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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Deconstructed Breakfast Burrito

We call them Potachos (short for Potato Nachos). Feel free to call them whatever you want. They won't mind.


I must admit that I invented this one tortilla chip-less morning as I was pondering the best way to get a fantastic batch of leftover salsa into my mouth by a means other than a spoon.

As it turned out to be really tasty (and easy) I thought I'd share the results with y'all. And I haven't yet verified it, but I feel sure that this would be perfect hangover food.

4 or 5 potatoes (cut into half inch square pieces)
Olive Oil (several glugs from the bottle)
1/8 t. Chipotle Chili Powder or any other chili powder (the stuff I used is there in the next picture- McCormick's)
Can of black beans (drained)
Eggs (3 or 4)
Shredded Cheese
Your favorite salsa (Jimi's salsa is our personal favorite.)

How To
-First mix the potatoes in a bowl with the oil, salt, pepper and chili powder. You want the potatoes to be all glisteny with the oil and well seasoned with the spices.
-Pour into a baking dish.


-Put in a 450 degree oven until the potatoes are well cooked and all brown and crispyish. It's a good idea to scrape the bottom once with a sturdy spatula.


-Remove from oven, and both carefully and quickly, break the eggs all over the potatoes, doing your best to keep the yolks intact, if you like runny eggs, which I do.


-Sprinkle the can of black beans over the eggs. (maintaining a heightened level of vigilance against the scorching hot sides of the pan.)


-Put back in the oven until the eggs are done to your liking.
-Remove from oven and sprinkle on the cheese. And the salsa.


Feel free to nacho these up to whatever level your arteries can handle.


Once I verify all the salsa ingredients with my good friend Jimi, I'll share the recipe here. (She did make it in my kitchen, so I should have been paying attention, but I hadn't yet tasted its awesomeness, so I had no idea I should have been video taping its creation.)



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Jimi's Salsa


Ondine said...

Wow....I'm practically licking the screen of my laptop! Going to have to give this a go sometime very soon.

knittinandnoodlin said...

Oh wow! That looks awesome beyond description! I can't wait to try this recipe out on the boys!

Christine said...

Umm, that looks DELICIOUS. I must make this immediately.

Ondine said...

Hey Wendy, In response to your comment o my blog! London's not too bad at all - I think especially if you haven't been before then it's exciting, and very different to the US. I'm sure you would like it. I think the differences are probably what make it interesting. Mail me if you want any advice or general London chitchat! luda20six at yahoo dot com

Kristy said...

ah, your suspicions are correct, this is excellent hangover food! they serve something similar at a popular 24-hr diner/cafe here in austin -- two versions called martian and neptune landscapes (though i like your name for them :).

people love to order them for "breakfast", both the 2 a.m. drunken pre-sleep variety and the sunglasses-stumbling head-pounding noon variety. haven't been there since having kids, but i'm sure they'd be good for regular ol' breakfast, too.

found you a while back, maybe through craft? i forget, but have been sticking around because, well, i like your tone, missy. :) glad you like marathon comments, as i've yet to learn to write any other kind.

heather jane said...

I want this right. NOW. Seriously. Potatoes any way are my bestest friend and this looks like a dish to die for.

FinnyKnits said...

Should you need a volunteer, I could certainly verify the hangover cure-ingness of this dish.

Just saying.

Melody said...

This looks delicious! I will try this very soon. Also wanted to let you know that the boys received their package yesterday. They love the bags, but love the book stamps even more at the moment. We have already stamped several books and now I have the stamps and ink pads put safely out of reach. Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Yummers! I love that idea of cooking the eggs in it like that. Never thought of that. Must try, must try. Thanks for sharing.
Amy (happythings)

Pat said...

now i'm starving!
i love eggs and potatoes and cheese and beans and salsa!
i think i might have everything i need.

patrice said...

the "pat" above is me patrice at makingpeace. i was logged into my aunts account to help her make some changes on her blog, and i forgot to log out.

Alicia said...

This looks delicious! I just found your blog while wandering aimlessly on the net and just love it. I love your Weird Kid Wednesdays! Glad to meet you. :)

Celia said...

Looks so yummy!!!
Thanks so much for this quick and easy recipe! I'll try it for sure!

Renee Unplugged - said...

Hi Wendy,
I've put this on my list of things to make...but in the meantime forwarded the link to a friend at work - who went home and made it for supper last night - and ate the leftovers for lunch today.
I think you may have created a monster...sounds like he's going to be making this FREQUENTLY!

He did substitute Trader Joe's Cuban style black beans for the plain black beans.

Anyway - thought I'd let you know the recipe is appreciated!

Karin B (Looking for Ballast) said...

I have both some potatoes and eggs that need using up, and I know now what I am going to cook for the kiddos tonight! Yay! What a wonderful recipe! Thank you, Wendy!