Migas: breakfast of champions

Since my “fast”from fast foods, I have been fairly good about eating “healthy”.  More salads and steamed veggies have graced my plates more often than they did before the “fast”.  However, I would occasionally have the slip up here and there.  But that was before I rediscovered and old Mexican dish that my Grandma use to make for breakfast. It is called Migas.  Migas are a traditional Tex-Mex breakfast dish of scrambled eggs mixed with corn tortillas(I use leftover chips) and salsa or pico de gallo. You can also add onions, peppers, tomatoes, cheese or chorizo.

First you begin with a bit of oil and some tortilla chips.  I like small pieces of chips so that I get chips in every bite.  Left over chips from a mexican restaurant works best.

Fry them up a bit and then add the salsa or pico de gallo. I used pico de gallo here.

Scramble the eggs and add a bit of milk.

Mix all together, then add salt to taste.

These are also served with a side of refried beans. Didn’t have any beans on hand but I was happy enough with the Migas.

This was so worth going off my “healthy eating” plan.  Now don’t get me wrong, eggs are very good for you.  Especially if they are the grain-fed, free range, local farm eggs.  But I seriously doubt that eating eggs with chips fried in oil everyday for 5 days in a row is a recommended diet for anyone.  Maybe I will switch to eating oatmeal for 5 days in a row.  Maybe.

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53 thoughts on “Migas: breakfast of champions

  1. Yum!!! I have a veggie omelet often for breakfast – this would be a nice change of pace on the days before I shop (and I’m out of veggies!). Plus, my rule is 80/20 – as long as I eat well 80% of the time, once in a while won’t kill me – and this is still MUCH better than pop tarts or breakfast cereal – especially if you can find chips with minimal ingredients (or your own baked chips from corn tortillas) and a healthy, fresh salsa!

  2. Migas sound good. I imagine they could be included in a healthy, balanced, diet once or twice a month?
    Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your fast.
    Peace and good.

  3. I am also eating healthier. Haven’t had fast food in months and not missing it. Your dish sounds delicisous. Texas is known for tex-mex so I might have to find a resturant that makes Migas.

  4. That actually DOES sound really good. Maybe you don’t have to really FRY the chips but just heat them through before adding the other ingredients? I think you should experiment as it sounds yummy! 🙂

  5. Oh man! I haven’t heard the word ‘migas’ since I left Texas! Dang! Now I’m all homesick. They look terrific, though. I can almost smell it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. We have a favorite breakfast cafe that serves very spicy migas! I live in San Antonio, so it is a favoriate around the city. 🙂 I’m officially hungry now! 🙂

  7. Love the recipe and really appreciated the pictures of the cooking in process. I’m reluctant to try recipes sometimes, if there aren’t any good pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, this is looks so good. I don’t think I should have read this before making breakfast though. My stomach is growling like a beast now! I wonder if we have all the ingredients to make this right now…

  9. they sound yummy! You could make something similar by spraying corn tortillas with Pam or spritzing with olive oil and baking for a few minutes until crispy. I bet caramelized peppers and onions would be good in there, too, and that would add vitamins!

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