Migas

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So we were in New York last week and were determined to go to Brooklyn as we heard that it’s not just a hipster paradise but also the source of many interesting food trends. Unfortunately we picked the hottest day of our week to visit! As we traipsed around Williamsburg, exhausted by the heat and trying to find a vintage boutique we’d read about, we stumbled upon a great little gastropub called The Bedford. Apart from being terribly hip, the pub served really great American food.  We picked the “Tex Mex scrambled eggs” and we’re so glad we did! We discovered that it was a version of the Latin American migas – sort of like “breakfast nachos” with layers of tortilla chips, scrambled eggs, salsa verde and crumbly cheese. It was delicious! Along with a pitcher of ice tea, we were totally revived and ready to resume our hunt for vintage accessories.

We couldn’t wait to try to make our own version of migas when we got back – this time adding red chillis, jalapenos and English cheese. It’s just as delicious as the one we tried back in Brooklyn and would be perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

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Makes a great big yummy breakfast for 1

a handful of blue tortilla chips (or whatever kind you prefer)
2 eggs
1 tsp oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
1 red chilli, chopped (optional)
1 tbsp jalapenos, chopped
2 tsp salsa verde
2 tbsp Red Leicester, grated

  1. Lay the tortilla chips in a wide bowl or plate. (You can also deep fry strips of tortillas as is done the traditional way.)
  2. Make the scrambled eggs: whip the eggs in a bowl with a fork, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tsp of oil to a non-stick pan and heat on high for 10-20 seconds. Add the egg mixture to the pan, lower the heat slightly and using a fork, stir the mixture continuously until the egg is cooked and thoroughly scrambled.
  3. Lay the scrambled eggs on the tortilla chips.
  4. Add the red chillis (if you like) and the jalapenos on top of the eggs.
  5. Drizzle the salsa verde on the eggs and tortilla chips.
  6. Finally, add grated cheese to the top.
  7. Enjoy immediately!

So what do you think? Feel free to share your questions and comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

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