Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

My grandmother showed me how to make this with fresh tortillas that she would make everyday for us. I love this dish as a main dish or snack! It’s feel good food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. This recipe was made by my grandmother who was from the old world Mexico. Tear the tortillas in tortilla chip like pieces.
  2. Toast the tortillas in 3 to 4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a black cast iron skillet, if possible, till they are a golden brown.
  3. Scramble the two eggs, pour over the toasted tortillas and cook till the eggs are done. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

I love making mexican food, and I often have leftover tortillas in my fridge. I usually just saute some veggies and scramble some eggs and put it IN a tortilla for a breakfast burrito, but this was a nice change! It reminded me of a Mexican version of matzah brei, or fried matzah. I used 2 eggs and one flour tortilla, because the tortillas were pretty big. Super easy and good. Thanks!

Greeny4444 January 22, 2011

What a great breakfast! I had HUGE tortillas, so I just used one, and three eggs, to get the right egg-to-tortilla ratio. ;) I topped this with salsa and shredded sharp cheddar cheese when serving, and added in some garlic pepper and onion powder when cooking. Delicious! I'd tried making migas before without success, but this was great.

AmyMCGS July 29, 2007

Very simple but oh so good! I sprinkled a little bit of my private blend seasoning on it (a mixture of ground red chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt). Thanks for posting!

Judi H August 23, 2005

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a