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Recipe for Migas

Updated on July 27, 2013
Authentic Mexican Migas are a family favorite at our home.  Try them as an alternative to a potato and egg scramble!
Authentic Mexican Migas are a family favorite at our home. Try them as an alternative to a potato and egg scramble! | Source

Have You Tried Migas?

5 stars from 1 rating of Authentic Mexican Migas

Migas (pronounced mee-gahs) is a traditional Mexican recipe that combines corn tortillas with scrambled eggs and spices. The recipe is rich in flavor and quick and easy to make. I have often made this recipe for my family for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

When I was a child my mother often made migas for Sunday brunch after mass. My father added his homemade salsa. This recipe is reminiscent of what my mother served. I have added measurable amounts for the spices she never measured. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 2 servings
Mama Lupe's White Corn Tortillas are my favorite.  They have a wonderful fresh corn taste and are soft and flexible.  Great for cooking!
Mama Lupe's White Corn Tortillas are my favorite. They have a wonderful fresh corn taste and are soft and flexible. Great for cooking! | Source

Ingredients

  • 4 corn tortillas, 2 per person, white or yellow corn
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-4 Tbsp sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

How to Cook Migas

Use a Stainless Steel Skillet

Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel 12" Covered Skillet
Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel 12" Covered Skillet

10 years ago I purchased a set of Wolfgang Puck stainless steel cookware. I absolutely love it because it heats and cooks evenly. Clean up is also a breeze. I recommend this cookware to everyone. You will LOVE it!

 

Instructions

  1. Finely chop onion and cut corn tortillas into approximately 1 inch squares.
  2. Crack eggs open into a bowl and whisk gently as you would for scrambled eggs.
  3. Finely chop fresh cilantro.
  4. Measure spices together in a small bowl.
  5. Measure 2-4 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  7. When oil is hot, add chopped onions and corn tortilla pieces. Saute until onion is translucent and corn tortillas are soft. Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add eggs and spices. Stir gently to mix.
  9. Cook for 2-3 minutes longer, stirring constantly, until eggs are firm.
  10. Top with shredded cheese and remove from heat.
  11. Slice 1 tomato and 1/2 of an avocado on 2 serving plates.
  12. Add 1/2 of migas to each plate. Serve and enjoy!

Prepare for Sauteing

Before heating the oil in your skillet finely chop the onion and cut the corn tortillas. This recipe cooks quickly. It is best to have your ingredients ready before you get started!

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Finely chopped onion and corn tortillas cut into squares are ready to be sauteed.Cut corn tortillas into 1 inch squares.  They don't need to be perfect, just small pieces.
Finely chopped onion and corn tortillas cut into squares are ready to be sauteed.
Finely chopped onion and corn tortillas cut into squares are ready to be sauteed. | Source
Cut corn tortillas into 1 inch squares.  They don't need to be perfect, just small pieces.
Cut corn tortillas into 1 inch squares. They don't need to be perfect, just small pieces. | Source

Heat Oil in Skillet Over Medium High Heat

Use just enough oil for sauteing onion and corn tortillas. 1 Tbsp is enough for this recipe. Your migas will not be greasy but will be full of flavor!

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1 Tbsp of vegetable oil should be just enough to cover the bottom of your stainless steel skillet and saute onions and corn tortillas.The bottom of my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel skillet.  I have had this set for more than 10 years and could not recommend a better set of cookware.  It is long lasting, cooks evenly, and gives a golden brown coating to fried foods.
1 Tbsp of vegetable oil should be just enough to cover the bottom of your stainless steel skillet and saute onions and corn tortillas.
1 Tbsp of vegetable oil should be just enough to cover the bottom of your stainless steel skillet and saute onions and corn tortillas. | Source
The bottom of my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel skillet.  I have had this set for more than 10 years and could not recommend a better set of cookware.  It is long lasting, cooks evenly, and gives a golden brown coating to fried foods.
The bottom of my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel skillet. I have had this set for more than 10 years and could not recommend a better set of cookware. It is long lasting, cooks evenly, and gives a golden brown coating to fried foods. | Source

How to Serve Migas

Serve prepared migas topped with fresh cilantro with sliced avocado and tomato on the side. Delicious!
Serve prepared migas topped with fresh cilantro with sliced avocado and tomato on the side. Delicious! | Source

Toppings for Migas

Migas are wonderful plain or with toppings. Some common toppings I would suggest are:

  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • fresh cilantro
  • cheese
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • guacamole

Boiled, Scrambled or an Omelet? Oh MY!

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    • kansasyarn profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Sanderson 

      5 years ago from Rural Midwest

      Thanks for all for the great feedback on this recipe! It is a family favorite of ours because it is really easy to make and just as delicious!

    • CarlySullens profile image

      CarlySullens 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      These look so yummy I am going to have to try them.

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      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I was very excited to see this recipe because I live Migas but have never been able to make them successfully. On reading it I realise we aren't talking about the same dish. The one I thought it was is a Spanish dish that I have eaten many times in Southern Spain made from stale breadcrumbs, water, garlic and olive oil. The bread is soaked in the water and then fried in the olive oil and garlic till it is crumbly in texture It is often served with chorizo and maybe a fried egg. Your recipe is certainly one to try though. Voted up shared and pinned.

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I haven't try out any mexican food yet. Hopefully i could purchase the ingredients and start making some migas for my family. Thanks for sharing and voted up

    • georgialgal1984 profile image

      Mrs Clark 

      5 years ago from United States

      Yum! I have never tried migas before, but looks like I will soon! It looks delicious and I love cilantro, tomatoes, and fresh avocado.

      I think fresh avocado and eggs is a wonderful meal. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe and beautiful pictures. Hope your day is wonderful~

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