• Prep Time
    75 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    75 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Mote Pillo (Ecuadorian Hominy and Egg Scramble)

    Mote Pillo is a traditional Ecuadorian hominy and egg scramble. The onion and garlic refrito base gives this scramble a delicious flavor which is absorbed by every hominy kernel. This dish has queso fresco and a hint of achiote powder which gives it some color and a sprinkling of cilantro to finish. We suggest cooking this dish up in one of our favorite skillets so it can go from stove to oven to table in style.


    Ingredients
    1
    tablespoon
    Olive Oil
    3/4
    cup
    finely chopped red onion
    3
    large garlic cloves, minced
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground achiote (annatto) powder
    1
    pound
    cooked hominy
    4
    large eggs, lightly beaten
    1/3
    cup
    skim milk
    4
    ounces
    crumbled queso fresco plus extra for serving
    *
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    *
    ground cumin, to taste
    *
    Chopped Cilantro
    Directions
    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and annatto powder. Sautee until the onions turn translucent.
    Add the cooked hominy and stir to incorporate all the ingredients. Season with salt, ground pepper and ground cumin to taste.
    Add the eggs and the milk, and stir to cook the eggs.
    Taste for additional seasoning. Remove from the heat.
    Add the queso fresco and stir to incorporate and melt the cheese. Serve warm with chopped cilantro and additional queso fresco.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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