By Lori Bosworth
I don’t think I could live without eggs. I have them almost every day for breakfast because they are not only a great source of vitamins, minerals and protein – there are 6 grams in each of those orbs! – but they taste great however you prepare them! Sometimes you may be in such a rush in the morning that you don’t have time to prepare eggs for breakfast. This is where The Egg Man food truck comes to the rescue. The all-day food truck will be roaming the streets of Toronto in 2016 and selling Chef Tom’s Crispy Breakfast Quesadilla. Follow Chef Tom on [email protected] and [email protected] to see where he will be today! They are also hosting a special contest to win a $150 weekly gift basket (see details below).
The Egg Man Inc. is Toronto’s first and only all-day breakfast food truck bringing hearty and delicious options including EFO’s Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas from the farm to the city streets.
When you choose to include fresh Ontario eggs in your diet, you are not only reducing your ecological footprint, but you are supporting local Ontario farmers and their families. Eggs are nutrition-packed with good sources of Vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E, zinc, iron, folate, selenium, choline and lutein among others.
If you would like to prepare Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas at home, Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) has shared their easy recipe below:
Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe
These breakfast quesadillas have a crispy exterior with a vegetable, bacon and scrambled eggs filling. Make these when you have to have breakfast on-the-go!
Serves: 2 to 4
Prep Time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking Time: about 15 minutes
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
½ cup (125 mL) diced sweet red or green pepper
2 slices cooked bacon, chopped
4 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
2 green onions, chopped
2 large whole wheat or regular flour tortillas
½ cup (125 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese
1 tsp (5 mL) melted butter
Garnish: Salsa, bottled or home-made (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 450°F (230°F). Grease a large baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper.
In medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter. Add peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add bacon and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add egg mixture to skillet and cook, stirring, until set but still soft and scrambled, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in green onions.
Place 1 tortilla on prepared baking sheet. Fill one half with half the egg mixture, top with half the cheese. Fold over and brush top with half the melted butter. Repeat with second tortilla on same pan.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, or until cheese melts and edges are browned and crisp. Serve cut into wedges with salsa, if desired.
Tip: Substitute 1/4 cup (50 mL) diced ham for bacon or simply make it all vegetable and cheese.
Tip: Recipe can easily be doubled.
Tip: Add a little chopped fresh coriander to bottled salsa to give a boost of freshness.
Nutrients per serving (1/2 recipe): 562 calories, 35 g total fat, 912 mg sodium*, 34 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 28 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin C, magnesium, iron and zinc. Good source of thiamin and calcium.
*using 1/8 tsp (.5mL) salt
Make this delicious Crispy Breakfast Quesadilla at home or visit The Egg Man, but before you do, find out about their eggs-citing contest below:
Win an All-Day Breakfast Food Truck Gift Basket!
Enter the eggs-citing contest to win a weekly $150 gift basket. Just purchase a breakfast quesadilla from Toronto’s first all-day breakfast food truck – The Egg Man Inc. Enter by posting a selfie on Twitter while eating your quesadilla in front of The Egg Man food truck. Make sure to tag @EggFarmersOnt and @TheEggManCanada, and use the hashtag #EggMan. Contest runs May 16, 2016 – June 30, 2016. Winners will be announced each Monday on Twitter.
Visit Get Cracking for unique egg recipes to mix up your breakfast routine.
Follow: @TheEggManCanada and @EggFarmersOnt on Twitter
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Egg Farmers of Ontario. I was compensated in some form for this post; however, all the opinions expressed are my own.