Chilaquiles is a popular Mexican dish created to help families use up leftovers from the night before. It’s usually eaten for breakfast or brunch. The dish consists of corn tortillas that are cut into quarters and lightly fried. Those tortilla pieces, called totopos, are then topped with a combination of salsa or sauce, onions, crema, cheese and, sometimes, shredded chicken. You can also add a fried egg on top if you’re feeling extra hungry. Food & Wine’s guide to this hearty morning dish explores ways to get creative—like opting for Fritos—and offers recipes from our favorite chefs.

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Make-It-Your-Own (MIYO) Tofu Scramble

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Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Salsa and Fried Eggs

Bringing a skillet of chilaquiles topped with all the fixings to the table is a very wise weekend brunch move. Start out by firing up your broiler: Lightly charring the tomatillos, garlic, jalapeños, and onion until lightly charred gives the green salsa terrific depth of flavor. If you don’t have time to fry the tortilla chips at home, just pick up a bag of your favorite store-bought brand.
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Egg in a Bagel Hole

Adding water to the skillet helps cook the eggs evenly without burning the bagel halves, resulting in a lightly toasted bagel wrapped around a perfectly runny yolk. Savory smoked salmon and creamy avocado complete this classic breakfast.
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Pear and Shallot Tarte Tatin with Whipped Goat Cheese

Serve this savory-sweet tart as a decadent brunch centerpiece, or cut it into slivers to add to a cheese board. While this recipe is designed for a flameware pan, it can be made in a metal skillet—just monitor the caramel closely.
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