Monday, July 30, 2012

Breakfast nachos - what's not to love?

I love the combination of eggs with tomatoes - scrambled eggs with tomato wedges, or an egg sandwich with a slice of tomato. Salsa on eggs is great, too. And eggs in purgatory is a recipe where eggs are poached in a tomato sauce.

This recipe combines all those concepts. Fresh tomatoes with some spicy flavor, and an egg cooked on top. Not quite poached, but close enough.

And then we have nachos. This borrows the tortilla chips and cheese from that preparation.

The featured Fooducopia ingredient in this recipe is "The Hammer" Buffalo Wing Sauce from a company called Booya!

You could add extra ingredients like onions or peppers, but this is designed to be fast and easy. Just a few ingredients that work perfectly together.

The recipe makes one serving, but you can make a large pan of the tomatoes, top with as many eggs as you need, and divide it as needed.

Breakfast Nachos
Per person:

1 tablespoon butter

1 tomato
1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Booya! Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 egg
Hand full of tortilla chipes
2 slices of easy-melting cheese, like colby, American, or mozzarella

Dice the tomato (you can peel it first if you like). Heat a pan on medium heat, add the butter and let it melt, then and add the tomato and the wing sauce. If you're not sure how much you want to use, start with the smaller amount and add more after you taste it.

Toss the tomatoes with the sauce to coat. Taste them to see if you need more wing sauce.

Made a small well in the center of the tomato mixture and crack an egg into the well. Cover the pan and cook the egg to your desired doneness - I like mine when the white is cooked through, and the yolk is warm but still a little runny.

Note: if the tomatoes aren't very juicy, you might need to add just a little water to keep the tomatoes from sticking to the pan.

Meanwhile, arrange the chips on a plate, top the chips with the cheese, and melt the cheese in the microwave - about 15 seconds on high temperature for one serving.

Top the tortillas and cheese with the tomato and egg. Serve warm with extra chips, if needed.

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