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Mexican Migas Recipe with a Twist for a Migas Tortilla. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Mexican Migas Recipe for a 'Migas Tortilla'

This Mexican migas recipe with a twist makes a 'Migas tortilla' made with homemade crispy tortilla chips. In Mexico, migas is a scrambled eggs dish that uses up stale corn tortilla or wheat flour tortillas made into crispy tortilla chips. For this week’s Weekend Eggs breakfast recipe, we created a migas tortilla inspired by the Spanish potato tortilla.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 847kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 2 tortillas corn or wheat flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup spring onions green part only

Tomato Salsa (Pico De Gallo)

  • 1 tomato medium to large, ripe
  • 1 tbsp white onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli fresh, hot & destemmed
  • ½ bunch coriander chopped finely
  • 1 lime fresh for juice to taste
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste


  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresca or mild feta
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce Mexican preferably
  • ½ avocado sliced (optional)


  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan to 175°C.
  • Tear the tortillas into bite-sized pieces.
  • Have an oven rack lined with paper towels ready beside the stove.
  • Cook the tortilla pieces in batches until they are golden brown.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl, mix and season. Add the spring onions.
  • Spread the tortilla pieces over the base of a wide saucepan brushed with some vegetable oil. This will help stop the eggs sticking.
  • With the saucepan over medium heat, pour in the egg mixture, making sure to cover all the gaps between the tortilla strips.
  • Cook until the tortilla is set. If the centre is still undercooked, swirl the pan around to distribute the wet egg mixture.
  • When cooked to your liking, run a silicone spatula around the tortilla to make sure it will slide out of the pan.
  • Slide the tortilla onto a serving plate and garnish with the salsa, cheese, hot sauce and avocado (if using).


Calories: 847kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 338mg | Sodium: 1865mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1372IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3mg