They can be delicious AND nutritous... plus they're SO fun to make.
To honor this oft-overlooked Meal... here is my new favorite Nacho Poem:
An Ode To Nachos- by bajablue
Nachos for breakfast, Nachos for lunch.
Nachos are yummy, even for brunch!
Dinnertime Nachos... a pre-dinner tease.
Nachos are tasty and promise to please!
Don't get too full or your tummy might hurt.
Nachos with Ice Cream are what's for Dessert! :-D
This basic Guide to Nachos includes recipes that are delicious, kid-friendly and fool-proof. The recipes will help teach the beginner Chef more cooking skills and give them the confidence to create/cook more complex recipes.
These Nacho recipes aren't just for kids, though. An experienced cook who's crunched for time, dog-tired or just plain out of ideas will recognize and appreciate their delicious simplicity.
Step 1: Sunny-Side-Up Breakfast Nachos
For each serving you'll need:
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Slices of Bacon
- 1/3 cup shredded Colby-Jack Cheese
- Corn Tortilla Chips
- Sour Cream
- Salt and Pepper
Fry the bacon over medium heat in a nonstick pan until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Chop, crumble or cut the cooked bacon in small pieces. I like to use kitchen shears. (Yes, there really IS such a thing!;-)
Crack the eggs open into the same skillet you just fried the bacon in. It should still be hot. Cook eggs over very low heat for 4-5 minutes (undisturbed) until the whites are set and no longer runny.
While the eggs are cooking, layer 5 or 6 flat tortilla chips in the bottom of a pie tin.
Turn the oven to broil at 500 degrees.
When the egg whites are set, remove the eggs from the pan with a spatula and place them gently on top of the Tortilla chips in the pie tin. Sprinkle HALF of the cheese and then HALF of the bacon onto the egg whites, leaving the yolk uncovered.
Broil for 1-2 minutes. Keep a close eye on your breakfast and don't let it get scorched.
Remove the pie tin and layer 5 more Tortilla Chips on top of the egg whites. Then layer the remaining cheese and bacon on top of the chips.
Return the pie tin to the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes more. When the cheese has melted and the chips are toasty, the egg yolks will be more fully cooked, too.
Now just carefully slide the Breakfast Nachos onto a plate, garnish with salsa and sour cream... and serve (or EAT!) this beautiful breakfast you have created. ;-)