Monday, August 23, 2010

breakfast tacos with tomatillo-bacon pan salsa

I had a hankering to dress up my usual simple (but satisfying) breakfast taco. Usually these consist of corn tortillas (2 per taco), an over-easy egg and Tapatillo hot sauce. However, I had farmer's market goodies this particular morning! Stuff I bought without a particular plan for their use. Tomatillos & bacon. So I combined them to make a sort of hot salsa... which I've named a "pan salsa" although I'm sure there's a proper name for this sort of thing out there somewhere... a chutney? a relish? Whatevs. Pan Salsa. It's yummy.

Tomatillo-Bacon Pan Salsa

-3 slices of thick-sliced bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
-1/2 a white onion, chopped
-10-12 small tomatillos, cut into small bite-size pieces
-1 red chili pepper
-maybe some agave nectar or sugar

Cook bacon in a skillet. Once it is crispy, remove the pieces to a paper towel. Reserve about 1 Tablespoon of the bacon fat in the pan. Cook the onions in the bacon fat until they are translucent and beginning to brown. Add the tomatillos and chili pepper and cook until softened. Add the bacon pieces back to the salsa. Taste, and if it's too tart, add about a teaspoon of agave nectar or sugar. Cook another minute or so.

For the tacos, warm some corn tortillas (2 per taco) in the oven or (my preferred method) over the burner using tongs. Cook some eggs over easy (1 per taco). Serve eggs on tortillas with the pan salsa and hot sauce, breaking the ooey gooey luscious yolk before eating. Have plenty of napkins.

I like tacos, it seems. Past tacos posts:
Pork tacos with Green tomato salsa
Chipotle Shrimp tacos with Jicama-Mango salsa
Chorizo, Egg & Raisin tacos


KetzerMusic said...

Where am I when you are throwing down Breakfast Tacos? I need like a come and get it bell that will travel 15 miles or so.

Glenn Zimmerman said...

Dude...that looks awesome. I am on a Tacos al Pastor kick lately...