Breakfast Nachos

There are some days that I crave a big plate of nachos. I’ve had several different kinds and have really enjoyed them all. But the one kind I’ve never had is breakfast nachos. Yes, you read right breakfast nachos. Have you even heard of such a thing? I actually thought of this one Sunday morning. The first thought I had after I opened my eyes was…. I want nachos. Yes, I sometimes think about food right when I wake up…..don’t you? My second thought was, but I should be eating something that’s breakfasty…..is that even a word? If it’s not it should be. Anyway, my third thought was, why can’t I turn breakfast foods into nachos. Out of curiosity, I looked up to see if breakfast nachos was a thing. It turns out that yes, there is such a thing. One thing about nachos, you can make them your own….the tortillas are your blank canvas, just add all of your favorite goodies that make your taste buds sing.

So for these breakfast nachos I started with one of my favorite brand of tortilla chips, then piled on some fluffy, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon….can’t forget the cheese. I threw it in the oven to get all of that cheese all melted and for all the flavors to come together for each tasty bite. I then topped it off with some salsa and sour cream.

This is something that you can add some of your favorite breakfast ideas as well, This will even be great for brunch. Make as little or as much as you like. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so there is your reason to indulge a bit for your morning meal.

Here’s what you need:

These served 2, but you can always add more to double the servings.

*Tortilla chip; about 1/4 of a bag

*4 large eggs

*2 tsp. butter

*salt and pepper to taste

*4 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumble

*1/2 cup shredded cheese; I used a cheddar Colby jack blend.

*salsa your favorite brand mild, medium or hot

*sour cream

*dried or fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°

Spray a baking sheet with no stick spray or line with parchment paper.

Spread tortilla chips on to the baking sheet .

Sprinkle half of the cheese over the tortillas chips; set aside.

Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and add the butter.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until a light froth starts to form.

Pour the eggs into the pan. With a spatula, start to pull the eggs inward when it begins to set.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep lightly pulling the eggs across the pan until they are fully set but still moist and fluffy.

Break up the eggs and spread across the tortilla chips and cheese then add the bacon.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the eggs and bacon.

Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tortilla chips start to toast.

Top with salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

Serve and enjoy!

Pan Seared Ribeye Steaks in Herbed Butter with Sunny Side Up Eggs

Who doesn’t love a good steak dinner. This girl does. These ribeye steaks are pan seared in herbed butter to medium rare perfection with sunny side up eggs on the side. These are a little different than the usual way I prepare and pan sear my steaks, so I thought I would share it with you.

Here’s what you need:

*steaks; I used ribeyes

*salt to taste

*2 TBS butter, softened

*1 tsp. dried Rosemary

*1/4 tsp. dried Thyme

*1/4 tsp. onion powder

*1/4 tsp. dried sage

*2 garlic cloves, smashed

*cracked pepper to taste

*olive oil

*eggs

Dry steaks off with a paper towel and season with salt on both side.

Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or over night before cooking.

Remove steaks and set out at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes before cooking time.

Mix Thyme, Rosemary, onion powder and sage with the softened butter; set aside.

Preheat oven to 450°

Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. When pan becomes really hot, add a small amount of olive oil and place steaks in the pan and season with cracked pepper. On one side of the pan, add smashed garlic cloves and the herbed butter.

Tilt the pan to the side where the butter is melted and with a spoon, begin basting the steaks.

Cook for about 2 minutes while basting the steaks with the herb butter mixture.

Turn the steaks over, season with cracked pepper and cook cook for another 2 minutes while continuing to baste.

Remove skillet from the heat and remove garlic cloves. Place in to the oven. Cook 4 minutes for medium rare; cook 6 minutes for medium and about 8 minutes for well done.

Place steak on plates and cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

While steaks are resting, wipe out the cast iron pan to get rid of some of the herbs, but leave a small amount of the butter and steak drippings. Heat to medium.

*Caution the pan handle will be hot so use a kitchen towel or a silicone cast iron handle holder. I have one that I use a lot and it really keeps you from burning your hand on the hot handles. You can get them here on Amazon.. silcone Handle holders

Crack in the desired amount of eggs into the pan, season with salt and cracked pepper.

The eggs will cook fast. For sunny side up eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. For over easy eggs, after the whites begin to set, flip them over and cook for about 30 seconds or until whites are all the way set.

Remove from the pan and serve with the steaks.

Baked Eggs On Toast

When I was a little girl I would spend some weekends at my grandmothers house. She loved to cook and was an amazing baker. One of the many things she would make me for breakfast was an egg in the the hole. I’m sure you’ve heard of it right? The one with the hole cut out in the middle of the bread then you cook an egg in the hole. Recently I’ve seen something similar ,but an egg baked on the toast and covered in cheese. I say recently, but I’m sure you are thinking….. girl where have you been, that’s been around for a while now! So recent or not, this is what I made for breakfast. You can never go wrong with cheese and a runny egg on crispy toast.

This recipe is for one, but of course you can make it for however many servings you want.

Here’s what you need:

*sliced bread

*butter

*egg

*shredded cheese

*salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400°. Place slices of bread on to a baking sheet. Make an indentation in the center of the bread. This is where the egg will go.

Spread butter all over the bread.

This is when I held my breath and was really hoping I wouldn’t have one of those recipe fail moments…. carefully crack the egg into the indentation. Some of the egg white will spread onto the bread and that’s ok.

Salt and pepper the egg to taste. Next, sprinkle on the cheese.

I got a little more cheese than I had intended, but really, is there any such thing as too much cheese?

Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes for the yolks to remain runny, 15 for the yolks to be set.