In different areas of Mexico, Migas is a traditional breakfast dish consisting of corn tortilla strips fried on a pan or griddle until almost crispy, to which eggs are then added to create a scrambled egg/fried tortilla mixture.

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Easy Mexican Migas

 The name Migas (pronounced mee-guhz) means “crumbs” or perhaps “scraps.” You wouldn't think that “scraps” could be so tasty but they are. Migas are the perfect way to use up corn tortillas that might be going stale or old.

šŸŒ¶Mexican Migas vs Tex-Mex MigasšŸŒ¶

Tex-Mex Migas
Tex-Mex style Migas may have diced tomato, bell peppers, diced onions, Monterey Jack cheese, and sliced chile peppers, mixed into the lightly beaten eggs. The egg mixture is then added to the fried corn tortilla strips cooked in the skillet, and topped with avocado slices or sour cream. 

Mexican Migas
Mexican-style Migas is usually a breakfast meal with corn tortilla strips or pieces fried, then beaten eggs added to the skillet. Toppings are on the side, like pico de gallo, sour cream, or your favorite salsa.  I prefer Mexican Migas because I have control of what's in Migas for the sake of my younger grandkids and what I prefer on the side. Most of my grandkids love cheese as a topping.

Mexican Migas with beans

For making Mexican Migas, You Will need:

Corn Tortillas-Thicker corn tortillas are better for Migas...it make for a heartier meal.

Large or Extra-Large Eggs

Olive oil, or vegetable oil

Kosher salt- Adding salt to lightly beaten eggs can result in creamy scrambled eggs that are softer, lusher, and evenly seasoned

Optional toppings: sliced or diced jalapeƱos, diced green onions, salsa, shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

šŸŒ¶Cooking Mexican Migas
  • Whisk eggs and lightly beat with 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium-sized bowl
  • Add oil to a cast-iron skillet or other heavy-bottomed pans to medium-high heat.
  • Fry tortillas in the oil until it is lightly brown and very crispy. Make sure to flip the tortillas so that both sides are browned. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Reduce the skillet temperature to medium and pour in eggs to fried tortillas, cooked until no longer glossy
  • Serve immediately, and serve with refried beans.
Easy Mexican Migas


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Easy Mexican Migas