To make the perfect Air Fryer Breakfast Tacos we've included ingredients and directions for you to easily follow. This recipe is considered a beginner level recipe. The total time to make this recipe will be 30 min. This Air Fryer Breakfast Tacos will produce enough food for 4 servings.
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Air Fryer Breakfast Tacos Ingredients
- Nonstick cooking spray, for the molds
- 4 large eggs
- Kosher salt
- Four 6-inch corn tortillas
- 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- 1 avocado, cubed
Air Fryer Breakfast Tacos Directions
- Spray 1 silicone ice cube stick mold with four 2 1/2-ounce cavities with nonstick spray. Transfer the mold to the basket of a 6-quart air fryer, pushing it to one side to make room for a second mold.
- Whisk together the eggs in a liquid measuring cup until no white streaks remain. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Carefully pour the eggs into the cavities of the mold, dividing evenly.
- Stack the corn tortillas, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm and flexible, about 1 minute. Very gently fold one tortilla in half and press the folded edge down into 1 cavity of a second ice cube stick mold, working carefully so the tortilla doesn’t break. It should now be shaped like a hard taco shell. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
- Divide the cheese among the shells, tapping it down evenly into the bottoms, and transfer the mold to the basket of the air fryer next to the mold with the eggs.
- Set the air fryer to 300 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes. The cheese in the shells should be melted; transfer the mold with the taco shells to a work surface.
- Gently lift each section of egg from the mold so you can see if it’s set. If there’s no liquid egg on the bottom, transfer the mold to your work surface. If there is liquid egg on the bottom, cook for up to 1 minute more.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the mayonnaise and hot sauce in a small bowl.
- Let the molds stand just until the taco shells and eggs are cool enough to handle, about 1 minute. Remove the taco shells and eggs from the molds. Place the eggs in the taco shells and top with some tomatoes, avocado and spicy mayonnaise.
- Taco : A taco (US: /ˈtɑːkoʊ/, UK: /ˈtækoʊ/, Spanish: [ˈtako]) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling. The tortilla is then folded around the filling and eaten by hand. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, beans, vegetables, and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. They are often garnished with various condiments, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, and vegetables, such as lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and chiles. Tacos are a common form of antojitos, or Mexican street food, which have spread around the world.
Tacos can be contrasted with similar foods such as burritos, which are often much larger and rolled rather than folded; taquitos, which are rolled and fried; or chalupas/tostadas, in which the tortilla is fried before filling.
- Egg Recipes
- Breakfast : Breakfast is the first meal of the day eaten after waking from the night's sleep, in the morning. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the previous night. There is a strong likelihood for one or more “typical”, or “traditional”, breakfast menus to exist in most places, but their composition varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.
- Gluten Free : A gluten-free diet (GFD) is a nutritional plan that strictly excludes gluten, which is a mixture of proteins found in wheat (and all of its species and hybrids, such as spelt, kamut, and triticale), as well as barley, rye, and oats. The inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet remains controversial, and may depend on the oat cultivar and the frequent cross-contamination with other gluten-containing cereals.
Gluten may cause both gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms for those with gluten-related disorders, including coeliac disease (CD), non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and wheat allergy. In these people, the gluten-free diet is demonstrated as an effective treatment, but several studies show that about 79% of the people with coeliac disease have an incomplete recovery of the small bowel, despite a strict gluten-free diet. This is mainly caused by inadvertent ingestion of gluten. People with a poor understanding of a gluten-free diet often believe that they are strictly following the diet, but are making regular errors. In addition, a gluten-free diet may, in at least some cases, improve gastrointestinal or systemic symptoms in diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV enteropathy, among others. There is no good evidence that gluten-free diets are an alternative medical treatment for people with autism. Gluten proteins have low nutritional and biological value and the grains that contain gluten are not essential in the human diet. However, an unbalanced selection of food and an incorrect choice of gluten-free replacement products may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Replacing flour from wheat or other gluten-containing cereals with gluten-free flours in commercial products may lead to a lower intake of important nutrients, such as iron and B vitamins. Some gluten-free commercial replacement products are not enriched or fortified as their gluten-containing counterparts, and often have greater lipid/carbohydrate content. Children especially often over-consume these products, such as snacks and biscuits. Nutritional complications can be prevented by a correct dietary education.
A gluten-free diet may be based on gluten-free foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and corn. Gluten-free processed foods may be used. Pseudocereals (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) and some minor cereals are alternative choices.
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