Good morning! For today’s Savory Sunday post, I decided on breakfast tacos because a) many, many, many of my friends are likely a touch hung over after the Arcade Fire show last night, b) they are a bit of a shout-out to those of us not making it down to Texas for SXSW but who still like tacos and c) you can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They are among my very favorites, and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand so it’s a fantastic last-minute brunch idea.
So, let’s get started. First, you’ll need these ingredients for four tacos:
• four flour tortillas (I like the smaller ones)
• four eggs
• handful of fresh cilantro
• one avocado
• 2 tbs butter
• 2 tbs olive oil
• your favorite salsa
Begin by heating the olive oil and once hot, browning the tortillas. I get them about like above, flip them and then set them on paper towels to drain while you do the rest.
This is what they look like finished. I am here to tell you that browning these tortillas is the secret ingredient to all the best tacos in the world. I promise.
After the tortillas are brown, you want to scramble your eggs. People! I make the best scrambled eggs in the universe. I know this dish doesn’t seem hard, but follow these instructions and you will have the fluffiest, most delicious eggs ever. I promise.
Scramble the eggs in a bowl. Just the eggs. No milk, no water, nada. While doing this, melt the butter in a sauce pan. NOT A FRYING PAN. Trust me.
Go get your baking spatula (as seen above) and stir in the eggs with the melted butter over medium-low heat. Keep stirring. Do not stop stirring. They will start to thicken like this.
When you think they are almost done but maybe just need “a few seconds more” take them off the heat. Your eggs will continue to cook even off the heat and this will make them perfect. I promise. This is also the best time to add salt and pepper to taste to them.
Now that your eggs are finished, mash up one avocado with a fork and then spread it over a tortilla like so.
Add in the eggs, your favorite salsa and a bit of fresh cilantro and you are done! SO TASTY AND PRETTY.
Each taco is about 368 calories. But be careful, I could eat about seven of these things.
And for your internet share of the day, how about I send you to a home-made recipe for nacho cheese Doritos! I’m sure these are good, but they seem like too much work for me. I think I’d rather just buy a bag. But if you’re worried about the ingredients, here’s how to make your own!