A breakfast tostada that is easy, crispy, and flavorful. Delicious for breakfast, or an afternoon snack. Make as shown, or customize to your own tastes (where you make it rain cilantro).
Yup, it's that time of year. Almost Cinco de Mayo. Living in Texas most of my life, it's always been a holiday that's been fun to celebrate. However, I keep my celebrating pretty tame. Usually it just involves some sort of Mexican food and a margarita. For a recipe I wanted to share this year, I decided to do a little twist on avocado toast. And how do you elevate it to new levels of delicious and put a little Mexican spin on it? You fry up a tortilla, of course and use that in place of the bread! Enter the breakfast tostada with avocado. Super-delicious, super-easy, and super-crispy.
Luckily, this recipe is really easy to make. Just fry up a tortilla, fry up an egg, slice an avocado, and top with stuff! Scroll down for the exact recipe for the breakfast tostada, but the great thing about it is you can modify it to what you like, or what you have in your kitchen! I didn't put any cilantro on mine, because unfortunately I'm one of THOSE people. Those people who think cilantro tastes like soap. But, if you like cilantro, throw some on here! Make it rain cilantro! Just not on my breakfast tostada, please.
- Tortilla - Corn tortillas work great for frying into tostadas! I used a corn/flour mix tortilla, which also worked well.
- Avocado - It's hard to get avocados at that perfect amount of ripeness, but it's so great when you do! If you happen to have an overripe or underripe avocado, put in in a bowl with a little lemon or lime juice, smash it up, and then spread that on the fried tortilla.
- Egg - When you're making eggs the star, it's great to use a high-quality egg like a cage free, or pasture raised egg. If you don't have access to those, a regular egg will do too.
- Oil - You'll need a little bit of oil for frying the tortilla. I used olive oil, but you can use canola oil, vegetable oil, sunflower oil, etc.
- Fresh herbs - I topped my tostada with a bit of basil and parsley. If you're a cilantro lover, that would make an excellent topping!
- Hot sauce - I love the bit of vinegary goodness and spiciness that a few dashes of hot sauce bring to this dish.
- Salt and pepper - for seasoning!
How to make the tostada:
To make this breakfast tostada, you'll add a little oil to a skillet and heat it up. Then, you'll fry the tortilla, flipping once, until the tortilla is crispy. Place the fried tortilla on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
Slice up the avocado and prepare any of the herbs. Spread the avocado slices onto the tortilla. Then, fry up an egg to your preferred level of doneness (I like mine over easy!) Once the egg is done, put it on the tortilla and then top with the herbs. Top with a few dashes of hot sauce and some salt and pepper and enjoy!
The nice thing about this breakfast tortilla is you can really make it your own based on what you like! Here are some suggestions
- Refried beans - refried regular or black beans are a great addition! They can even go in place of the avocado, if you don't have (or don't like) avocados. They bring in that same level of creaminess that an avocado has.
- Eggs - this recipe uses a fried egg, but if you don't like fried eggs, use scrambled eggs or leave the egg off all together.
- Cheese - This breakfast tostada would be delicious topped with cheese! My suggestions would be some nice sharp cheddar, some cojita or queso fresco.
- Jalapenos - If you like spicy food, you can use fresh or pickled jalapenos as a topping!
- 2 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 Tortilla (corn works great! I used a corn/flour one)
- 1 small avocado or half of a large avocado
- 1 egg
- 4 leaves basil
- 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
- Hot Sauce for topping
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
- Add the tortilla and fry until light brown and crispy, flipping as needed.
- Drain tortilla on paper towels.
- While oil is still hot, crack the egg into the skillet and fry.
- While egg is frying, chop the basil and parsley.
- Cut the avocado and slice.
- Place the tortilla on the plate. Top with a few avocado slices. Then add the fried egg and add the rest of the avocado slices.
- Sprinkle the parsley and basil over the top.
- Shake a bit of hot sauce over the top.
- Add a bit of salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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