Saturday, January 21, 2017

Heidi Swanson's Five-Minute (Egg) Breakfast Tacos

This is one of those very simple recipes that cause me to wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?"  Breakfast tacos that use smashed hard-boiled eggs and come together in about 5-minutes. I make egg tacos but usually scramble the eggs, or fry them for huevos rancheros but these are even easier and are a great way to use up bits and bobs of greens and herbs you have.

5-Minute Egg Tacos
Adapted from Heidi Swanson via 

Peel a hard-boiled egg, smash it in a small bowl with a bit of yogurt or drizzle of olive oil. Heat a tortilla by throwing it down directly on a very low burner or gas flame. Flip it once or twice, until it is hot, and blistered a bit. Remove and top with the smashed egg, shredded greens, sprouts, micro greens, or chopped herbs. Add a drizzle of hot sauce or salsa. Done.

Notes/Results: I have a feeling that I will be making these often. So simple and really good. I smashed my eggs with olive oil, garlic salt and freshly-ground black pepper and used a favorite locally-made salsa, locally-grown baby micro-green mix and fresh cilantro. I grilled my taco shells on my gas stove burner and was good to go. Avocado would be nice mixed in too--the stores just didn't have good ones this week. Simple, satisfying, and delicious! 

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  1. I'd take this for lunch, and I agree: Simple, satisfying, and delicious!

  2. Your kitchen must be very organized -- I would love that but don't have any of those ingredients on hand!
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  3. What could be easier? I'd eat this any time of day.

  4. I've made deviled egg tacos but this is super delicious. I think I might just like this all in a bowl too (sans the tortilla) but I'm pretty into all things "bowl-like" right now! :)

  5. These would be a welcome sight right now! That's a filling meal and I sure love a taco. Never thought about eggs in hem so I am happy you posted this.

  6. Very interesting, Deb! It's kinda like an egg salad taco. I agree with you. Why didn't I think of that. Seems like a quick thing to do as you head out the door and I love that it's full of possibilities.

  7. This does sound simple and tasty, I'll be trying it.

  8. What a great idea for a taco. Every Sunday I make a pan of boiled eggs to have in the frig all week as they are quick for the guys to grab and eat in various ways...never once have we made a taco with them, but we will try it, thanks for choosing this one and cluing us all in! :-)

  9. Just YUM. I love tacos. What a great idea. I could take this on the run.


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