Recipe courtesy of Gabriela Cámara

Egg-Stuffed Tortillas

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
In Spanish, this dish is called “huevos en camisa,” or “eggs in a shirt,” because the eggs are nestled in the delicate steam pockets of fresh tortillas. Serve them with bright salsa verde for an irresistible (and healthy!) breakfast or snack. (Note: You'll need homemade tortillas for best results, so see Chef Cámara's Homemade Corn Tortillas recipe.)



  1. Preheat a comal or skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, cut freezer bag along either side to create a large plastic sheet; prepare the tortilla press by covering the bottom plate with half the sheet. Place a tortilla ball in the center of the bottom plate and flatten slightly with your hand; then cover the ball with the other half of the plastic sheet. Lower the press firmly so that the dough is sandwiched between the two plates. Open the press, flip the circle of dough (still sandwiched in plastic), and press again. Remove the flattened tortilla: it should be about 6 inches in diameter and an even thickness throughout.
  2. Place tortilla onto the preheated comal or skillet. Watch for the edge of the tortilla to begin to dry out and turn opaque, 1 minute. Flip and cook the other side until the tortilla turns opaque and blistery, 1 more minute. After the third flip, when the tortilla puffs up, use your fingers or a spatula to take it off the comal. Quickly use a paring knife to make a 2–3-inch slit along one edge (watch out for hot steam!): now you have a tortilla pocket. Crack an egg into a small bowl, then slide the egg into the tortilla pocket and add a sprinkle of salt. Return the tortilla, now holding the egg, to the comal. Cook the tortilla for about 1 minute per side (or longer, depending on how "done" you like your yolk), until the egg feels set and there’s no visible uncooked egg white. Repeat with other tortillas and eggs.
  3. Serve immediately with pinch of salt on top and 1–2 spoonfuls of fresh salsa verde.