Huevos Pericos

Huevos Pericos

Huevos Pericos are Colombian-style scrambled eggs packed with flavor and simple to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6 Natures Yoke eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the milk and garlic powder to the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Beat eggs with a whisk for a minute or two.
  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add tomatoes and onion.
  • Let the vegetables simmer for a few minutes, then add the eggs. Let the eggs sit for a few seconds, then use a spatula to gently lift the cooked eggs from the bottom of the skillet letting the runny part coat the bottom. Continue to do this until the eggs are cooked.
  • Remove from heat. Chop eggs into smaller pieces with a spatula and stir in fresh cilantro. Serve immediately with warm chapatis or tortillas.
Keyword scrambled eggs


  • I am from colombia i like your receipt, however this is the fist time that i heard that huevos pericos have cilantro i am from pereira. And i have ate pericos all my life. But any way they are so good and it taste delicious specially with arepa.

    • Totally agree that they are especially delicious with arepas! Three of our children are from the Cali area and I spent some of my youth in the Sucre area, specifically Sincelejo.I have seen it made with and without cilantro, but we are cilantro fans. We would love to hear what seasonings you use with your pericos. Also do you ever make Changua or Colombian egg soup?

  • I really enjoy Natures Yoke eggs. I am always looking for nutritional foods that are packed with protein. And I’m also concerned with humane to animals farming methods that Natures Yoke says they do.

    • Sounds like we have some very similar goals. Hope you find a number of recipes here that fit the bill! And thanks for caring about the treatment of animals. It’s a key component of who we are.


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Nature's Yoke - Free-Range Eggs