Mote Pillo (Equador)

Mote Pillo (Equador)

Recipe: | Abreo | Rockford, IL

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. achiote, ground
  • 1 lb. white hominy (canned)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 6 oz. Cotija cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cumin to taste
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 c. scallions, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in sauté pan, then cook red onion, garlic and achiote powder until softened, approximately three minutes.
  2. Add hominy and sauté another three minutes.
  3. In a separate nonstick pan, soft scramble eggs and milk in butter, stirring constantly; season with salt, pepper, cumin, chopped cilantro and scallions.
  4. Mix eggs and hominy together and serve by dividing into four and plating in large mound. Finish by topping with Cotija cheese.

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