Courtesy of Taco Bell

This breakfast taco innovation will be on the menu for a limited time only. 

Elisabeth Sherman
March 01, 2018

When it comes to outfitting your taco in the best shell, Taco Bell has been pushing the envelope. Unsatisfied with the typical flour or corn tortilla used to house its signature meats and cheeses, Taco Bell has been a leader in experimenting with what foods can be used as a taco shell. The chain, has, for instance, tried using fried chicken for this purpose—which is a stretch, though probably a delicious one. And Taco Bell famously makes taco shells from Doritos. But one of its more genius innovations was probably the Naked Egg Taco, which uses a folded fried egg as the casing for a breakfast taco.

The Naked Egg Taco first popped up last summer for a limited time, but starting on March 8, the fried egg taco shell will return to the menu. An egg as a taco shell shouldn’t be much of a leap for your imagination: Most people already layer their fried eggs with cheese and salsa. The Naked Egg Taco adds potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage, for a twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich.

Think of this as a more streamlined version of the sausage, egg, and cheese—which usually comes sandwiched between two buns of some kind. Taco Bell simply got rid of the middleman (the bread) and presented you with an unadorned, unencumbered version of your favorite, most convenient breakfast food. Yes, you have to eat the egg with your hands, but hey, at least you’ll save on plastic.

There’s one more thing to get excited about this year at Taco Bell: It finally added fries to the menu—Nacho Fries, to be specific. It might have taken them years—this is the first time in the chain’s history it’s officially offered this staple of the drive-thru window—but Taco Bell is aiming to become your one stop shop for all your fast food needs.