While delicious any time of day, chilaquiles is traditionally enjoyed at breakfast or brunch. Whether you decide to serve it with refried beans or top it with a sunny side up egg, just don’t forget the strong coffee.
Cut tortillas into small squares or triangles. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat and fry tortillas pieces until crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Strain fried tortillas from the pot on to a plate lined with paper towel. Season fried tortillas with salt to taste; set aside.
Add sliced onions to the hot pan along with the reserved fried tortillas. Fry an additional 5-6 minutes or until onions are softened. Stir in around 3 cups of salsa or enough to completely soak the tortillas. Saute for an additional five minutes then remove from the heat.
You may wish to add more salsa as it cooks – the goal is to keep the tortillas drenched. Garnish pan with crumbled cheese, minced cilantro and onion. Serve with eggs if you wish.