These eggs are quick to prepare and delicious…just what you need when you’ve over-imbibed…or just ‘cuz they’re damn delicious. So, order another sangria! Or not…these are a great breakfast, no matter what your condition.This reminds me a bit of Pizza Eggs. But, it goes together more quickly. It’s stupid easy to prepare, which is a good thing when you’re vision isn’t exactly clear and your head feels like someone is playing the bongos on your medulla oblongata and your frontal lobe may, at any moment, shoot out your ears. You get the picture. But, you need to eat something both nourishing and easy. This is perfect for that moment.
I’ve given you a recipe, but the amounts and ingredients are subject to your whim. Or whatever you’re capable of managing in your current, just short of a vegetative state. For those with no hangover, forge on with abandon!
A couple of things—I fry the tortilla squares until they are partially browned and crisp. I think this should have a nice chile-induced heat, but if that doesn’t appeal to you, then use only the bell peppers. These tortillas had bits of jalapeño peppers in them. You can add tomato to this dish, but toss the diced or sliced tomatoes in with the cheese, at the last moment. Instead of tomatoes, I prefer to serve this with salsa, but that’s up to you and your hangover!
This is a toss-it-in-the-skillet-as-you-go sort of dish. First you fry the tortilla squares (see the picture below), then toss in ham bits; fry until they begin to crisp a bit on the edges. Add the scallions and peppers. Return the fried tortilla squares; toss. Pour the eggs (beaten with water) over the whole mess and fold them over onto themselves. Don’t really stir them. Toss the cheese on top; fold again, just until the cheese is just slightly melt-y. Put a heap on your plate and with avocado slices. Add a dollop of salsa, if your little heart desires.
The Schug was a fantastic side for this. I made it yesterday, so the mixture had time to “bloom”. The heat of the Serrano chiles was much more pronounced today. A lovely bonus.
Have a big glass of water, make yourself a nice cup of strong coffee and get started….
Hungover or not, this is delicious.
- 5-6 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons water
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or part bacon fat)
- 3-4 corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch squares
- 2 sliced ham, finely diced (about a good handful)
- 3-4 scallions, thinly sliced (include some of the green part)
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (include some/all of the seeds)
- 1 good cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
- Haas avocados, sliced
- Salsa or Schug
Beat the eggs together with the water; add salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil. When hot, toss in the tortilla squares. Fry until most are browned and crisped up. Remove and set aside.
Add the ham to the hot skillet; sauté, stirring constantly until they brown a bit. Add the scallions and pepper(s); sauté for about 1 minutes. Return the tortilla squares to the skillet; toss all the ingredients together. Lower the heat to medium; immediately pour the eggs over everything. Stir by folding the mixture onto itself. When the eggs are about half set, add the cheese. Cook for about 30 seconds, folding the mixture onto itself.
Remove from the heat. Serve with avocado slices on the side or on top and with salsa or Schug.
NOTE: You may add diced tomatoes with the cheese. All the amounts are flexible. The entire process, after dicing the ingredients, takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
Hangover Eggs Recipe©Marcia Lahens 2017. All rights reserved.
Now, don’t you feel better?