Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Breakfast Soft Tacos

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Mexican food is far and away my favorite ethnic cuisine. So it only made sense to combine them for a quick, delicious start to the day This is for one serving but it multiplies easily.

about 1/4 medium onion (I used sweet but you can use any you like)
1 tablespoon diced canned green chilis
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute if you prefer
pinch each salt and ground cumin
2 tablespoons queso fresco or grated jack cheese
2 medium corn tortillas
salsa to taste

Dice the onion. Melt the butter in the skillet and add the onion and chilis. Saute until onion is soft and golden.  Beat the egg with salt and cumin and add to the skillet. Scramble to taste. Warm the tortillas for about 15 seconds in the microwave and top with the egg mixture.

Crumble the queso fresco between your fingers and divide between the two tacos. Add your favorite salsa to taste.

You can vary these by using hotter peppers, different cheeses or scallions instead of white/yellow onions.

Keep a fork and napkin handy, because the salsa can make them a bit drippy. Enjoy!