International Incident Mexican Breakfast Party – Mexican eggs with smoked eel

international incident mexican breakfast party

I love breakfasts. Breakfasts means weekend.  Please do not judge but I hardly have breakfasts during work days. It is usually a large latte and on occasion, a bowl of boring cereal. So breakfasts on weekends are so important to me. It has to be good. Actually, it has to be awesome to make up of all the breakfast that I had missed out. And eggs. I love eggs. Plus, I love having a little chilli kick in the morning.

Mexican eggs with smoke eel

Mexican eggs with smoke eel

Some of you may remember the tacos theme that we had last July where I made a fish ceviche tacos. I still own that 2kg Masa flour from back then and embarrassing to say that I had hardly used it after. After making this batch of tortilla, I really wonder why I never made more. But I reckon this 2kg flour is going to last us for a very long time.

small tortilla balls

small tortilla balls

You can still make tortilla without a tortilla presser. I used a rolling pin instead. And it worked fine.

tortilla dough being rolled out

tortilla dough being rolled out

I bought this piece of smoked eel from Gaswork farmers market. It has been awhile since I have visited a farmers market after my return from Singapore. I still feel really unsettled and even more so right now with so much going on. Decisions need to be made, house need to be packed up and I have no idea where to start. It is too overwhelming at the moment. When will life be back to normal again? And where do I start? I need a personal planner to help sort my life out. It is just one big mess and  so many times I just feel like screaming and run away from it all.

Smoked eel

Smoked eel

I woke up early last Sunday to make these Mexican eggs for mum before I dropped her off to church. It isn’t easy for her as well. She is trying to adjust to the cold weather and I believe the biggest issue is not having any friends for her own over here. So I figured church may be a good place for her to socialise and get to know the locals. This did not happen and most likely not the right church? Trying to find activities for a single parent is tough. Especially when the place is foreign and all the traumatic events that have happened. What will you have done? I need some advise.

Mexican eggs with smoked eel

Mexican eggs with smoked eel

 

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Ingredients:

Home made tortilla – makes 8 small balls or 4 normal size ones

  • 1 cup of masa flour
  • 100ml of water
  • pinch of salt

Mexican eggs with smoked eel

  • 4 large eggs
  • 300g of smoked eel, chopped up into bit size pieces
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • I jalapeno chilli, chopped
  • 150g of applewood chedder cheese (smokey)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Method:

  1. Home made tortilla
  2. Add flour and salt together. And then add water bit at a time
  3. Mix the dough around for about 2 mins and start kneading till the dough does not stick to the fingers
  4. Roll it out into 8 small balls and place it under a damp cloth
  5. Have 2 cling wrap ready. Press one ball in the palm and it should end up looking like a round fat disc
  6. Place the disc in between 2 cling wrap. Use a rolling pin and flatten it round
  7. Do the same for all balls and place under damp cloth and cook one at a time in a pan
  8. Once cook, snip the tortilla into strips. Set aside

Note – I only ended up using 2 of the small balls. The rest I made into tortilla chips! YuMMmo

Mexican eggs with smoked eel

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy base pan. Snip or cut the tortilla into stripes
  2. Beat the eggs, add half the spring onion and chopped jalepeno
  3. Fry the tortilla strips until crisp and golden. Set aside
  4. Add the chopped smoked smoke eel and allow it to turn brown for a couple of minutes. Lower the heat and add the eggs. Start swirling the eggs and scraping the sides in
  5. Add the tortilla strips back in. Move the eggs around until set
  6. Remove from the heat. Generous sprinkling of grated cheese and the rest of the spring onion
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