Austin-Style Migas Tacos
Serves: 4Hands On Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes
Travel to Austin, Texas — the unofficial capital of breakfast tacos — and you’ll find a spicy tortilla and scrambled egg concoction known as migas. There are many different versions, but the best ones allow the tomatoes to cook down into a pulp, then cook the eggs in the sauce and add the cheese at the end. The result is a saucy scramble that begs to fill up a soft flour tortilla.
You can substitute high-quality tortilla chips or store-bought tostadas for instead of frying them yourself, but the texture and toastiness of the homemade version are unparalleled.Ingredients1/2 cup vegetable oil4 (6-inch) corn tortillas2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1/4 small white onion, finely diced1 jalapeño pepper, half of the seeds removed, diced2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced1 clove garlic, minced6 large eggs, beaten1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper8 (6-inch) flour tortillasFresh cilantro, for servingLime wedges, for serving
InstructionsIn a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the tortillas, one at a time, and cook until lightly browned and crisp. Flip and cook for 1 minute longer. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Immediately season with salt. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, then break into large pieces.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and peppers, and cook until the vegetables are soft and the onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and garlic and cook stirring frequently, until the tomatoes have given off their juice and turned into a loose pulp.
Stir in the eggs and continue to cook, still stirring constantly, until soft curds have formed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cheese and fried tortillas, and continue cooking until the cheese has melted and eggs are fully cooked. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the migas between the flour tortillas and serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.