Egg tortilla pie

Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 2 large flour tortillas

  • 1–2 slices ham, torn into pieces

  • 2 large free-range eggs, at room temperature

  • Pinch sea salt flakes

  • 2½oz cheddar, grated

  • hot sauce, to taste

  • Preheat the oven to 350°

  • Use 1 teaspoon of the oil to lightly grease the base and sides of a shallow, round, ovenproof dish. Line it with one of the tortillas, making sure it comes up the sides a little, creating a tortilla bowl.

  • Scatter over the ham, crack in the eggs sprinkling the yolks with a little salt and then spread about a third of the cheese on top.

  • Brush one side of the second tortilla with oil and place oiled-side up, loosely on top of the filling. Press the edges of the tortillas together, pushing them down into the dish and up the sides, then brush these edges with a little more oil.

  • Top with the remaining cheese, then add a few squeezes or shakes of hot sauce, depending on how fiery you want this to be.

  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, by which time the eggs will be cooked inside, the cheese melted, and the edges of the tortilla crust crisped and browned. Ovens do vary, so you may find you need to alter the cooking time.

Prep time:20 min

Cook time:17 minutes



Keywords: eggs,tortilla,breakfast


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