Ingredients:• 1 can refried beans (or homemade, if you like) adventurous) • 4 slices of goetta • 8 corn tortillas • 2 cups salsa • Vegetable oil (for frying) • 8 eggs • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded • 2 scallions, chopped • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema or sour cream
Method:1. In a small saucepan, heat refried beans until bubbly and hot. On a griddle or in a cast iron skillet, fry goetta until crisp. Set both aside. 2. Cover bottom of a medium frying pan with vegetable oil, bring to 340 degrees over medium heat. Working one at a time, quickly fry each tortilla, about two seconds per side. Drain tortillas on paper towels, place two tortillas on each plate, and put in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. 3. Fry two eggs at a time until cooked over-easy, with soft yolks. Keep finished eggs warm in oven as you continue cooking.
Place a tablespoon of salsa on a tortilla. Top with fried eggs. Top eggs with another spoonful of salsa. Add refried beans to side of plate. Place strips of goetta on top of the beans. Top eggs, beans and goetta with shredded pepper jack cheese, scallions, cilantro and a drizzle of the crema or sour cream. Serve immediately. Serves four.
Goetta Hanky Pankies
Hanky Pankies, a party appetizer made by topping rye bread squares with melted Velveeta cheese and sausage crumbles, have been a staple at parties, tailgating events and outdoor get-togethers for decades. Say auf wiedersehen to sausage though, and guten tag to goetta in this tasty adaptation.
Ingredients:• 1 pound goetta • 1 (8 ounce) package processed cheese (Velvetta), cubed • 1 package rye bread squares • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce • Jalapeño relish (optional)
Method:1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place rye squares on a baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. 2. In large skillet, cook goetta over medium high heat until evenly browned and crisp. 3. Add Worcestershire sauce and cubed cheese over crisped goetta, allowing it to melt, stirring occasionally. 4. Once melted and mixed well, spoon a generous amount on each rye square. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned on top. 5. Remove and cool slightly. Top with a small spoonful of jalapeño relish, if desired, and enjoy.
White Chedda’ Goetta Burger
The key to great goetta is getting a crispy crunch on the outside. Whether eating it as an accompaniment to eggs and toast or as the star feature on a hamburger bun, crispiness is key. Makes 1 burger.
Ingredients:• 2 slices of goetta, fried crisp (half inch to an inch thick) • Good quality white cheddar cheese • Hamburger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion) • Hamburger bun
This is a pretty self-explanatory recipe. The key, again, is a crisp outer coating on the goetta achieved only with a hot skillet and a bit of bacon grease or oil. Let it sizzle for at least 4-5 minutes on each side. Place the cheese on each slice of finished goetta and get busy building one incredible chedda’ goetta burger.