Semantics are everything to a 3 year old. To G, I am “Mommy”. Not “Mama”, and god forbid you call me “Mom”. When my Mr. told him we were having omelettes for dinner he lost it. He did not want an omelette. So, thinking fast on his feet, the Mr asked, “ok, would you rather we have egg quesadillas?” “Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!”
So egg quesadillas it was.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 lb fresh chorizo, casing removed
1 onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, chopped
1 small sweet potato, finely chopped
4 oz. mushrooms, chopped
~8 eggs (2 per omelette)
avocado slices (optional)
Looking at the original recipe, the Mr. decided that the amount of filling was going to be way too much, so it got cut in half. Frittata wasn’t going to make a particularly convincing “egg quesadilla”, and it would take longer, so we went a true omelette route. We had more than enough filling even with the amounts halved.
Start by cooking all of your filling ingredients. Place your chorizo sausage into a saute pan over medium heat and cook until browned and crumbled. Add your vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until everything is soft. Set aside.
In a bowl, beat your eggs together like you are going to be making scrambled eggs. Pour the mixture into a nonstick pan over medium low heat and allow to cook until the edges begin to firm. If you haven’t made omelettes before, here’s a link to a basic breakdown of how to do it. We didn’t add any milk or butter to ours, but I can’t imagine it’d hurt anything. Add your filling and finish cooking. Serve warm with avocado slices on the side.
These were a big hit with G. He asked for egg quesadillas for dinner for several nights afterwards (and was always disappointed we were having something else…poor kid). The Mr. and I liked them, but I have to say that I felt like they were missing something. I’m pretty sure the something I was missing was cheese. I wanted blue cheese, but I think cheddar would be fabulous too.
A quick and easy dinner. I expect “egg quesadillas” will be finding themselves on the menu regularly in the future.