While living in the sorority house in college, my roommates and I had 2 rules: 1) Boys are dumb (the actual phrase is a little less PC) and 2) Chips and salsa are the bomb.
Let me say that many-a-nights were spent pondering life’s (boy) problems over bags and bottles of the magical snack.
Inexplicably, a craving for salty treats has recently overpowered my usual love of sweets. Maybe it’s the intense sweating I’ve forced my body to return to. May it’s the fact that I’ve dined out more times in the past month than I have in the entire year. Maybe it’s hormones.
Either way, chips and salsa has hit a peak again in my life. This time I’ve proactively spent time trying to healthify the combo or round it into a meal. Yesterday, I made tofu nachos. This morning, I had an idea for a quick twist on chilaquiles, the traditional Mexican breakfast of fried tortilla simmered in salsa and served with eggs, cheese and beans.
With that I bring you is Microwave Mexican for Breakfast
To serve 1:
- 2 eggs (if you’re like me and your egg + eggwhite turn into more of egg + 3/4 egg)
- 1 serving tortilla chips, crumbled
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup red pepper
- jalapeno pieces to taste
- scoopfuls of salsa
- optional: shredded mozzarella or “3 cheese Mexican blend”
The directions are easy. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, the eggs should coat tortilla chips easily. Microwave for a minute and stir, then microwave for about another 45 seconds. Top with more salsa.
I totally dig the soggy tortilla chips in what would usually just be a microwave omelet. So yeahhh I have a problem but it was exactly what I wanted this morning and was less involved than the more authentic recipes. It should be noted that according to Wikipedia, chilaquiles are commonly eaten to cure hangovers. Which means I will probably make this tomorrow.
Tonight is a big party for 2 of my good friends and I’m guessing it will be filled with sugar, alcohol, and more creative drink concoctions. I have 2 awesome recipes up my sleeve that I can’t wait to share!
Damn it feels good to be
back in the kitchen!
Have you ever had authentic chilaquiles? What’s your stance on chips and salsa?