Migas – My new favorite way to eat scrambled eggs

Migas my favorite egg dish


When I was in Boston in February (hint: Boston has terrible weather in February!), I had Migas for the first time ever.

Oh my!  This scrambled egg dish is the perfect comfort food.  It helps that I associate it with having lunch with Jim in a very, very small corner deli.  While the snow piled up outside, we were warm and cozy sharing lunch together.

I’ve made Migas several times since returning from Boston.  It’s a very easy recipe to make.  In fact, you really don’t need a recipe at all.  There are a million ways to make it.  I’ve cooked giant skillet-fulls for lots of people.  And I’ve made it just for one for my own lunch.

Migas consists of scrambled eggs, tomatoes, onion, peppers, corn tortillas and cheese.  I did a little searching online and found that you can either fry the tortillas to make them crisp or leave them soft.  I chose the soft method for two reasons.  First, that’s the way I had them in Boston.  Second, it’s easier and quicker.

Here’s what you’ll need:  

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Migas – My new favorite way to eat scrambled eggs

Serves: 6 servings

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, diced with seeds removed
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3 corn tortillas, cut in bite size pieces
  • ¾ cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, green and red peppers. Cook until soft.
  3. Add jalapeño and tomato.
  4. Stir in eggs and corn tortillas. Stir slowly as scrambled eggs form curds.
  5. Once the eggs are just set, remove from heat and fold in cheese.
  6. Top with cilantro.
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  1. This sounds very good. We will have to try.

  2. For those who prefer their tortillas crunchy instead of soft, a great shortcut Is to use broken pieces of tortilla chips. Fast, easy, & no cleanup!

  3. That looks tasty. Good on a cold snowy morning in Boston. We lived outside of Boston the first 3 years we were married and lived through some memorable snows. We took a trip out there this fall. There is no prettier place than New England in the fall. I hope you had some good seafood.

  4. That sounds absolutely delish!

  5. I live just northeast of Boston. I enjoy the snow, but not always the cold, if that makes any sense… March is my least favorite month around here.

  6. Try adding diced green olives just before you add the eggs and then add fresh dill with the eggs!

  7. Where is the recipe for Chicken Spaghetti too??


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