A quick, fueling breakfast Kimchi Egg Tacos combine perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs with fresh basil and Korean kimchi and gochujang sauce.
The idea is simple. When you need nourishment asap but don’t want to sacrifice flavor, simply crack a few hard boiled eggs while your tortillas are warming, then cover them both in refrigerator staples that add loads of flavor, spice and texture. Done and done.
My main morning meal
Most mornings there’s a spicy concoction of eggs and corn tortillas on my plate. Somewhat similar to huevos rancheros it’s always a little different, but always delicious. It’s not really the sort of thing I consider a “recipe” but at the urging on my friends and readers I am going to start sharing more of the everyday items that grace my plate on the daily.
I’m not sure why I never really considered them worthy of sharing before now even though they’ve been fueling me through my mornings for all these years.
How to make simple egg tacos
But now I see these kimchi and herb filled egg tacos are such a quick, easy, delicious and healthy breakfast. And are SO WORTHY.
What is Kimchi?
Kimchi is a fermented blend of vegetables and spices. But after fermentation these simple ingredients become an addictingly crispy, crunchy, spicy concoction that can be used as a snack, condiment or ingredient in so many recipes.
The smell may be funky enough to prevent people from trying kimchi but the taste is so worth the smell! Trust me, if you like sauerkraut and pickles I have a feeling you’ll also be a fan of kimchi. Not to mention all the health benefits.
Buy kimchi in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores or make your own.
I already loved so many recipes with kimchi,like kimchi scrambled eggs and korean kimchi tacos. So I knew a mashup of the two would be amazing as well.
What eggs to use in breakfast tacos
Soft boiled, poached, fried and sunnyside up eggs all work in breakfast tacos. But the same beautiful runny yolks that make them so appealing also make a huge mess when eaten by hand inside street-taco sized tortillas.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs, on the other hand, can be sliced thin and placed inside even the most minuscule tacos mess-free.
And if you’re like me and always have at least a half dozen hard boiled eggs in the fridge it can be made in minutes. Just the time it takes to heat the tortillas and peel the eggs.
Best Hot Sauce for Eggs
The vinegar and spicy chilis of hot sauce pair so well with both eggs and corn tortillas so hot sauce a perfect topper for this breakfast. What hot sauce is best paired with eggs? Both Korean kimchi and gochujang sauce are made with the same gochugaru chili powder and therefore are a natural pair in this version. But feel free to use any hot sauce you prefer.
Kimchi Egg Tacos Recipe
- 4 large eggs
- 1 small avocado thinly sliced
- 6 small corn tortillas heated or at room temperature
- 1 cup kimchi
- ½ cup fresh basil
- drizzle gochujang
- Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cool water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and allow to boil rapidly for one minute before covering pan and turning the burner off. Leave eggs in covered pan on warm burner for 15 minutes. Then drain eggs and place in a bowl of ice water to quickly cool.
- To assemble the tacos, divide the avocado among the tortillas. Top with sliced eggs, kimchi, basil and hot sauce. Serve.