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If you haven't had migas yet, it's a Tex-Mex version of eggs with fried tortilla strips. The word migas means crumbs. The Spanish version uses bread crumbs and the Tex-Mex version uses tortilla strips.
Migas are a fun way to spice up your dinner routine. Your base is tortilla strips and eggs. Then you can add vegetables, cheeses, and even a little crumbled pancetta, bacon, or leftover meat to make them to your liking. So quick and easy...no dinner plans, no problem. Nothing to thaw, you can whip these up in no time.
First, I cut some short tortilla strips and pan fry in a little peanut oil. You can use your favorite frying oil. They don't take very long, just until crisped. I then lift them out of the pan and set them aside. Sprinkle with a little salt and they are ready for migas. I like to use the oil to fry more tortillas to serve with this Tex-Mex dinner. I cut additional tortillas into triangles and make chips. You can carefully pour the oil off into another dish and wipe out this pan with a paper towel to make migas or use another skillet for the migas.
Eggs really are the perfect dinner choice since they are so economical and versatile. Next time you are having Mexican night, try this delicious Tex-Mex migas recipe. Visit The Incredible Egg for more dinner egg recipes and watch the hilarious videos. The first video which is full length (about 2 minutes) completely cracks me up.
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes (frying tortillas and then cooking eggs)
6 yellow corn tortillas, plus extra if making homemade chips
Small amount of peanut or other frying oil
Small amount of butter and olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced (you can use less for kids, but it does add so much good flavor)
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 dozen eggs
1/4 cup half & half
Fresh ground salt and pepper
Homemade tortilla chips
Shredded monterey jack, mexican blend, or cotija cheese
1. Cut tortillas with kitchen shears and fry in a small amount of oil. Set tortilla strips aside and lightly salt. You can then make tortilla chips with extra oil and corn tortillas or move on to the migas.
2. If using the same skillet, drain off oil and wipe out skillet. Then add a pat of butter and a small drizzle of olive oil to the skillet.
3. Over medium heat, saute onion, peppers, tomatoes, and garlic until softened.
4. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl with 1/4 C. half and half.
5. Once the vegetables have softened, add tortilla strips to the skillet.
6. Then add the egg mixture, stirring gently, almost folding. Salt and pepper. Cook until almost done, creamy and soft. It will continue to cook in the pan after you remove it from the heat.
Serve with cilantro, cheese, and your favorite Tex-Mex dinner sides.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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