Huevos Pericos con Choclo (Scrambled Eggs with Tomato, Scallions and Corn)

by Erica Dinho on July 18, 2011

Huevos Pericos con Choclo

Huevos Pericos is a traditional and very popular Colombian breakfast. It is, simply, scrambled eggs with tomatoes and scallions.

Adding corn makes for a delicious variation of the traditional dish and the best part is, it’s a super easy recipe. Serve it with arepa and cheese on the side.

Buen provecho!



  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cooked corn, fresh or frozen
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • Salt to taste

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  1. In a medium non-stick skillet heat the butter and oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the tomatoes and scallions and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the corn, stir and cook for about 2 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl beat the eggs and salt. Pour the eggs in the skillet with the tomato mixture and cook over medium heat, without stirring, until mixture begins to set.
  4. Stir twice or until the eggs mix with the tomato and scallions and cook about 2 minutes or until the eggs are the consistency you like.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 norma July 18, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Yep..I remember this when I lived in Venezuela. A realy delicious breakfast. I bought my arepa grill and now I have arepas a few times a week. I missed them…


2 Velva July 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM

What a very cool twist on breakfast. I like it, a lot!

I hope all is well with you.



3 rebecca subbiah July 18, 2011 at 10:25 PM

wow great breakie


4 Belinda @zomppa July 19, 2011 at 6:47 AM

What a dream this breakfast would be.


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6 grace July 22, 2011 at 4:07 AM

such pretty colors! excellent way to make a complete meal out of eggs, erica!


7 Chris July 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Erica this breakfast looks spectacular with all the color and flavor packed into it. I love it.


8 Emily from The Best of this Life July 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM

This looks so good & satisfying. Love the mix of colours and flavours! :)


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