Saturday, November 6, 2010

Soft Breakfast Taco

Soft Breakfast Taco - Yield: 3 Tacos

You will need:

Fajita Size Flour Tortillas
4-5 Medium Potatoes
1/4 Cup of Cooked and Chopped bacon
(Applewood Smoked Bacon is preferred)
1 Small Onion
2-3 Cloves Minced or Chopped Garlic
1 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
Eggs (1 per serving)
Vegetable Oil
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper


Peel potatoes and dice them into small chunks into a medium bowl. Pour in just enough vegetable oil to coat them. Season with Salt and Pepper and set aside.

Cook the bacon until browned. Take out of pan and place on cutting board and dice into small pieces. Reserve some of the bacon fat aside and place bacon bits into a small bowl or ramekin.

Slice the onion very thinly and then cut in half once (you will have shoestring type pieces) and place into a small fry pan. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and lightly season with Salt & Pepper. Saute the onions and chopped pepper on medium heat until the onion starts to slightly brown, then add minced garlic and saute for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Take a 10" round skillet pan and add the potatoes. Cook on Medium heat with the lid on until they are slightly browned - stirring occasionally. Sprinkle some Paprika on the potatoes when they are 50% cooked and lightly mix together. When potatoes are slighltly browned, add the cooked and chopped bacon with the bacon fat and saute for another minute. Then add the onion and garlic mixture and saute for another minute. Turn off heat, put lid on pan and set aside.

Take 1 slightly beaten egg and place into a 10" buttered pan. try to make a circle with the egg in the pan when you pour the egg into it. Fry egg on Medium heat for about 2 minutes, flip the egg (it should look similar to an omellete style) and cook for another minute or so. Take out of pan and set aside.

Brush melted butter on one side of the Tortilla and place into heated pan. Saute the tortilla for about a minute in the pan and then flip it over on a plate (buttered side up). Place the fried egg on top of the tortilla (the cooked egg should almost be the same size as the tortilla). Sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese, then add a few large scoops of the potato mixture on half of the egg. Fold over the other half of the tortilla and gently push down. Cut in half and eat it like a Taco!

I know - this breakfast is not the easiest to make, but if you prep everything before you begin cooking, it's quite simple and the result is quite tasty!

Bon Appetite!