18 March 2013

Morning Snack

It is an established fact that tacos are the best and most versatile food on the planet. Further, there is almost nothing that cannot be improved when wrapped in a corn or flour tortilla and slathered in a salsa of choice. This is one of my rules of eating, if not rules of life. And, when debating the "last supper" question, my clear answer would be: tacos. They are in fact my favorite food for both their simplicity and their multiplicity of variation. They serve the vegetarian as well as the carnivore, and can easily be pulled together with items on hand, provided you have a regular supply of some sort of tortillas.

Enter, the morning-time snack, which rapidly became the "any time" snack. For clarity-sake I'll maintain that the following "recipe" was established originally as a breakfast item, largely due to the presence of eggs, which strikes one as breakfast. This is barely a recipe, however given I replicate a version of this dish once a week I thought it would be nice to dedicate a post to an old standby requiring only four ingredients (which could  be brought down to three ingredients in a pinch), all of which can typically be found in my fridge.
Morning Snack 
Serves 1

1 small corn tortilla 
1 egg
1 slice of cheddar or other cheese of choice 

Place tortilla in a small, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Warm the tortilla for approximately 45 seconds to 1 minute on one side and then flip. Place cheese on the tortilla while in the pan and continue to cook for 1 minute. Turn down the heat to medium-low. Crack 1 egg directly on top of the tortilla and cover the pan with a lid. Let it steam for 30 seconds and then remove lid and flip entire tortilla, egg and all, in the pan so that the egg is now downside in the pan. Cook for approximately 30 seconds more and then remove to a plate, egg side up. Top with salsa, guacamole, and/or hot sauce, or topping of your choice. 


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