Friday, August 22, 2008
Before I start, I would like to apologize to my sister for the deplorable condition of my cuticles. I know you are cringing Shan, but just scroll down so my offending thumb is no longer in your view.
The majority of the food I show you is dinner food so I decided to change that tonight. This little burrito is my current obsession because it takes only 5 minutes to make. Note that. FIVE MINUTES! Perfect for the morning when I'm sick of cereal and want something filling to start my day. And yes, I am one of those people who have breakfast every day. I was always sporadic about it pre-post-college (a.k.a. my life up to college graduation), but found that it helped me so much if I had a little something in the morning. I was much more awake for life. And I prefer to be present with fully functioning senses when I get to work. Hence, daily brekkies.
This little number has taken years of perfection. I had a love/hate relationship with breakfast burritos for forever but couldn't figure out why. I would absolutely crave them, but once I got halfway through, I just wanted to barf. In college, I literally had to have Jess remind me not to have them when I got a hankerin'. I would forget that I hated them. After experimentation, I discovered the two things that made the burritos disgusting to me: the tortilla and salsa. To remedy, I never use salsa anymore on these babies. Salsa anywhere else is amazing, just don't put it on my eggs. I also switched brands of tortillas and never looked back.
I'm not going to post an actual recipe because these are so ridiculously easy, so just bear with the pictures and commentary.
First, prick a small/med red potato several times with a fork and stick in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, until tender when stuck with a fork.
While you're waiting for that to cook, stick a pan on the stove and heat over medium heat. In a small bowl, use a fork to whip 1-2 eggs (depending on hunger level) and throw them in the pan, scrambling away.
While that's all happening, you can chop up some tomatoes and herbs. I happen to have basil and baby orange tomatoes from The Farm that I wanted to use. You could substitue chives, cilantro, etc.
Once the potato is done, mash it with the back of a fork. My favorite part is the "pop" that happens with the first smash going through the skin of the potato.
Add salt & pepper to taste
Assemble your burrito. I do the potato, then tomatoes, herb, and lastly the eggs.
Roll it up and eat your little cylinder of fresh, filling flavors.