 minutes

10 minutes

20 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free bread)

Fish, Gluten (if using regular rye bread)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Mexican Huevos Rancheros typically includes ingredients like tortillas, salsa, and beans, our Latvian adaptation incorporates local flavors such as rye bread, smoked fish, and pickled vegetables. This gives the dish a unique twist and showcases the diversity of Latvian cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 2g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Toast the rye bread slices until crispy.
  2. 2.
    In a frying pan, sauté the thinly sliced onion until golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Add the smoked fish to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, breaking it into smaller pieces.
  4. 4.
    Push the fish and onion mixture to one side of the pan and crack the eggs into the other side.
  5. 5.
    Cook the eggs to your desired doneness, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. 6.
    Place a slice of toasted rye bread on each plate and top with the fish, onion, and egg mixture.
  7. 7.
    Garnish with pickled vegetables and fresh dill.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Rye bread — Choose a dense and flavorful rye bread for the best results.
  • Smoked fish — Opt for locally smoked fish for an authentic Latvian taste.
  • Pickled vegetables — Feel free to experiment with different pickled vegetables to add a tangy kick to the dish.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer a milder flavor, you can soak the sliced onion in cold water for a few minutes before sautéing.
  • For an extra touch of Latvian flavor, sprinkle some caraway seeds on top of the eggs before cooking.
  • If you can't find pickled vegetables, you can make your own by pickling cucumbers or beets in vinegar, sugar, and spices.

Serving advice

Serve the Latvian-style Ranch Eggs hot, accompanied by a cup of freshly brewed Latvian coffee or a glass of kefir.

Presentation advice

Arrange the pickled vegetables and fresh dill on top of the eggs for an attractive and colorful presentation.