This breakfast is great any time of the year, and provides an opportunity for your child to learn about stovetop safety, making a quesadilla, and cooking an egg over hard, which is when an egg is fried, flipped and fried again with the yolk broken until both the white and the yolk are completely set.
Cooking up this breakfast treat gives you a chance to chat about all the different ways that eggs can be cooked. And, it also makes a great breakfast to share with Dad on Father’s Day. I even included a fun tip on how kids can turn their quesadilla into a baseball for the sports enthusiast in your household.
2-3 ounces sharp cheese, finely shredded
2-3 tablespoons salsa, mild or medium
2 flour tortillas, small size
1 egg, large
Taco sauce, mild or medium
Non-stick cooking spray
Butter, room temperature
Coat a small frying pan with the non-sticking cooking spray and cook an egg over hard.
On a clean surface, begin to layer the breakfast quesadilla by sprinkling half the cheese onto one side of the flour tortilla. Add the cooked egg. Add the salsa. Add the remaining cheese. Top off the quesadilla with the second tortilla.
Add a light layer of butter to the top of the tortilla stack. Place the uncooked quesadilla into a clean skillet and cook over medium to low heat until that side is golden brown and the cheese on that side is melted. Carefully butter the next side of the quesadilla and flip it and toast the other side until the cheese is melted.
Remove and serve
For the baseball lover: Fill a cake decorating bottle with taco sauce. Draw lines for a baseball on top of the quesadilla before serving.
Get more recipes from Jodie Fitz through the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club at www.pricechopper.com. To learn more about her, visit www.jodiefitz.com.