Brunch is like breakfast, but gayer. It’s also less commitment. Basically, brunch is like a lover that doesn’t expect you to wake up so early to get some. We like that in a lover…uh, meal. There’s a lot of great brunch places in Toronto, but sometimes it’s a stay-in-your-long-johns-till-2 type of day. Plus we’ve had something special in mind, and it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.
Head’s up: it’s nach’o average brunch!
It’s brunch nachos! A little while ago, a friend of ours told us about this brunch item we had never heard of before, and we’ve been dreaming about it since. It’s more or less an excuse to eat chips for breakfast. You lay them out in a pan, add on green onions and black beans (or whatever else you’ve got in your fridge), load it up with shredded cheddar cheese, and bake for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, cook your eggs like you like ’em. We tried for over-easy, but in the end had them scrambled, ’cause O’s pans like to eat whatever you fry in them. When the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked, you just put it all together and add delicious toppings. We used fresh avocado, salsa, sour cream and Siracha, but the possibilities are endless.
Next time, we’re getting out of our long johns for a grocery run. The only thing that would make these better is more cheese, and sautéed mushrooms and peppers. It would help if more egg ended up on the nachos instead of stuck to the pan.
These are best served with lots of napkins, while watching reruns of your favourite 90s show, like Charmed. The grease is a good hangover cure, and the heat helps sustain cold weather denial.
Location: In your kitchen, unless you find a place in Toronto that makes these? Let us know!
Rating: 9 pies out of ten
Damage: You can use what’s in your fridge, and easily spend under $10.