The best brunch I ever tasted can be found at Hotel La Tortuga in Playa del Carmen Mexico. A rich omelet with tomatoes, beans, and whipped potatoes on the side. Savoring the fresh ingredients, we left every meal smiling and not hungry until dinner. For months after we returned, we tried and tried again to recreate it, which of course is impossible. Instead, I started making the following as a quick and easy alternative,
La Tortuga breakfast (recipe for 1, double for 2, triple for 3)
- 1 Slice of wheat bread
- Slice of sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of black beans
- 1 egg
- Fresh salsa
- Pinch of cilantro
- 3 avocado slices
1. Toast the bread, with cheese on top.
2. Fry the egg, while also heating up black beans in a separate pan.
3.Cook the black beans ,strain, and place on top of the toast.
4. Place beans on top of cheese toast, then egg, then cilantro, salsa and avocado.
Eat open faced with fresh orange juice, preferably outside on a patio or porch.