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Crispy Turnip Home Fries & Egg Breakfast Tacos + Jalapeno Salsa

Cast iron fried turnips, creamy scrambled eggs and spicy jalapeno, cilantro and onion salsa.

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WHAT’S GOING ON HERE:

Turnips: Turnips are a root vegetable. They are filled with vitamins and fiber which make them a great addition to any dish. Often associated with beet and potatoes, turnips also contain a good amount of starch and have  a really earthy flavor. Here turnips are substitute for the classic potato home fry.  Swapping them out gives a ton of flavor and also a bunch of health benefits.

Eggs: Eggs are often a staple on a breakfast taco. Alternatively you can swap eggs out with a tofu scramble.

Jalapeno Salsa: Jalapeno salsa is just as easy as a regular salsa. The only difference is swapping the ratio of jalapenos to tomatoes. In a regular salsa tomatoes are the bulk of the vegetables, here jalapeno makes  up the majority.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST TURNIP HOME FRIED * EGG + JALAPENO SALSA BREAKFAST TACO

baking soda and salt: similarly to crunchy potatoes the baking soda clings to the starch of the turnips once they drain and hit the air. once they hit the pan the turnips form a crisper shell.

to peel or not to peel: peeling turnips is a personal preference. the outer layer of turnips are pretty tender so once cooked its blends right in with the turnip. i prefer to keep the turnip skin on since i think it helps hold the shape better and a bunch of nutrients are in the skin.

cast iron skillet: a cast iron skillet offers even cooking. heating it slowly and gently raising the temperature makes it so you get nice crust on the outside of the turnip.

scrambled eggs: after removing the turnips from the pan the seasoning and paprika will turn the residual oil brown/ red. once you add your eggs to the pan they’ll often times pick up the bits and color from the pan. to avoid that cook eggs in a separate non stick pan. If the color doesn’t bother you feel free to make the eggs in the same pan.

blender salsa: blender salsa is easy and the key to making it is doing less. when placing the ingredients into the blender add in the tomato first, followed by the remaining rough chopped vegetables. rough chopping the vegetables will help it move through. placing the tomato first will give it some much needed moisture. keep the blender at the lowest setting to help mince the vegetables use the blender plunger to help force everything down. add the salt and lime straight to the blend so that it draws out additional moisture from the vegetables.

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. NOPALES (CACTUS) BREAKFAST TACOS
  2. SPICY POTATO & CHEESE TAQUITOS + ROASTED TOMATO PINTO BEAN DIP
  3. BEEF & OAXACA TACOS

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. TACO TRUCK GREEN SAUCE
  2. GRILLED ZUCCHINI + REFRIED BEAN TOSTADAS & HABANERO SALSA
  3. BARBACOA AND EGG SOPES

Crispy Turnip Home Fries & Egg Breakfast Taco + Jalapeno Salsa

Crispy Turnip Home Fries & Egg Breakfast Taco + Jalapeno Salsa
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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Large Turnip, cubed
  • 4c Water
  • 2Tb Salt
  • 3Tb Baking Soda
  • 4Tb Safflower oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • 4 Eggs+ 1 tsp Olive Oil, whisked
  • 1Tb Butter
  • Jalapeno Salsa
  • 4 Jalapenos, rough chopped
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, rough chopped
  • 1/4c Cilantro
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • Juice of one lime

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place all ingredients listed under jalapeno salsa into a blender. Keeping the blender on low. Chop the ingredients slowly for 1 minute. Set to the side so the salt and start to work on the vegetables.
  • Bring the water salt and baking soda to a boil.
  • Once boiling add in turnips and cook for one minute. Drain into a strainer and let sit.
  • In a hot cast iron pan add in a little safflower oil then the turnips. Cook untill the sides of the turnips start to turn golden brown. Then flip. Once the turnips are crispy. Season with a pinch of salt, pepper and paprika.
  • In a small non stick pan heat to medium high heat. Add in butter once melted add in eggs. Move around the pan then let sit. Run the spatula through the eggs a few times. Once the eggs are fluffy and formed season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat the tortillas in a dry pan. Once they start to fluff flip the other side.
  • Remove from the pan and start to build you taco.
  • Place eggs and turnips onto each tortilla top with jalapeno salsa and Enjoy!
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