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Beautiful Breakfast Tortilla

A Spicy Way to Start Your Day
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This will definitely get you going in the morning, especially if you use fresh chiles and chile sauce like Jamie Oliver has done here. If that's not your thing, feel free to adjust this to suit your taste — it will still be delicious. Great with a mug of strong coffee.
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • halved
  • pitted
  • peeled
  • and chopped2 limesSea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 medium-sized tomato halved and diced1 fresh green chile
  • seeded and minced a small bunch of fresh cilantro
  • leaves picked and choppeda handful of freshly grated Manchego or Cheddar cheese4 corn or flour tortillas6 large eggs
  • preferably free- range or organic4 scallions
  • trimmed and minceda good pat of butterchile sauce (as hot as you want!)
  • to serve
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 medium-sized tomato halved and diced
    1 fresh green chile, seeded and minced a small bunch of fresh cilantro, leaves picked and chopped
    Do all the cutting/peeling/coring of the various vegetables in preparation for cooking
  • 2
    1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and chopped 
    Juice one lime
  • 3
    1 lime 
    Roughly mash your avocado with the juice of 1 of your limes and a good pinch of salt and pepper, and put aside. 
  • 4
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 
    Arrange the rest of your topping ingredients on a plate: the tomato, chile, cilantro leaves, and grated cheese. 
  • 5
    The halved and diced tomato
    The seeded and minced chile
    A handful of freshly grated Manchego or Cheddar cheese 
    Quickly reheat the tortillas in a hot dry pan for 20 seconds on each side until warmed through. Wrap them in aluminum foil to keep them warm while you get on with your eggs. 
  • 6
    4 corn or flour tortillas 
    Beat the eggs in a bowl with the minced scallions and a good pinch of salt and pepper. 
  • 7
    6 large eggs, preferably free- range or organic
    4 scallions, trimmed and minced
    Pinch of salt and pepper
    Melt the butter in a large frying pan on a medium heat and pour in the eggs. Lightly tip the pan as the eggs cook, and when you see a layer forming on the bottom of the pan, sweep a rubber spatula around so you get little handkerchiefs of cooked egg surrounded by wonderful custardy egg. Keep an eye on it and stir gently for a minute or so, until the eggs are starting to scramble but are still loose. 
  • 8
    A good pat of butter chile sauce (as hot as you want!)
    Get your 2 plates and lay a warm tortilla on each one. Divide the scrambled egg between them, top with the chopped tomato and mashed avocado, and sprinkle over your chile, cilantro, and grated cheese. 
  • 9
    Lay another tortilla on top, and drizzle over some chile sauce. 
  • 10
    Cut your remaining lime into wedges for squeezing over and dive in.

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