Prep 8 hrs
Cook 10 mins
These are not the Tex-Mex version of Migas, these are authentic Spanish Migas. Both styles are delicious, they are simply different. The best bread for migas is a peasant bread with a very dense crumb. Open crumb breads like baguettes or ciabattas are not good for migas. Stale bread works best. Migas is a poor man's dish. I have included mesurements, but I don't use them, and you shouldn't be bound by them. Just cook it, love it, and eat it:) Note: Overnight time is included in prep time.
- 1⁄2 loaf bread (dense crumb)
- water (for sprinkling)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika, sweet spanish (a must have)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 links chorizo sausage (for frying, don't use dry chorizo)
- 2 tablespoons ham, diced (Spanish jamon is traditional)
- 4 slices bacon
- 8 tablespoons olive oil, virgin (a must have)
- Dice bread up small.
- Place bread in a large bowl and sprinkle with enough water to moisten bread.
- Sprinkle with salt and stir.
- Sprinkle with paprika and stir.
- Cover with damp cloth and leave to sit overnight.
- The next morning heat the olive oil in a deep skillet, over medium heat.
- Cut the garlic cloves in half and throw in the oil until lightly brown, then discard.
- Add the crumbled chorizo, ham and bacon, cook until almost done.
- Add the cubed bread with its seasoning.
- Toss the bread so that it thoroughly soaks up the oil and begins to crisp on the outside.
- The bread will turn red from the paprika, this is good.
- You want the bread to be crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. (This is the secret to good migas!).
- For Migas de Vendimia, add grapes to your migas:) This would be done in wine growing areas at harvest time.