Who doesn’t love a good egg? Especially one covered and smothered in salsa and cheese? Mmmmmm…..these are so fabulous, it hurts. And it kills me how easy and fast they are. I literally had one for lunch and one for dinner the other night. Thats how much I love them.
Southwest Fried Egg Yumminess
Just had to tell someone and get that out of my system. Moving on.
I really like the flavor combinations that come from the corn tortilla, the egg, the salsa and the cheese. The fresh tomatoes and cilantro just bring it over the top. And, I’m really into the whole Mexican/Southwest thing right now, so forgive the zillions of recipes related to this.
Start to finish these are maybe 15 minutes, if that. It really helps if you have a flat top electrical griddle, especially if you have more than 3 mouths to feed. Having them all ready and warm at once allows everyone to eat together and not have to deal with a gross cold egg. Eeww.
Anyways, here are the directions and the recipe, although its not much of a recipe!
Southwest Fried Eggs
butter (to grease the pan with)
4 large eggs
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 roma tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
4 warm tortillas (I like corn, the hubby likes flour)
Heat fry pan or flat top griddle medium low heat. Melt butter onto hot surface. Crack eggs one at a time onto hot griddle, keeping them separate. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top. Once egg whites have cooked, flip eggs over. Top each egg with 1 tablespoon salsa and 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover with lid or lightly with foil to melt cheese. Once cheese has completely melted, the eggs are done! (If you like a firmer yolk, keep it on there a little longer!) Serve over warm tortillas with fresh tomatoes and cilantro. Oooh! And lime juice too if you’re feeling sassy! YUM!