Happy Tuesday! Yesterday I said I would share with you some beginner recipes this week. So here is the first one. Huevos Pericos. I could have sworn I had already shared this one with you guys but I searched through my old posts and can’t find it. So even if I did, if I can’t find it, you probably can’t either…

Anyway, so for those of you who don’t know, my mom is Colombian. As in, she was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She moved to the United States when she was in her 20s. Growing up, my mother used to make this for breakfast all the time. I always thought it was just the way my mom liked her eggs.

When my aunt came to visit when I was in college,  she also made them for me. I then thought it must be some special family recipe…False. This is an extremely common/traditional/delicious Colombian recipe. Typically served with arepa (something else my mom would make for me).

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved (or half a tomato, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil (butter, coconut oil, olive oil etc)

breakfast recipesIn your skillet, heat up your cooking oil and saute your scallions for a few minutes.

breakfast recipesIn a small cup or bowl, break your eggs and give them a good scramble with a fork. Then pour into your skillet. Add your cherry tomato halves. Scramble and cook until done.

breakfast recipes

Bam. Breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack) in less than 5 minutes. Add some salt and pepper and you’re good to go. Plus it’s great to make for breakfast if you have a special guest spending the night. All of the awesome colors on your plate make it look fancy.

Now, why do I use cherry tomatoes instead of a regular tomato? Because they’re bite sized! That’s legitimately it. Plus I get super annoyed chopping large tomatoes. I just get stuff everywhere…

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