Egg in a hole quesadillas

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PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 20 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 plum tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. red onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp. jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 c. grated cheddar
  • 1/2 c. grated Monterery jack
  • 1 tbsp. green onion, sliced, plus more for serving
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • Diced avocado, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeño, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tortilla to skillet and top tortilla with both cheeses and green onion. Top with remaining flour tortilla. Cook until the bottom tortilla is golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board. Using a 3-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut a circle in the center of the tortilla. Remove the circle and set aside. Return tortilla with a hole in it, uncooked side down, to skillet and return to medium heat.
  4. Pour oil into the center hole in the tortilla and immediately crack an egg into the hole. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until egg is set, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, remove the quesadilla to a plate.
  5. Increase heat to medium and add the cut out circle, uncooked side down. Cook until bottom is golden, about 2 minutes more. Remove to plate with egg tortilla.
  6. Serve dolloped with pico de gallo and topped with avocado.

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