Catrachas (Honduran Bean Tostadas) Recipe

By: The Local Palate
Catrachas (Honduran Bean Tostadas) Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy tostadas recipe? These tostadas take a classic Honduran approach, combining the crunch of crispy tortillas and sharp radish with creamy red beans and queso. Top with a fried egg cooked to your desired consistency; but, we suggest serving runny to fuse with the flavors beneath.

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Serves 8

  • 2 cups frying oil, divided, plus more for frying eggs
  • 8 yellow corn tortillas
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red beans
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • Salt and cumin to taste
  • 4 ounces Queso Duro Hondureño or cotija cheese, shredded
  • 8 eggs
  • Microgreens and sliced radishes for garnish

  • Special equipment: Deep-fry thermometer
  1. Line a plate with paper towels. In a cast-iron skillet, heat 1¾ cups of oil to 325 degrees; fry tortillas until crispy, then let drain on paper towels. Discard oil (be sure to let cool first). 
  2. Drain beans. In a blender, combine with garlic and puree. (Beans can be a little chunky.) 
  3. In a skillet add remaining ¼ cup oil and heat to medium-high; add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add beans, salt, and cumin; mix and adjust seasoning, cooking for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in another skillet, fry eggs in oil. 
  4. Spread 2 tablespoons of beans on each tortilla, add Queso Duro Hondureño or cotija, and top with a fried egg. Garnish with microgreens and sliced radishes.
  • Recipe By
    Luis Vasquez of El Sur Street Food Co. in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Contributing City
    Little Rock

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