Yesterday morning YA got up earlier than her Sunday usual so we decided to go out to breakfast, choosing Blackbird as we hadn’t actually been since they re-located. I couldn’t decide between sourdough flapjacks or the huevos rancheros.
We talked about being picky eaters last week and I had to fess up that I have an issue with how foods feel in my mouth. Mushrooms and eggplant are the biggies on my “ick” list but I also have to say I’m not crazy about cooked raisins and cooked zucchini. I like the flavor of all these things but just don’t like how they feel. Corn tortillas fall into a third category, where sometimes I can like them and sometimes I don’t like the “chewiness”.
This is what I was thinking about while I mulled over huevos rancheros this morning. I was in a good mood so figure I might as well give it a go. After all, if I’m not happy about the corn tortilla, I can always eat all around it.
It looked fabulous as it came to the table and as I took my first bite I knew that the chefs at Blackbird had outdone themselves. Instead of just heating the tortilla, they fried it so it was crispy! I’ve had huevos rancheros in many restaurants and have never before encountered one with a crispy tortilla.
When was the last time YOU were surprised by something different?