Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Egg Nachos

Necessity is the mother of invention. And, oh boy, did I need a new way to prepare eggs. Perhaps someone somewhere has already thought of this, but I made it up in this house at least. And so I thought I'd share.

First you grab a carton of eggs from the fridge.
Oh...what? Doesn't your fridge look like this?


Hmmm...If you only have 1 or 2 cartons, you can still make this. And you can still be my friend. In fact, if you come over, I'll give you some eggs!!

Ok, so the cast of characters:
Tortilla chips
8-12 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar

Just crack those eggs into the pan with a little oil. No need to dirty another bowl.
Then stir them up and start cooking.
Meanwhile, spread out a nice layer of tortilla chips on a pizza pan (a cookie sheet would work too, of course).
Back to the eggs...they look done.
Sprinkle the eggs over the top of the chips evenly.
Then sprinkle salsa to taste over that. Now, I must mention something here. I used a store brand corn & black bean salsa. It's fine. But if you live anywhere near a Trader Joe's, then get yourself on over there and pick up some Habanero & Lime salsa. It's delish. Of course, you can pick me up a case or 2 and mail them too, you know, while you're out and all. I wouldn't mind.

Then sprinkle the cheese over the top of everything.
Pop it in the oven at about 425 degrees and cook until the cheese melts (about 8 minutes). No need to preheat. That'd be too long.
Mmmmm! Yummy. Of course, you can add other things too, like black olives, onions, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, and on and on. Whatever floats your boat. Either way, it's a pretty quick and easy way to serve up eggs in a new way. Hope you enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

You crack me up! What a great dilemma to have...too many eggs. I am going to try this. Miss ya! Angela

Heather said...

Oh - thank you! This is likely to be a big hit here, and often our fridge DOES look a lot like that!

Lisa said...

Hi, this sounds wonderful. We have had to turn on our little "dorm refrigerator" to hold all of our eggs. Always looking for a new way to use this wonderful protein source. Thanks!