Breakfast Quesadilla

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The Scoop:

Is it Friday yet?  I could use a margarita.

Even better, is it Saturday yet?  No?  Because what I’m really craving is a lazy morning + nap inducing breakfast combo that only a Saturday morning can serve up.

Since its neither time for Friday margs or Saturday naps, let’s at least talk about those  weekend luxuries  we’re all craving.  Lets start  with this breakfast quesadilla.

Breakfast.  On a quesadilla.  What?

Why have I not been doing this for years?

This is the third and final recipe in my weirded-out quesadilla  special, and I think this one might actually be my favorite.  [pretty sure I said that about  the  ultimate bbq and the shrimp and grits too…].  But really.  This one’s amazing.  Bacon, eggs, homefries, and cheese, all smothered and melty on a crispy tortilla.

Yes. Please.

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The Goods:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 inch tortilla or  wrap
  • 2 strips  of bacon
  • 1/3 cup small diced potato [1 small redskin]
  • 2 Tbs diced onion
  • 2 Tbs diced red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup shredded  cheddar

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The Deets:

In a nonstick skillet, fry 2 strips of bacon until crispy.  Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel.  Add the potatoes, onions, and peppers to the skillet with the bacon grease and fry over medium heat for 10 minutes.  Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes, peppers and onions from the skillet.  In bowl, beat the two eggs with a fork.  Pour the eggs into the hot bacon grease and cook over medium heat.  Don’t scramble, just let  them cook in a single layer.  When the eggs are nearly set, fold them in half to finish cooking.

Preheat  your panini press while  preparing  the quesadilla.  Lay the tortilla flat on the counter and spread half of the cheese on the lower half of the tortilla.  Top  the cheese with the egg, potato mixture, crumbled bacon and  remaining cheese.  Fold  the tortilla in half, covering all of  the fillings.  Transfer  the quesadilla  to the panini press and cook for 5-7 minutes until  the inside is melted and the edges  are crispy.  Cut the quesadilla into  four pieces and  serve  immediately.

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The Inspiration:

It’s quesadilla week!  Duh!

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Saturday morning breakfast is served.  Or breakfast… for dinner… on a Wednesday.  Either/or.

XOXO,

MJ

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