Monday, October 13, 2008

Pioneer Woman's Migas

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. It is a very simple Mexican egg dish that is kind of like scrambled eggs, except the corn tortillas (or, in our case, tortilla chips) break down and give the whole thing a very different texture. Make sure you're cooking it on low or medium heat when it says to, because cooking it at a high heat would probably prevent everything from mushing together. I found this to be quite delicious and would eat it again. He couldn't seem to get past the fact that it wasn't regular scrambled eggs, and I don't think he'd want to eat it again.

migas

Pioneer Woman's Migas
From The Pioneer Woman

4 corn tortillas
Canola oil, to fry tortillas
10 to 12 large eggs
1/4 cup half & half
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
4 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 to 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced (leave white membranes if you like things spicy)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, depending on your taste
1 cup grated Monterey Jack or Cotija cheese

In a bowl, whisk together eggs and half & half. Salt and pepper eggs, then set aside.

In a small skillet over medium heat, heat oil and fry each corn tortilla just until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop tortillas and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the olive oil with the butter. Add onions and bell peppers and cook until starting to turn brown/black, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in diced jalapenos and stir to combine. Add tomatoes to the skillet and stir around, then add tortilla pieces, stirring gently to combine.

Reduce heat to low.

When the heat has decreased, pour egg mixture into skillet. Stir gently to cook with the peppers, folding mixture very gently as it cooks. Add in grated cheese and chopped cilantro, and stir to combine. Serve with black beans and iced coffee.

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