Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Disclaimer here. These are in no way authentic Mexican cuisine--at least not that I know of. But with salsa and jalapenos, I decided they might well be, and granted them that name. You can call them whatever you want. Cook like a hotcake, taste like a fritatta, perhaps a distant cousin of the latke...what else can I call them?
I have been working my way through a spaghetti squash this week. Being the only one eating it, it has lasted quite a number of meals. This finished it up. If you are trying this recipe from scratch, be sure to have some plans for the rest of your spaghetti squash so it won't go to waste. Of course, plans could be as simple as some butter and salt, but also think about pesto or marinara sauce. I digress--back to breakfast.
These are simple to prepare, and only gave me a minimum of trouble flipping. They may not be the prettiest of brunch type dishes, but they are flavorful so who cares? I just love spooning the salsa on top instead of missing the sugar free syrup. For an extra kick, I added a new spice blend I am trying out. It is a jalapeno seasoning by "Chili Dawgs" and is simply ground jalapeno peppers, onion, salt and garlic. Unlike my usual favorite, jalapeno salt, this one very light on the salt. Whole different flavor. It is more heat, I think and definitely less processed. They have some other interesting flavors too. Next month's Diner News is featuring spices and spice blends, so look for more uses there.
I made a small batch, but feel free to triple or quadruple the recipe if you have more squash or are feeding a crew.
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cooked spaghetti squash strands
1/4 cup thick and chunky salsa
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
jalapeno seasoning to taste
Lightly beat the eggs. Stir in cooked spaghetti squash, salsa, coconut flout and salt. Heat coconut oil on high heat in a heavy pan until just smoking. Turn down the heat to medium. Drop mixture onto the hot skillet with a 1/4 cup scoop. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle on the jalapeno seasoning to taste. When the base is cooked enough to be browned and set, flip the hotcake. Cook briefly on this side until set. Remove to a warm plate while making the rest of the hot cakes. You may need to add additional oil to the skillet. To serve, top with additional salsa.
These are a definite change of pace from scrambled eggs. Enjoy.