I’ll admit, I was skeptical. Lori and I had… discussions on this topic for about a year before David and I finally visited in Austin. And, while I didn’t really get what the big deal was, then or now, we made them for *cough*breakfast*cough* today.
Breakfast Tacos (serves 3-4)
- 12 Corn Tortillas (3-4 per)
- 3 Eggs (4 – 5)
- 5 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch bits (6 – 8 )
- 3 small russet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (2)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2)
- salsa, guac, tomato, onion, bell pepper, olives, sour cream, anything else you like to taste
In a medium or large skillet, fry the bacon pieces until they are your preferred level of done-ness. Once that is done, remove them to a plate and drain on a paper towel.
Add chopped potato to skillet and fry in bacon grease. Toss them to get them well-coated. Cover and cook ~15 minutes, stirring every 5, or until done. Season as needed and toss before removing them to a bowl.
Before starting the eggs, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for ~15-30 seconds, just to soften them up.
Scramble the eggs in the remaining bacon grease in the skillet. Go for a dry scramble.
In the actual recipe above, I made some notes that we’ll use in the future. Number of tacos should depend entirely on how hungry people are and how large the tortillas are. I ate 3, and prefer my tacos kinda skinny as far as filling amount goes. David ate 3 full ones, Judy ate 4 full ones. Bear that in mind with my notes and amounts 😉
Most importantly: we ran out of egg before anything else. This was in part due to the fact we only had 3 eggs in the fridge. There was just barely enough for everyone, and only then because only 10 tacos were made. Basically, everyone got 1-2 tacos with enough egg, then 1-2 tacos with barely any.
Second most important, we had probably 1 or 1/2 potato worth of leftovers there. If you like home fries, and don’t mind potato on the side, you’re in good shape with the amount quoted above.
We were okay for amounts on both bacon and cheese, but really… everyone loves bacon and cheese, so more would have been better. Another couple slices of bacon, another few gratings of cheese, everyone would have been pleased and they still would have disappeared.
Finally, I really wish we’d had some more stuff. An onion to chop fine and fry with the potato would have been great. I’m not a specific fan of sour cream, but that would have gone really well also. Veg would have cut down a bit on the “gut bomb” aspects of this meal.