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Torta de Huevo (Egg Fritters)

Torta de Huevo  are Egg Fritters in Red Chile Sauce.  These are a traditional Lenten dish in New Mexico, often eaten on Good Friday. Omit the shrimp and they become a perfect meal for vegetarians!
3.93 from 14 votes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine New Mexican
Servings 6 6 oz.
Calories 145 kcal


Torta de Huevo

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ pkg. shredded shrimp (optional)
  • 2 squirts non-stick cooking spray

Red Chile Sauce

  • 1- 14 oz. container water
  • 1- 14 oz. container BUENO® Frozen Red Chile
  • 2 Tbsp. Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • ¼ tsp. BUENO® Oregano crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar


Torta de Huevo

  • Beat egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks.
    3 eggs
  • Combine beaten egg whites, beaten egg yolks, garlic, flour, salt, baking powder and shrimp. Fold together lightly, by hand.
    3 cloves garlic, 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour, ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. baking powder, ½ pkg. shredded shrimp, 2 cloves garlic
  • Lightly coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat.
    2 squirts non-stick cooking spray
  • Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto heated skillet. Cook both sides over medium heat until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Proceed to Red Chile Sauce.
  • Note: You may also fry tortas in vegetable oil.

Red Chile Sauce

  • Heat water in saucepan over low to medium heat.
    1- 14 oz. container water
  • Add frozen red chile and cook about 10-15 minutes.
    1- 14 oz. container BUENO® Frozen Red Chile
  • Meanwhile, heat oil over low heat in medium skillet. Add flour. Stir constantly to make a golden brown roux.
    2 Tbsp. Tbsp. vegetable oil, 3 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • Stir red chile puree into roux.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Stir and bring to a slow boil.
    ¼ tsp. BUENO® Oregano, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. sugar
  • Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. For Torta De Huevo only: drop prepared tortas into the sauce and simmer for 5 more minutes.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 570mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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