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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Breakfast Taco Fit For A Prince



Back when I used to work on set doing makeup for tv commercials, I enjoyed a thing called Kraft Service. The Kraft Service people are responsible for feeding us all day and at the time, I didn't always appreciate them as I should have. The one thing I always loved though was our morning breakfast burrito (as long as they were using real eggs and not egg beaters. No offence to the fine people who make egg beaters but they are just not for me). I apologize to every Kraft person I have gave the gears to over the years because now that I no longer have people who make me breakfast and snacks and soup and cheese trays and cut up my fruit and put out trays of M&M's and jube jubes, I realize how wonderful you all were. My ass, on the other hand, never wants to see you again.

Anyway, I had three corn tortillas left over from last night's calamari tacos and couldn't bear to throw them out so I made the Little Prince, which is what we call The Kid when we realize we are catering to his every whim, some nice breakfast tacos. It's no secret that my child is, perhaps, a little bit spoiled in the food department but I also take advantage of the fact that he will eat pretty much whatever I put in front of him so I can make pretty little dishes like this and not have to eat them all myself. This is the only way I manage to NOT weigh 600lbs. That, and the fact that I am no longer fed like a christmas goose by the lovely Kraft people 6 days a week.



Breakfast Tacos
serves one

3 corn tortillas
2 eggs, whisked with a pinch of kosher salt
1 tsp butter
2 tbls finely chopped tomato
juice from half a lime
1 tsp minced shallot
1 tbls chopped cilantro
kosher salt
1/2 half very ripe avocado
drizzle of hot sauce (MVP sauce)
drizzle of buttermilk crema
2 tbls grated old cheddar



Mix the chopped tomato, shallot and cilantro in a small bowl. Squeeze in the lime juice, add a tiny pinch of salt and stir and set aside.

grate the cheddar in another small bowl.

warm the corn tortillas on the dry pan that you are heating up to scramble your eggs and then wrap them in a tea towel until you are ready to go.

Add the butter to your hot pan and pour in the eggs to make some scrambled eggs. When the eggs are cooked, get ready to assemble:

Lay out your three warm tortillas on a plate.
Scoop out a spoonful of avocado and smear it on a tortilla - repeat for the other two.
Divide the eggs into three portions and one to each tortilla
Top that each with 1/3 of the cheese
Drizzle the MVP sauce and the buttermilk crema to taste
Top all three with a few pea shoots.