Recipe By thedailygourmet
Published Nov 8th
Prep 25m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 4 servings Calories 433.9

Growing up as a marine brat, I was fortunate to have friends from all types of cultural backgrounds, and of course with friends came introduction to different food! I called migas “breakfast nachos” as a kid, and this recipe came from a friend’s mother. The tortilla chips are easy to make at home, and I do not suggest store-bought; however, you may use your own preferred salsa.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup oil for frying
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 3 peppers dried guajillo chilies
  • 5 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Oaxaca cheese, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place skillet on the stove over medium heat and add enough oil to reach 1 inch. Once oil is hot, add cut tortilla pieces without overcrowding the skillet. Fry tortilla pieces in the hot oil, until they crisp up and achieve a golden color, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove tortilla chips with a slotted spoon and set on a plate covered with paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt to taste and continue working in batches until all tortilla pieces are fried and done. Reserve frying oil.
  2. 2 Set a flat griddle or comal over medium-low heat and toast guajillo chiles until fragrant, about 20 seconds per side.
  3. 3 Combine toasted chiles, tomatoes, and garlic in a saucepan and cover with hot water. Simmer over medium-low heat until guajillos are softened and tomatoes are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  4. 4 Combine chiles, tomatoes, garlic, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, cumin, pepper, and reserved liquid in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Strain sauce.
  5. 5 Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, pour in sauce, and simmer until salsa thickens, 12 to 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning if desired.
  6. 6 Heat 1 tablespoon of reserved frying oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add all tortilla chips once oil is hot and reheat for 1 minute. Pour in eggs and cook and stir until eggs are beginning to set. Add salsa and gently fold into the egg mixture until everything is covered in salsa and the eggs are cooked, about 2 minutes.
  7. 7 Remove from the heat and serve immediately topped with green onions, cilantro, avocado, and cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 433.9
  • Carbohydrate 45.6 g
  • Cholesterol 236.2 mg
  • Fat 23.2 g
  • Fiber 10 g
  • Protein 15.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.8 g
  • Sodium 1325.4 mg
  • Sugar 4.3 g

Chef's Notes

If you are short of time, you can use 2 cups store-bought salsa of your choice instead of making the salsa from scratch; We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
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