This is just something I make. Is it gorgeous? No. Fancy? No. It is easy, quick, scrumptious and satisfying. A good way to start out this gorgeous day. I like to call it a breakfast chalupa.
A great friend of mine is getting married today, and I am so excited for her and her husband-to-be. If I plan on dancing my socks off tonight, I better eat hearty this morning.
I made my breakfast chalupa pretty substantial today since I slept in on this Saturday morning, but it would work just as well if not better with a smaller tortilla and just one egg instead of two. We'll call that a weekday breakfast chalupa.
In a medium or large saute pan, melt a teaspoon or so of butter on medium heat before cracking two large eggs into the pan. Cook the eggs until the whites turn opaque, then top the eggs with shredded cheese while they are still in the pan. I used Seriously Sharp White Cheddar by Cabot. Toss a tortilla on top of this mess and press gently. Let it sit and cook this way until the whole thing adheres together, about one minute.
FLIP! It doesn't matter if it's ugly. Now top your creation with a bit more cheese if you like, and a generous portion of salsa. I like a spicier salsa with my eggs. Sometimes I like just straight up hot sauce, especially if I am making a weekday version of this. Salsa verde is a great choice with this, as would be a roasted tomato salsa. But for our purposes this morning, ChiChi's medium salsa is what I had in the fridge. This is Saturday morning, folks. We're not fancy. Let this cook awhile until the cheese between the eggs and tortilla gets all melty. I don't like to cook mine terribly long because I like the yolks to still be a little runny. Saucy!
Now you're ready to fold it like an omelet. If you're lucky, little pieces of cheese or egg or salsa have escaped and smeared themselves onto the outside of your tortilla. This makes for browned crusty goodness. This is a good thing.
Let it brown a little (maybe half a minute) before flipping to the other side and doing the same. Slide that baby out of the pan onto a plate. If you have some sour cream or greek yogurt, now would be a good time to get that out and add a dollop to the top of this mess with some fresh cilantro. I don't have either, so I ate mine straight up with black coffee.
Let's get this day started!
Get me my dancing shoes.