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Fried egg tacos on a plate.

Roasted Corn and Fried Egg Tacos

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x


Roasted Corn and Fried Egg Tacos with a crispy, cheesy, lacy-edged egg, corn, cotjia cheese, cilantro, pickled onions and sauce all piled into a tortilla with refried beans.


Units Scale

For the fried eggs:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup melty quesadilla-style cheese
  • 1 cup frozen roasted corn (see notes)

For the tacos:

  • 34 tortillas
  • 1/2 cup refried black beans
  • 1/4 cup pickled red onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Cotjia cheese
  • aji verde, zhoug, or salsa verde


  1. Heat a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add your cheese in a ring shape.
  2. Once it starts to melt a little bit, crack an egg directly into the center. 
  3. Spoon a bit of roasted corn around the edge of the egg. 
  4. Use a spatula to pull the edges in a bit once the cheese starts to get golden brown; you don’t have to do this, but I find that it helps to contain the egg a bit and expose those golden brown lacy edges.
  5. Cover and let it cook for a minute or two.
  6. When the egg is cooked to your liking (I prefer it with the whites set and the yolk still a bit runny), transfer the egg to tortilla with refried black beans.
  7. Finish with pickled onions, cilantro, Cotija, and your sauce of choice. The crispy cheese edge. The runny yolk. The creamy beans, spicy sauce, tangy onions. Oh my word. YUM.


Sauce: I love aji verde, but in a pinch I will just mix some mayo with Tajin and a bit of salt for an elote-style sauce. And for super easiest-easy, go for your favorite jar of salsa or bottle of hot sauce!

Corn:  I use the frozen Mexican roasted corn from Trader Joe’s which has some flavor added to it, but I’ve also used fresh, frozen, raw, cooked corn – this recipe is not picky! All roads can lead to deliciousness!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: breakfast tacos, fried egg tacos, egg tacos, fried eggs, breakfast for dinner