Mmmm… migitas!

When I was a little girl my Daddy used to make the greatest breakfasts!  His paps (or potatoes) were always a crowd pleaser but my favorite were always his migitas or migas as most of you have probably heard them called.  Now that I’m all grown up, Daddy doesn’t make me breakfast much and I’ve never perfected his breakfast papas but I’ve learned to make the perfect migas and I’m going to share how with you if you’ve never attempted it.  They’re actually super simple to make and extra delicious!

First gather all your ingredients.  You’ll need

  • corn tortillas (I use white corn but yellow corn would be just fine too)
  • tomato
  • eggs
  • onion
  • cilantro
  • garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper
  • avocado (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)


stack your tortillas and either cut them with a knife into small squares or you can tear them with your hands if you prefer.  Once they’re all cut up, put them in a skillet and drizzle oil over the top.  You’ll want enough oil to coat all the pieces but not so much that they become super greasy and soggy.  Obviously how much oil you use will depend on how many tortillas you used.  I for instance use about 10-12 tortillas for my family of 5 and usually have leftovers.  I mix the tortillas in the pan to coat them in oil but I don’t turn the burner on just yet.


You’ll then need to chop your onion, tomato, and cilantro.  Once you’re done, crack your desired amount of eggs (usually about 1 per serving), into a bowl and add your onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, & pepper.  Whisk until mixed well and set aside.  Meanwhile turn your burner on to medium heat and begin to fry your tortillas constantly mixing to ensure even cooking.


Once your tortillas are mostly cooked and a lovely golden shade, you’ll want to stir in your egg mixture.  Continue mixing making sure your tortillas and eggs are nicely intertwined until your egg is fully cooked.


Once eggs are fully cooked, remove from heat and serve.  My kids and I like ours with a little bit of shredded cheese sprinkled on the top and I usually serve it with sliced avocado as well. Dave doesn’t really like avocado so he usually sticks to drizzling his with salsa.  See?  Super simple!  Are you absolutely drooling over there?!?!?  I am just thinking about them!  May need to repeat tomorrow, enjoy!



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