Salsa Scrambled Eggs
What's Your Favorite Omelet Filling?
A Breakfast Worth Waking Up For
If you're like me, you get bored of scrambled eggs. They're easy to cook, but they're just kind of...plain. And sometimes a little dry. Especially if you're getting them from a college dining hall where they have been sitting under a heat lamp for the past 10 minutes.
Eating in the dining hall the past few years convinced me I needed to do something to make my eggs more exciting. Thankfully, there was always a "self-cook" station open, especially since you could sleep in and still get eggs after the hot breakfast was closed down.
One trick I learned at school was to add toppings to scrambled eggs. The self-cook station was always stocked with meats and vegetables to fill your omelets. Or if you're like me and your omelets fall apart, to stuff your scrambled eggs.
What's Your Flavor?
They had all sorts of toppings to add into your eggs. Spinach, tomatoes, sausage, ham, pepperoni, bacon bits, onions, olives, peas, and corn among other things. Sometimes I would be healthy and add broccoli and spinach, but my favorite thing to add was pepperoni. It adds a lot of flavor and spiciness to help you wake up in the morning. I also always included black olives because, for some reason that most everyone else in the world cannot understand, I love black olives and will put them in everything I possibly can.
But there was also sour cream and salsa, which apparently is a thing to put on the side of your omelet. It's a great idea; I just wasn't aware of it. Oh the things you learn in college!
But one random day on which I was particularly bored, I decided to mix the salsa right into the scrambled eggs. Never in my life have I been more brilliant!
The Secret Ingredient
So Long, Boring, Dry Eggs!
I discovered that not only did salsa add a heck of a lot of flavor to my scrambled eggs, it also changed the texture of the dry, nasty egg matter they tried to serve us in school. It's so hard for me to eat regular eggs now. Salsa stuffed eggs are moist and flavorful, and then add melted cheese and it just doesn't get any better. At least not for breakfast.
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How to Cook Your Eggs
To start, grease a frying pan and fry any vegetables, meats, or toppings you want in your eggs (black olives!). Fry them for a few minutes so they get warm and tender. The frying pan should be over medium heat.
Then add the salsa. I use about an equal salsa to egg ratio. Cover the vegetables in salsa and let the flavors simmer for a while. Just about one minute.
Have a bowl of scrambled eggs set aside, and add a little shredded cheese to it. This way, the cheese will melt right into the eggs, making them extra moist and flavorful.
It's a Bit Cheesy
Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan and use a spatula to mix together the eggs and salsa. Let the whole menagerie cook for a few minutes over medium heat. Occasionally stir it more and flip it over to make sure the eggs are cooked all the way through.
A Sizzling Dish
You can eat the scrambled eggs plain, but I like to put them in a wrap. I put a little extra salsa and cheese on the wrap, and then put the egg concoction on top of that. The salsa drips out of the bottom a little, but the cool salsa juxtaposed with the hot eggs is an incredible combination!
Even if you don't put it in a wrap, be sure to add extra cheese on top and let it melt a little. Because aside from black olives, melted cheese makes everything better.