My good friend and fellow mom Gaby is from El Salvador. Although she came to the United States when she was young, she continues to make Salvadoran Breakfast, or desayuno Salvadoreño, on a regular basis. She invited Mazen and me over to breakfast last week to try it and share the menu with you.
Salvadoran Breakfast Menu
Sunny-side up eggs with fried tomatoes
Thinly sliced and fried plantains
Dried black beans that have been boiled with salt and pureed
Hand made tortillas
Freshly ground corn flour mixed with water to form a dough that is shaped into tortillas and fried
A sweet milky beverage made from morro seeds with cinnamon, vanilla and spices
Coffee with hot milk
How to make homemade tortillas
Use a recipe like this one to start: how to make homemade tortillas
Gaby used a secret trick to get them perfectly round…a ball smushed by a plate between parchment paper.
The tomatoes were fried in a little oil to make a salsa
I absolutely loved the pureed black beans! Gaby uses dried beans from her family’s farm in El Salvador.
And finally…fried eggs.
I loved everything – especially the plantains! It was one of those meals where everything went with everything else. I did a lot of dipping this in that.
To drink Gaby prepared the horchata mix with milk. It tasted like a latte you’d buy at Starbucks minus the coffee – very sweet! A perfect “dessert” to breakfast
Thanks for the delicious meal Gaby!