Friday, 18 July 2014

Cheese and Tortilla Scrambled Eggs

This one is a fiesta on a platter. It's both a flavour fest and a colour burst on a skillet. I first saw a tortilla scrambled eggs on a Nigella Lawson show.But it was too simple for my taste. I am known for going over board! So I took it and made it my own. Bell peppers, tomatoes, shredded chicken, Mozzarella and strips and homemade tortilla laced in creamy scrambled eggs. This Mexican inspired scrambled eggs gala is for those who live it up big and colourful. I prefer to give it a rustic touch and serve it on the very skillet it is cooked. Great to put together for a big gang, after a night long of intoxicated carousing. Works for my hangovers too...somehow!

PS. This one might need some prepping in advance.


Eggs - 6
Corn tortilla (homemade or store bought) - 3 (cut in thin strips)
Finely chopped spring onions - 1 cup
Thin sliced red bell pepper - 1/2
Thin sliced capsicum - 1/2
Sliced tomatoes - 1 large
Minced garlic - 1 tsp
Shredded boiled chicken - 1 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Chili flakes to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Grated Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup
Olive oil


Whisk the eggs and milk with salt and pepper

Heat olive oil on a skillet. Add the minced garlic and fry for a minute. Toss in the spring onions and saute for a couple of minutes.

Add the bell peppers and tomatoes and saute for a few minutes.

Add salt, pepper, chili flakes and sugar. And keep frying for another couple of minutes.

Toss in the tortilla strips and shredded chicken and mix well.

Finally add the whisked eggs and the grated cheese toss it up so that the eggs and cheese lace the other ingredients. The eggs should be just cooked and remain mostly creamy.

Remove from heat and serve with crusty bread. Or just on its own and eat right out of the pan. 

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