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Migas aren’t just for the morning: A simple, tasty Tex-Mex favorite that’s great at any hour of the day

Migas aren’t just for the morning: A simple, tasty Tex-Mex favorite that’s great at any hour of the day

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Way out yonder in the Texas hill country (namely in Austin), a little dish called “migas” is an item found on almost every restaurant menu. I’d actually never even heard of it before visiting the area.

“Migas” is Spanish for “crumbs.” This simple Tex-Mex dish is comprised of eggs, sauteed tomato/onion/jalapeno mixture, fried tortillas or tortillas chips (hence, the “crumbs”) and cheese scrambled together, and it’s simply delicious.

What’s great about migas is that they can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and even make for a great pre-hangover meal after a long night out at the bars (which is why you can find many a person ordering them at the late-night diners in Austin). Quick to whip up, migas take less than 10 minutes to prepare and you can even cheat and use salsa from the jar instead of chopping and cooking the vegetable components. And for added flavor, some cooks fry up Mexican chorizo with the vegetables.
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