Bacon and egg quesadillas

Fork Bacon and egg quesadillas

Cooking time: 15

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


Fancy a tasty alternative to the classic full English? Why not try these scrummy bacon and egg quesadillas. They’re a great way to kick start your day.

Ay caramba!

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  • 8 rashers of lean back bacon
  • 45ml/3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large Bird Brothers eggs
  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 50g/2oz mild Cheddar cheese
  • 2 to 3 tbsp pickled jalapeno chillies, chopped


  1. Cook the bacon under a hot grill for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper then break into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. When hot, carefully crack the eggs into the hot oil and fry until the white has set. Tilt the pan, let the hot oil run, then spoon this over the egg yolks until the top is set. Or if you prefer, carefully flip over the eggs and cook to your liking. Gently lift the fried eggs from the pan with a spatula and transfer to a plate.

  3. Lay the tortilla wraps out on the work surface, arrange some bacon and a fried egg over one half of each tortilla, then scatter over the cheese and chillies.

  4. Brush the edge of the tortillas with water, then pinch them together to seal. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan. When hot, cook the quesadillas one at a time for a few minutes on each side until golden and hot. Don’t worry if the edges pop open during cooking. Use a spatula to transfer to kitchen paper and drain. Cook the other three in the same way. Serve hot with tomato and coriander salad if desired.

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