Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fried Egg Tostadas with Sausage, Spinach and Tomatoes

I love eggs. Give them to me scrambled, in omelet form, poached, fried, or any other way you can think of, and I’m a very happy girl. I especially love them fried over-easy, so that when the yolk is punctured it spreads its rich, yellowy goodness everywhere. I can think of few things more delicious or luxurious than that.

In these tostadas, the egg sits atop a mixture of spicy sausage, spinach, and juicy grape tomatoes. That mixture, in turn, sits atop a crispy fried tortilla. The spicy sausage is perfectly balanced by the sweet little tomatoes, and the crispy tortilla shell adds the perfect textural element. And then, of course, there’s that egg yolk, which makes everything so velvety and decadent.


Fried Egg Tostadas with Sausage, Spinach and Tomatoes
adapted from YumSugar

4 small corn or flour tortillas
Oil for frying
1 pound spicy sausage
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
5 ounces baby spinach leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs, cooked as desired

1. Fry tortillas, one at a time, in hot oil until crispy. Set aside on paper towels to drain; sprinkle lightly with salt.

2. Add a small amount of olive oil to a large skillet. Add sausage and cook until browned; drain excess fat. Stir in tomatoes and spinach; continue to stir until spinach is wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Top each tortilla with some of the sausage mixture, then top with a cooked egg.



Debbie said...

I also love eggs and love eating them prepared different ways. This is perfect for me!

Monica H said...

"rich, yellowy goodnes"

Thats what I live for!