Bacon Breakfast Tacos

10 Feb

Another bit of bacon…

After two weeks of absolutely craziness filled with tornadoes, water damage and property taxes, I was more than happy to tuck into the next bacon creation. Bacon breakfast tacos are a yummy addition to any brunch, but I chose to eat these with the family and still in my pj’s. My dietician friend, Louise Goldberg (check out her website for tasty good for your treats!) would be happy to know that for this brunch creation we used Applegate Turkey Bacon which reduced the fat content of the dish by quite a lot. By how much exactly I’m not sure since the last thing you want to do on a bacon blog is to start counting calories!

 

Ingredients:

Tortillas (flour or corn)

Eggs

Cheese

Turkey bacon

Garnish with:

Salsa

Jalapeños

Avocadoes

 

Step 1

Cook the turkey bacon in a skillet or frying pan over a medium low heat. Turn the slices half-way through the cooking process. The length of cooking time depends on how crunchy you like your bacon. After the bacon is cooked, set it aside on a plate lined with paper towels.

 

 

Step 2

Scramble eggs. Initially I scrambled eight large eggs for my family of four. We are big eaters so we scrambled a few more for second helpings. Right before the eggs are finished cooking, throw in a handful or so of shredded cheese. Most people would use cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, being part of French-American family (cue Le Marseilles here) we use gruyere cheese. Actually we use gruyere cheese for everything but that’s a different story.

 

Step 3

Heat tortillas either on a frying pan or for a few seconds in the microwave. Personally I hate the microwave and am thinking about getting rid of ours as it used too much counter space. Let’s face it, who wants to eat food that has been heated by passing non-ionizing radiation through it? But I digress. Back to the tacos!

 

Step 4

Take your warm tortilla, line with eggs and bacon. Add avocados, salsa and jalapeños to taste.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Have any suggestions for other bacon recipes? Please contact me via the comments section. Until next time!

 

Yours in bacon,

Melissa

Once Upon a Time….

24 Jan

Have you ever won a contest? a drawing? the lottery?

Back in December I entered a contest by  Applegate Farms. All I had to do was post my best brunch tip. For me, this was a great exercise since:

a. Although I’ve participated in many brunches in the past, I’ve never actually hosted a brunch.

b. I write fiction.

So I thought  about what I would do if I was to give a brunch. This is what I came up with:

…. the most important thing when planning a brunch is variety. Make sure there is a balance of salty and sweet items. Have a “heavy” entree (egg and Applegate Farms bacon tacos for example) as well as lighter fare (fruit salad). Big pots of coffee, juices and of course mimosas should keep everyone and every taste happy!

Dear Readers – I WON.

The prize? A YEAR OF BACON!

A few days ago I received my first shipment. Applegate Farms was generous enough to include a variety of their products as well as the – you know – bacon.

First Shipment!

What would you do with all this deli goodness? As for the family and myself, we just started eating. But I’d love to hear what recipes, ideas, pointers you have for bacon and bacon’s yummy cousins sausage, links, bratwurst, etc….

Please stay tuned to this semi-weekly blog as I use  your ideas and experiment with bacon recipes, enjoy bacon trivia (bacon bits – get it? Eh, never mind) and find answers to the following questions:

How much bacon makes up a year’s worth of bacon?

What do you DO with so much bacon?

How can you eat a year of bacon without having to buy new and bigger pants?

Yours in bacon,

Melissa