Sunday, January 18, 2009
i'll stop the world and melt with you
Okay. Don't come after about how unauthentic this is. I don't care. It combines several online sources, my ideas of what this dish should be, and most importantly, my desire to get rid of stale chips.
You see, stale chips annoy the crap out of me. You can't have a party without them, but really, there is absolutely no way to open just the right amount of chips for your party. And sure, it's not like a bag of chips costs very much at all, but I'm just against throwing away food. So, I give you, my chilaquiles:
Serves 2 generously
2 handfuls of tortilla chips from last night's party
3 T. salsa
4 oz. grated pepper jack cheese (approx. 1 cup)
Beat 6 eggs with 3 T. salsa in a medium bowl.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Throw in 2 handfuls of chips. Pour in the egg mixture and scramble as you would normally until eggs are just set. Sprinkle with grated cheese, and cover with a lid until cheese is completely melted and eggs are set.
Now, nachos these are not. The chips melt into soft, comforting goodness - there's really no way they stay/become crispy, and you're not going to be able to lift them out with bits of eggy goodness on them like nachos. I'm sure you can figure out a way to do it if that's what you're going for, but you're not going to get that from this.
Just a disclaimer - these are freaking fantastic. In fact, Matty nearly threw a fit when I suggested we figure out another breakfast because we were out of cheese. As you can see by the existence of this post, he won.