Recipe by Wendy H.
Migas, which means "crumbs" in Spanish, are ubiquitous as a breakfast dish in Austin, a TexMex classic. I ate migas just about every chance I got when I lived there, and hadn't realize until now just how easy they are to make. Quick and easy, it's a great brunch dish. Intended to use up old, stale tortillas, you can still just as easily use fresh ones. Adjust the amount of jalapeno to your taste. Works well with any kind of salsa, including red or green, but I prefer a chunky one. This is the basic recipe; you can add practically any other ingredient you like, from various types of veggies and peppers to chorizo, bacon, etc. It's a great way to deal with leftovers. Adapted from the Homesick Texan blog.
- 8 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup milk or 1⁄4 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄3 cup peanut oil
- 4 corn tortillas, cut into strips
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 4 jalapeno peppers, diced
- 1 cup longhorn cheddar cheese or 1 cup monterey jack cheese
- 1 -2 cup salsa
- 1 cup cilantro
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Whisk together eggs and milk in a bowl. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
- Heat oil to medium high in a large skillet. Add tortilla strips and cook for about 3 minutes, turning once.
- Use slotted spoon to remove tortilla strips to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Pour off excess oil, reserving about 2T in the skillet.
- Cook jalapenos and onions in the remaining oil for a couple of minutes.
- Add eggs and return tortilla strips to the skillet.
- Allow to set on the bottom (about 1 minute), then stir gently.
- Cook until almost the desired level of egg moisture is reached.
- Sprinkle cheese on top and continue to cook until melted.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with salsa and cilantro.
- Serve immediately with refried beans and warm tortillas.