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.
- 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
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.
It’s quesadilla week! Duh!
Saturday morning breakfast is served. Or breakfast… for dinner… on a Wednesday. Either/or.