Good Morning Nachos with a Sunny Egg!

I had a realization that we simply don’t eat enough nachos in my house. It’s a food that gets a bad rap from all the plastic cheese product and mushy sauces we typically associate with nachos. Ick. In reality it is a quick and versatile food and can be a vehicle for all kinds of crunchy veggies and savory flavors. We put an egg on everything here. If we’re not sure what a dish is missing, we throw an egg on it and “viola!” perfection. Eggs make everything better, meats, veggies, soups…bliss. An egg on nachos was a natural next step and, boy, was it a brilliant one at that. The man and I made these for friends the other day and let’s just say they went over VERY well.

So go on, throw an egg on it! You know you want to…

Breakfast nachos with Egg by food photographer Crystal Cartier

  • Corn tortilla chips, enough to cover the bottom of the pan (I like baked)
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Dubliner cheese, shredded
  • Black beans
  • Fresh charred corn kernels  * place ear of corn directly on stove grate over a low flame, rotating periodically, until perfectly charred.
  • Tomato (chopped)
  • Jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Egg over easy
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Srirachi

other options:

  • sauteed mushrooms
  • green onions
  • sauteed zucchini

~ Raise the top oven rack to 5-6″ below the broil flame. Turn on the broiler.

~ Spread chips on baking sheet or cast iron frying pan and sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 4-5 minutes, keep an eye on it.

~ Meanwhile, make over easy egg.

~ Once the cheese melted and bubbling (4-5 minutes), remove the pan from the oven. Top with all the veggies, beans, cilantro and egg. Then squirt some sriracha on there and go to town!


 Breakfast nachos with Egg by food photographer Crystal Cartier

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