Chilequilas y Huevos Divorciados



I love Mexican food, if you haven’t guess already. I try to avoid the deep fried things most of the time because restaurants use regular vegetable oil or non organic lard. The fat of an animal contains a high concentration of all the hormones, antibiotics and toxins that they are feed and injected with. So many harmful things going into your body. Since I don’t have a good source of tallow or lard I was happy to find organic no-hydrogenated palm shortening as an amazing alternative. It is also a good option for vegans and vegetarians who want to get away from all that processed, refined, hydrogenated stuff. Now because of palm shortening I am happy to enjoy some delicious Mexican delights like, chilequilas, tamales and sopes.

A couple weeks ago I treated myself to one of my favorite breakfasts for lunch. Chilequlas, huevos divorciados, frijoles y papas fritas. What is all that you might ask? Chilequilas are fresh chips covered with salsa so that they are soft, a great way to use those stale corn tortillas. Huevos divorcados are “Divorced Eggs” two eggs, one with a green salsa and the other with a red salsa. Frijoles-beans. Papa fritas-hashbrowns. When you have them all on one plate they make a wonderful meal!


Left over corn tortillas cut into fourths
Palm shortening
Salsa Verde
Queso fresco

1. Heat the shortening until boiling.
2. Put the corn tortillas triangles in the liquid shortening and fry until crispy. You will have to fry these in  multiple batches.
3. Cover with our choice of salsa and queso fresco.

Huevos Divorciados

Fry two eggs per person cover one in salsa verde and the other in salsa rojo.

Plate the chilequias, huevos divorcidos and serve with refried beans, hash browns and sliced avocados.

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Chilaquiles are probably in my top 3 things to eat for breakfast. Wish I had some right now. Thanks for sharing with Breakfast Club this month =)

  2. Just stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!

  3. It all just sounds delicious – a perfect meal full of great tastes and nutrition – a winner! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  4. Wow – that looks and sounds sensational. I’ve never had very much Mexican food, as it’s not that popular here in New Zealand, but I’m pretty certain Iwould really like that.
    Sue 🙂

  5. You do it to me every week, Katie…make my stomach growl!! Chilequiles are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast…and I’m fresh out of the stuff to make them 🙁 At least I can enjoy yours virtually! Thanks for bringing them to the hearth and soul hop this week 😀

  6. I love these, and cannot wait to make them, thanks!

  7. This meal is PERFECT for me! I’m from Texas and I can’t get enough Mexican food. Thanks for the recipe. I found you on the hop and I am now following you. Please follow me back at Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  8. Trisha, I’m glad that you you are enjoying the recipes.
    i need to write another post with a recipe from “Little House.” See you in April! 🙂

  9. No worries – – Portola Station. Just finally figured out how to “reply” to blog.
    Have been loving your Little House series too. Chilaquiles are yummy no matter how much fat.
    Will see you in April : )

  10. Alisa- Can’t wait for you to come!!!! It’s been too long. We can make them.

    Trisha- I feel horrible but what group did you come with? How did the low fat ones turn out?

  11. The cook made these one year when our group was at the ranch. mmmmm yummy. Melissa helped, and came back to the bunkhouse and said she thought when she got home she would make a “low-fat” version — and only use one inch of oil in the frying pan!

  12. me too! i want some! and i’m coming down in 27 days 🙂

  13. When you come to visit me I will… Now if only March or when ever you come wasn’t so far away….

  14. ooooooo… make me this!


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