These aren’t fried eggs, nor are they scrambled. The eggs in these tacos are just slightly set, with a warm, runny yolk that is barely scrambled into the whites. Slide one of these gently cooked eggs into a warm tortilla, top with cool avocado and lime and slices of jalapeno and you’ve got the perfect breakfast taco. Although these egg tacos are delicious for dinner, too.
The main reason to gently scramble an egg is that it tastes delicious. The whites are fully cooked, but the yolk is runny, which gives the egg a soft and creamy texture. The second reason to gently scramble an egg, rather than whisk it all together and cook it over high heat, is that the cholesterol stays intact. Meaning it’s not oxidized, which is a healthier way to enjoy eggs.
These egg tacos are a delicious alternative to meat tacos. They’re perfect with a simple topping of avocado, cilantro and jalapeno, but feel free to pile on fresh tomatoes or salsa, too.
Servings: 4 tacos
Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes, plus time to make tortillas
- 3 avocados, cut into small chunks
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (10 ml)
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion, divided (120 ml)
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup finely chopped cilantro (120 ml)
- 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
- Salt, to taste
- Tortillas of your choice*
In a medium bowl, gently mix together the avocado and lime. Add salt to taste. Set aside.
Add a little avocado oil or butter to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add about a tablespoon of red onion, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion softens slightly.
Crack one egg into the hot pan with the onion. Use a spatula to break the yolk and gently stir it once or twice into the white, but don’t scramble the yolk fully into the egg white. Let the egg cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the bottom and white of the egg begins to set but the yolk is still soft.
*Another way to gently scramble eggs is to separate the whites and yolks. Add the egg white to the pan first and cook it for several minutes, then add the yolk for the last minute of cooking.
Slide the egg and red onion into a warm tortilla. Sprinkle cilantro on top. Top with avocado and a few slices of jalapeno.
Macros (without tortilla):
- Calories: 331
- Fat: 27.5 grams
- Protein: 10 grams
- Carb: 5.5 grams