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Cooking With Purslane (Recipe): Huevos con Verdolagas

>3 June 2012
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Alright, so I’ve begun experimenting with the purslane I told you about discovering the other week. It’s mild enough to be enjoyed fresh, but I wanted to test it in a few recipes as well. Today, I made Huevos con Verdolagas, which is Spanish for “eggs with purslane”. It’s actually a very popular, traditional dish in Mexico.

And it was really good.

I loved the simplicity of this recipe. Every ingredient, except for the oil, came right from my backyard (I skipped the tortillas). That’s a great feeling.

Check it out.

Huevos con Verdolagas

1 tsp oil (or butter)
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup purslane leaves (packed)
3 eggs, slightly beaten
salt to taste
salsa of your choice (optional)
warm corn tortillas

*In many recipes, both stems and leaves are used if they are tender.  Purslane should be thoroughly washed and drained before using.

Heat oil on medium high heat in a medium-sized skillet.  Add onion and purslane and sauté for several minutes until onions begin to soften and purslane wilts slightly.  Add in eggs and stir gently to keep from sticking as with scrambled eggs.  Continue cooking until egg curds are firm. Check for salt. Serve hot with a salsa of your choice and a side of warm corn tortillas. Yield: 2 portions

Note: … other variations include a small amount of minced garlic.

Source: Amy Hernandez


If you try it, I’d love to know what you think! I added a little bit of salsa to mine ’cause I usually do that to my scrambled eggs anyways. So good.

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  • christine said:

    Looks good! I’ll try it this week. I have left some of the purslane growing in my garden to eat it as well. Haven’t tried it in eggs yet, though!

  • Kendra at New Life On A Homestead (author) said:

    I hope you like it, Christine. It’s so good for you. I really enjoyed it in the eggs :)

  • kim said:

    I found a few purslane in with my carrots, I am transplanitng them to a good garden spot.

  • Mimi said:

    I don’t have a clue what purslane is. It looks appetizing though. What does the original plant look like?

  • Kendra at New Life On A Homestead (author) said:


    If you follow the link in the article, you’ll see a good photo of the plant ;)

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