Chef Ray’s Yolkamole Tostada

Chef Ray’s Yolkamole Tostada

Ray Garcia
Broken Spanish
Los Angeles, CA

Ingredients and Directions


  1. Heat oil to hot, but not smoking. Fry tortillas until crisp, but not burnt, season with salt as desired, drain on paper towels.

  2. Spread a generous layer of the yolkamole on to each fried corn tortilla.

  3. Place a few pieces of smoked fish on spread yolkamole.

  4. Lay 3 to 4 slices of the hard-boiled egg over yolkamole and fish on each tostada.

  5. Add salsa, making sure it’s drizzled on the hard-boiled egg slices on each tostada.

  6. Evenly distribute pieces of the pickled onions over each.

  7. To finish, garnish with micro-cilantro and cherry tomatoes, serve immediately.


  • 4 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • 3 Tbsp yolkamole (recipe follows)
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 3 oz smoked fish, cod or salmon preferred
  • as needed chipotle salsa (recipe follows)
  • to taste pickled red onions, make ahead 24 hours (recipe follows)
  • garnish micro-cilantro
  • garnish cherry tomatoes
  • to taste salt


  1. Mash avocado in a bowl until only small lumps remain.

  2. In a separate bowl, fork smash the egg yolks being careful not to over work into paste.

  3. Carefully fold yolks, cilantro and lime juice into the mashed avocado. Add salt to taste.


  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 4 hard-boiled egg yolks
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • to taste salt
Chipotle Salsa


  1. Remove stems and seeds from dried chiles.

  2. In cast iron pan or comal, toast the chiles over medium-low heat until lightly charred.

  3. Transfer chiles to separate container, cover them with water, and allow them to soak for about 30 minutes.

  4. In a cast iron pan or comal, toast garlic cloves, Serrano peppers and Roma tomato until dark brown with some charring.

  5. Heat oil to 300° F then add toasted garlic cloves.

  6. Remove the oil from heat to cool and allow garlic to infuse.

  7. Remove chiles from the water and strain well, reserving the liquid.

  8. Add cooled oil with garlic, chiles, Serrano and tomato in blender. Blend until smooth and season with lime juice.

  9. Add salt as needed.

  10. If salsa seems too thick, thin with reserved chile soaking liquid.


  • 4 Chile Meco chipotles, dried
  • 1 Chile de árbol, dried
  • 16 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cooking oil, grapeseed preferred
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, leave seeds
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • as needed water
Pickled Red Onions


  1. In a pot, combine red wine vinegar and habaneros, then bring to boil.

  2. Pour hot liquid over red onion and let cool at room temperature.

  3. Refrigerate and let pickle for 24 hours before using.


  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups cups red wine vinegar
  • 4 habaneros, destemmed

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