Food Geek Friday: Migas

These aren't totally "traditional" migas, but they're so good. Especially when you need some spicy comfort food in the morning. Hangover brunch perhaps?

To get to the my origins for this recipe, let's take a time machine back 15 years. It's 3am and a big group of us have been partying it up all night and are back at a friend's house.

Drunken hunger sets in and one guy yells at another to go cook up something. Back then I had absolutely no idea how to cook nor any desire to learn.

But I've always loved watching a man cook.

So I followed him into the kitchen and did just that.

For whatever reason...it stuck. Or at least, the basics of it (tortillas, eggs and cheese) stuck in that 21 year old, drunk girl's brain. I remember eating that for at least a month because it was something I could actually do, was cheap and tasted good.

The other week, the memory came flooding back.

And the 36 year old that can cook has jazzed it up a bit.

Migas

Migas with Sauteed MushroomsIngredients

  • 2 corn torillas, cut into strips
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • olive oil
  • enchilada sauce
  • grated cheddar or cheese of preference
  • sliced avocado
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (you'll often see plain yogurt as a healthier substitute for sour cream. I prefer plain Greek yogurt because it has a similar tang to sour cream as well as the thick and creamy texture that you want. Plus, the thickness means it won't immediately melt with the heat of the dish. After trying Greek yogurt, you'll see that plain yogurt really doesn't compare.)

Directions

  1. Heat pan over medium/medium-high heat. Pour just enough olive oil to cover bottom. Let heat until shimmery and bubbles up when test trip of corn tortillas is put in.
  2. Place corn tortilla strips into oil and fry up until golden brown.
  3. Add beaten egg and gently stir until just cooked. This will only take a couple of minutes.
  4. Slide onto a plate. Drizzle with enchilada sauce and cheese on top. (If you'd like, zap in the microwave for 15 seconds to heat up sauce and cheese. If not, pre-heat sauce before putting on eggs. Cheese will melt on it's own.)
  5. Garnish with avocado and Greek yogurt.

Serve with a side of veg or fruit. I chose sauteed mushrooms. Enjoy!