So I'm starting this dish off with tortillas because a) they rock, and b) this is not the prettiest dish. It's not supposed to be. This is a feed your hungry family and make it taste darn good while you're at it type of dish. But it definitely doesn't win any prizes for pretty.
I've had migas (pronounced mee-gahs) since I was a little girl. Now that I'm an adult, I realize it's because the dish satisfied all my weird texture issues that I didn't know I had. The crunchy bits with the toasty bits and the melty bits and apparently I'm into saying "bits" today. But still. I look back at my younger, single digit self, and think "that's right self. You know what kind of food you like. Scarf up those Migas" or something like that.
The concept is super simple. And my husband loves it because it's like eating chips for breakfast. Basically, you fry up some corn tortillas, and fold those into your eggs and potatoes. Everything else is changeable. Do you like onions? Peppers? Sausage? Tomatoes? The pan is your oyster.
Migas (serves 2)
2-3 corn tortillas, cut into smallish pieces
1/4 of an onion, chopped suuuuper small
1 large potato, chopped into small cubes
1/2c shredded cheese (cheddar, white cheddar, pepper jack, etc)
1/2tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
salt&pepper to taste
Step 1: Fry your tortillas
Fill your pan with vegetable oil (enough to reach about 1/2 an inch high) and heat up to med-high. Test if it's ready/hot enough with a small bit of tortillas. It should bubble right away, but not smoke or spit like crazy.
Once oil is ready, fry your tortillas (in batches if needed so as not to overcrowd) until golden and crunchy. Allowed to drain on paper towel while you're making the rest of the dish. **Optional: sprinkle with salt and a bit of chili powder**
1. cook up your onion (if you want peppers/mushrooms/etc. you can add them here) and potatoes on medium, until browned and cooked through. I like my onions to get completely dark and practically non-existant (nothing like a raw onion to ruin a breakfast), but you can add your veggies whenever you want to make them the best way you like.
2. add the spices, then move potatoes and onions to one side of the pan
3. whisk your eggs together in separate bowl, and then pour them into the open side of the pan
4. scramble, scramble, scramble those eggs.
5. Once cooked, fold in your corn tortillas and shredded cheese
6. eat it up!
If I were schmancy, I would figure out some type of excellent serving dish that accentuates the chips, or toss a sprig of something fresh and green on top. (Hello avocado!) But I'm tellin' you, this is the stuff. Straight from my childhood.