For breakfast or lunch, I think these will make a nice addition to the menu rotation. Even though this first batch had the traditional breakfast fare- scrambled eggs, natural sausage, cheese, and potatoes- I think the filling options are endless. I would also like to try this with different tortillas as well, like whole wheat, spinach, or tomato. I made these with my daughter in mind, she is only 8 and has a hard time holding opened tacos and sometimes even a burrito can spell disaster for her as they can be too large and floppy. This cone is small enough for her hands, and the cone shape prevents spills. Here is how it is done…
2 pounds bulk breakfast sausage, cooked- I used Jimmy Dean Natural
2 pounds hashbrown pototoes, cooked- I used Ore-Ida Southern Style
6 eggs scrambled
2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
Kosher salt to taste if needed
10 large tortillas, cut in half
In a large skillet cook sausage until evenly browned, remove from pan and drain on paper towels. In remaining sausage grease, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and fry potatoes until golden. Remove from pan and scramble eggs. In a large bowl, stir together eggs, potatoes, sausage, and cheese. Salt to taste if needed. Place about 1/2 cup of filling on one side of the halved tortilla. Fold 1/3 of the tortilla over the filling, being sure the cone bottom is completely closed. Continue rolling the tortilla until it has completely surrounded the filling. Freeze cones on a tray then wrap individually in waxed paper. Store in zip top freezer bags until ready to serve. These will reheat at various times according to your microwave power. Carefully uncover cone while leaving the paper on to catch any possible spills, serve with sour cream and salsa, then enjoy. Makes 20 cones.
When Food is Dangerous
Many families are dealing with multiple, extreme food allergies that not only make their children sick, but could kill them. In my home we deal with tree nut allergies that can kill our son. We have had to educate ourselves about safely feeding him and making sure he is very careful when we are not around. My friend Anne has a cute “Certain Little Someone” who has multiple food allergies which have made it very challenging for his parents to feed him. Anne who authors the food blog When Food is Dangerous has written an ebook called No Allergens, No Fuss! containing recipes that exclude the top 8 allergens plus #9 and #10! So if you are a parent of a child with severe food allergies or know someone who is, send them over to Anne’s site.