Bakin’ in Baconia on Cinco de Mayo!

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Que pasa??   Welcome to the Temporarily Mexican Kitchen at Casa De Baconia!

Since it’s almost Cinco De Mayo, how could I possibly NOT show you how to make something fabulous involving bacon?    This is one most of you are familiar with but now you will know how to make them for yourselves!!     A couple of notes:  Avocado isn’t necessary but we are an avocado-loving household…….you don’t need kosher salt but it’s nice and chunky…….!

Ingredients:  (makes four tacos)

16 slices bacon, halved
Freshly ground black pepper
6 large eggs
1 tbsp. whole milk
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
kosher salt
2 tbsp. Chopped chives
1/4 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
1 avocado, sliced
Hot sauce, for serving
Directions
Prep Time: 0:25
Total Time: 0:45

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. In one corner, make a bacon weave with 8 halves of bacon each, creating a square. Repeat to make next three weaves. Season with pepper. Place an inverted baking rack on top to make sure bacon lays flat.
  2. Bake until bacon is crispy, 18 to 20 minutes. Working quickly, trim each square with a paring knife or kitchen shears to make a round shape.
  3. Meanwhile, make scrambled eggs. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs with milk until well incorporated.
  4. In a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Gently move the eggs around with a spatula, creating large curds. When the eggs are almost cooked to your liking, season with salt and pepper. Fold in chives and remove from heat.
  5. Assemble tacos: On a serving platter, fill the bacon taco shells with eggs. Sprinkle each with cheese, nestle in a few slices of avocado, and top with hot sauce.

Have a couple of these to start your Cinco De Mayo celebration and you’ll be ready to do the Mexican Hat Dance!!

I won’t keep you – I know you have places to go and things to do on this day before Cinco…………….but whatever you do remember to enjoy tomorrow’s celebrating…………..

Mexican Hugs, Teddy Ole’ !!

Ginger mustache or black curly???  Not sure – I tried on both for this post!  HAHAHA

37 responses »

  1. This sounds delicious! I’ve made taco salad ‘bowls’ by draping the taco shells over my inverted jumbo muffin pan and am now wondering if that might work for this concept, too…. I anticipate an experiment!

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  2. That truly looks totally delish! And I may have to try my claws at it. Oh OK. Make Mommy do it.
    XXX Katie isabella

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  3. Those look good. We are having tacos tomorrow night, but I don’t want to give my mom or hubby a heart attack so I will stick with the regular shells 🙂 Have a great day! XO

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  4. Looks and sounds delicious, but I’m not sure about weaving the bacon bearing in mind that our back bacon is much wider than yours. Streaky bacon would work better but is hard to find nowadays. I adore avocados!

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    • Oh that’s right – well, you might be able to cut it for the weave? Actually I bet this would be just as good UNWOVEN and drape the bacon over large muffin tins and make a “basket” !!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • We have an “iffy” day…..it was cloudy and cool this morning, then hot and humid and sunny early afternoon, and now the rain clouds are moving in. Hope yours is PERFECT!

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom

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  5. Wow, Teddy…these sure do sound terrific. Our humans are also huge avocado fans. Mom says some nice fresh spinach might be yummy as well. Mom and Dad actually had bacon this a.m., but we didn’t get any. Phooey! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • You all outnumber the humans in your household so I think you COULD have the “upper paw” about when you get bacon if you wanted to!! Time to assert yourselves gang………….

      Hugs, Teddy
      HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO

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