I’ll confess this upfront: I didn’t plan this recipe out. This is very much one of those whatever’s-in-the-fridge-that-sounds-good recipes… and it turned out to be so good, I just had to share it.
So, I present to you my new favorite weekend morning meal: Breakfast Quesadillas.
I realize these aren’t revolutionary. I’m pretty sure you can get them at every good brunch place in town. But they’re good, and better yet, they’re easy. So when you don’t feel like waiting forty-five minutes for a table and a mimosa, here’s a recipe you can enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen — and pj’s! — with a mug of coffee in hand.
Ingredients (makes one, so multiply as necessary for whoever’s in your household):
- Eggs (This is a deliberately unspecified quantity. I went with 1 egg + 2 egg whites because that’s how I like ’em, but you do you.)
- 1 tortilla
- 1/2 Roma tomato
- Handful of spinach
- 1/2 tbs butter
- Pinch of salt + pepper
- Shredded cheese of your choosing (Again, I’m not about to tell you how cheesy to make your quesadilla… but I suggest very cheesy.)
- Optional: Salsa / guac / hot sauce / Other toppings of your preference
Chop up your tomato & throw it in a frying pan. Give it a little toss, let ’em warm up, and then throw in the spinach.
While the veggies are cooking, scramble up your eggs.
Combine with the veggies and cook ’em up.
When your eggs are slightly less cooked than you’d normally like them (that’s important!) take them out of the pan.
Butter your tortilla and put it in the pan (butter side down, in case you’ve never made a quesadilla before).
Sprinkle half your cheese on one side of the tortilla. Add your eggs + veggies on top, and add the rest of the cheese.
Fold over the other half of the tortilla.
Let cook, flipping occasionally, until both sides of the tortilla as deliciously golden brown.
Slide out of that pan and onto a plate add your fave toppings — and a side of fruit if you’re feeling it — and enjoy!
There you have it. To quote Jack Sparrow: “Simple, easy to remember.” As any good weekend meal should be.