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Perico (Scrambled Eggs with Sofrito)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: Perico scrambled eggs with sofrito
Servings: 6
Author: Enri


  • 2 Tbs. of olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 medium or 6 small ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 9 eggs
  • Coarse sea salt
  • ¼ cup of cilantro leaves reserve some for garnishing


  • In a nonstick skillet put the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions until they are translucent, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Lower the heat, cover and cook for 4-5 more minutes.
  • Add the eggs and cook uncovered for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cilantro leaves and cover to keep the moisture.
  • Simmer for 3 more minutes. Salt to taste.