Posted by: Kelsey Avers | April 8, 2010

Amazing Recipe #5: Damon’s Surprise

Whether your hung over in the morning, or just plain hungry at any time of the day, this quick breakfast recipe is quick (takes less than 10 minutes) and cheap.

Damon’s Surprise (or what I like to call, “scrambled eggs made better”) requires only four ingredients at its simplest state, all of which are pretty much staple products, so it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll have them in your fridge or pantry.

Watch the following audio slide show to hear Justin prepare Damon’s surprise; Damon being his neighbor that showed him this recipe when Justin stumbled over to his place, hungover and in need of coffee…and food.

Serving Size: A little more than 1 serving (or two if you are the sharing type)
Prep Time: About 5 minutes
Cook Time: About 10 minutes

– 4 corn tortillas
– 3 eggs
– 3 tablespoons butter
– Olive oil
– Salt and Pepper or other spices for seasoning

– Lightly coat the bottom of a 12-inch nonstick skillet with olive oil over medium to medium-high temperature.
– While your olive oil heats up, stack your tortillas and start slicing by either cutting or tearing into pieces (triangles, strips, whatever – the smaller they are, the faster they cook; the bigger the pieces, the more crunch they have, depending on how much time you have to cook them)
Tip: (To check if the olive oil is ready, put your finger in water and let it drip into the oil; when it sizzles and pops, your olive oil is ready.)
– When olive oil reaches temperature, put your butter in the skillet and let it melt and mix with oil around the
– Set the tortillas sit in the oil/butter until they are browned/crispy. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
– Add desired seasoning or spices if you choose.
– Crack your eggs in a separate bowl. Stir/scramble with light salt and pepper.
– Pour eggs right over the oil/butter/tortilla mixture. From here, it becomes a scrambled eggs recipe; keep stirring/folding your eggs until they are scrambled in the skillet and mixed in with the tortilla mixture.
– Serve on a plate or in a bowl with a couple of slices of toast, and enjoy!

Serving suggestions:
– Serve on toast
– Drizzle with Tapatillo sauce
– Sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese on top



  1. MMMM, sounds good, wish I had some tortillas! I would make it right now!!

  2. […] WHY: It provides some great food, cooking, eating, and grocery shopping tips and hints for the frugal college student. If you’re trying to learn how to cook on a college student’s budget, I think their Damon’s Surprise  is a great example of making a meal out of leftovers. It’s a quick and easy recipe combining crispy tortillas with scrambled eggs. […]

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