Welcome to my new favorite thing. Like ever. Tortilla eggs have changed my life.
I am not kidding! These tortilla eggs blew my mind.
At first, I was just intrigued. But after making one? Holy cow. I was blown away. Blown away by the simplicity but also by the deliciousness. Why had I not ever attempted this? It didn’t even cross my mind. And I mean, I was the queen of the microwaved cheese quesadilla when I was a tween.
And everything is better with an egg on it!
Right? Right? This cookbook is everything! I swear that it was made for me because I struggle with lunch every single week. I never know what to make us, I want it to be on the healthier or lighter side, but I want it to be filling. I don’t want my lunch to consist of seven bites of yogurt and then a brownie from a recipe I’m testing and maybe a few bites of chicken from another recipe I’m photographing. While I absolutely adore my job and love working from home, the lack of structure that the days hold (and the unpredictability now that babies are involved!) can very much throw off my lunch game.
And now this book – it’s saving me. It’s SO good. There are so many fabulous ideas. My most favorite (aside from these fabulous tortilla eggs, of course) is the page titled “How to Eat a Salad Everyday.”
And it’s not ideas for boring salads. Mary gives the most incredible salad combos and ideas that I ACTUALLY feel like I can eat a salad every single day now.
But anyway! The freaking tortilla eggs that have changed the game.
These are sort of like the egg-in-a-hole toasts. Sort of. Not exactly. You don’t cut the center out of the tortilla. And you’re going to melt cheese on everything. The kicker is, however, that the tortilla also gets CRISPY (oh dear Lord, yes) from the pan. And the cheese is melty. And the egg is perfectly cooked but runny in the center.
It’s seriously AMAZING.
On top – throw whatever you want! You don’t need anything. Or you can load up the hot sauce or the veggies or whatever else sounds fantastic on tortillas and eggs.
Now the best part of this whole thing is that the tortilla eggs take MINUTES. Truly, minutes. Minutes for so much flavor. And it’s extremely satisfying and filling. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, and now… well. I think you can tell by my dramatic but very honest explanation that these are perfection.
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 large egg
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 ounce freshly grated sharp white cheddar
- 1 (4-inch) flour tortilla
- sliced tomatoes
- green onions
- jalapeno peppers
- fresh cilantro
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once it melts, crack the egg over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the egg turns white and opaque. Gently flip the egg. Once flipped, top it with half of the grated cheddar. Place the tortilla on top. Cook for 1 minute.
Gently flip the egg over so the tortilla is now on the bottom of the pan. Top with the remaining cheese. Cover with a lid and cook for another minute. Slice the tortilla egg onto a place and cover it with the tomatoes, onions, avocado, peppers and cilantro. Serve!
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