Monday, March 2, 2009

Have you ever had Migas?

If so, what recipe variation do you use? I have searched high and low - I took some from this recipe and some from that recipe, and then put in things that we love and came up with our own variation.

This is on our menu for the week with No1here's homemade refried beans, southern fried potatoes, and warm tortillas on the side!!! Yummm.... I can't wait!!!

Migas (pronounced MEE gahs) is a Tex-Mex "mess" of eggs, bits of fried corn tortilla, and a host of savory ingredients, from black beans, chorizo and cheese to salsa, avocado and chiles. The word, migas, in fact, is derived from the Spanish word for crumbs, that was from old bread. Here in Texas, this dish is designed to use up your old stale tortillas, but if you only have fresh ones - it will still be just as wonderful!

Our Migas

10 corn tortillas (if your eggs are large, you might want to add more tortillas)
Vegetable oil (or if making bacon with this - just use leftover drippings)
diced onion
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
2-4 jalapenos, seeded and chopped (or green chilies if you want it milder)
diced tomato (salsa, or tomato sauce)
10-12 eggs, lightly beaten
cilantro, chopped

Put a good amount of oil in your skillet. Heat it over medium-high heat. Tear up your corn tortillas, or cut them into strips. Once your oil is heated, add your tortillas. Stir them around until all the tortillas get a good coating of oil. Season with salt. Toss in your onion, jalapenos, and garlic. Once your tortillas have started to get golden and have some crisp to the edges, stir in your eggs. Then add your diced tomatoes, salsa, or tomato sauce - which ever one you prefer. Then add your cheese and melt. Don't forget to top with cilantro!!! Then serve on big plates with fried potatoes and refried beans! Use your tortillas to scoop up all this yummy goodness!!! Serves: 6

* other possiblities to try: bacon, green onion, chorizo, bell pepper, black beans, ham, poblanos, avocado, crema or sour cream, etc... The ideas are endless!!!!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Our whole family loved this one!!! Definitely worth it!!! Yumm....