Aug 13, 2013

Sunny Breakfast Wrap

Sunny Breakfast Wrap

As a Dutch girl, I grew up with simple, open-faced cheese sandwiches and a cup of tea for breakfast. Hardly exotic. You’ll find a lot of that here—probably why the Dutch never really go out for breakfast. Restaurants that serve breakfast—and, no, McDonald’s doesn’t count—are hard to come by. After I moved out of my mom’s house and got into an apartment of my own, I really started to put some work into it.

Over time the copious breakfast dishes and casseroles I came up with were cooked less and less as life simply got in the way. As tasty as these dishes were and are, they were also pretty time-consuming, and the extra 30 minutes of sleep became more important. I saved the recipes for lazy Sundays.

I did feel that a decent, rich breakfast kickstarts my day in a way that no single slice of bread can do, plus, I gave birth to a son whose favourite pastime is making and eating extensive breakfasts so, yes, we are back on track again.

Now this is my kinda breakfast; simple, filling and totally delicious. Not low-fat, but so pretty darn tasty it’s worth the extra lap you’ll have to run. This is one you can whip up in no time and it will easily hold you over ’til lunch.

 
Ingredients:

4 small flour tortillas
4 large eggs
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup grated cheddar + extra for garnish
3 tbsp creme fraiche
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
few spoons salsa
butter

Optional: 1/4 tsp ranch seasoning

 
Directions:

 
This is a recipe for two. Adjust the quantities to suit your family’s needs.
 

Best breakfast ingredient ever: super fresh, free-range eggs.
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Crack them in a big bowl.
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Add the creme fraiche. I never leave it out; it brings magic to the eggs.
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Add the seasonings. Feel free to omit the ranch seasoning, but I just feel it adds to the flavour.
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Whisk well until light and creamy. Put some work into it! You need to beat air and fluffiness into them.
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Stir in the grated cheddar. Grate a little extra cheese for garnish.
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And leave it be for a little.
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Thinly slice the avocado.
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When Wouter at Fonq send me this BK Balans pan to test, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’ve used it so much ever since. Love it. You barely need butter or oil in this one.
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Heat a (dry) skillet and give the tortillas roughly 30 seconds on each side.
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Add the butter to the pan.
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Pour in the the egg and cheese mix and cook the low to medium heat.
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Gently stir now and then but don’t go overboard; you want them scrambled and not pulverized.
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Don’t overcook the eggs! You want to keep them soft and slightly moist.
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Fill the tortilla with the scrambled eggs, top the egg with the sliced avocado, a few spoonsful of your favourite salsa and garnish with some grated cheddar.
 

The combination of soft, creamy eggs against tangy salsa and nutty avocado makes me happy.
Sunny Breakfast Wrap

Sunny Breakfast Wrap
Ingredients
    4 small flour tortillas
    4 large eggs
    1 ripe avocado
    1/4 cup grated cheddar + extra for garnish
    3 tbsp creme fraiche
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp white pepper
    few spoons salsa
    butter

    Optional: 1/4 tsp ranch seasoning

Directions
    Crack the eggs in a bowl, add the creme fraiche and seasonings and whisk well. really get some air in there. Stir in the grated cheddar and grate some more for garnish. Thinly slice the avocado.

    Heat a (dry) skillet and give the tortillas roughly 30 seconds on each side. Heat the butter and pout in the egg and cheese mix, cook over low to medium heat. Gently stir now and then but don’t go overboard; you want them scrambled and not pulverised. Don;t overcook the eggs, you want them light, fluffy and slightly moist.

    Fill the tortilla with the scrambled eggs, top the egg with the sliced avocado, a few spoonsful of your favourite salsa and garnish with some grated cheddar.

Meal type: Breakfast, Savoury, Wrap
Servings: 2
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    9 Comments »

    1. 1

      Looks delicious Kay! I also started a blog post with the traditional Dutch breakfast once ;-)
      Going out for brunch in LA means omelettes and breakfast tacos for me, was planning to do a post about it soon :)
      Gonna try yours! (but then for lunch at home I think)

      Ellen on Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:31 pm Reply
    2. 2

      My dear husband would eat this everyday for breakfast if I would let him.  I vary it once in awhile and put the cheese in while scrambling the eggs.  I make my own salsa because he likes it a bit spicier than any store bought.

      barb on Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:59 am Reply
      1. Same here! :)

        Kay on Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:52 am Reply
    3. 3

      Looks tasty! That would definitely stop me reaching for a midmorning snack!

      Michelle @ Fed Up and Drunk on Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:51 am Reply
    4. 4

      I would gladly wake up to this kind of breakfast :)

      Laura on Aug 15, 2013 @ 12:35 am Reply
    5. 5

      That looks great,cept a little harder cooked on the eggs.I do love a good breakfast.

      Jack on Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:23 am Reply
    6. 6

      I’m originally from Arizona. Been living in NL for many years now. nothing beats a good filled tortilla for any meal! Love breakfast burritos! I don’t know if you were aware but we finally can get real tortillas in NL. A lovely lady shipped over a real toetilla machine & opened up her own tortilla making factory in NL. Definitely worth checking out if you are a foodie in NL (tortillafactory halfweg nl)
      https://www.facebook.com/tortillafactoryhalfweg

      Caroline on Aug 16, 2013 @ 8:13 am Reply
      1. I had no idea!! Thanks so much for passing this along.

        Kay on Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:13 am Reply
        1. Oh, you have got to try them.  They are so delicious.  I had some tonight filled with shrimp in a lime juice with cilantro, jalepeno (bought at westlandpeppers in NL – they also delivery fresh tomatillos if you fancy making your own green chili sauce), and some red onion – foodie bliss!

          Caroline on Aug 16, 2013 @ 8:56 pm Reply

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