Breakfast with My Abuelita {Tortilla con Huevo}

Grandma and me circa 1978

When I was growing up, there was one breakfast that I could count on every week: Tortilla con Huevo.  My grandmother would make it to use up any and all of her leftover corn tortillas.

Tortilla con Huevo is crisp, golden fried corn tortilla scrambled with eggs, onion, tomato and chile pepper.  
I've always called this dish Tortilla con Huevo or Huevo con Tortilla, depending on the egg-to-tortilla ratio.  But last year, after reading my friend Monica's blog - Lick the Bowl Good, I  learned it's also called Migas.  Who knew?!

Tortilla con Huevo or Huevo con Tortilla

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 banana pepper or Anaheim chile (you can also use serrano or fresh jalapeño peppers)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Cut the corn tortillas into bite-size squares.

Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the tortillas and fry them in the oil until crispy and light golden brown, stirring occasionally so the tortillas don't burn.

If you haven't already done so, chop the onion, tomato and chile pepper.

Add to the golden fried tortillas and let cook for a minute or two.

Whisk the eggs with the two tablespoons of milk in a large bowl.
Isn't the color of the eggs stunning?  Gotta love farm fresh eggs. :)

Pour the eggs over the tortilla and vegetable mixture and continue to cook until the eggs are fully cooked, stirring occasionally to prevent eggs from burning or sticking to the pan.

 Serve with your favorite salsa and a dollop of sour cream.  Enjoy!!!  




    1. Mmmmm - love that sort of breakfast.  I think Mexican breakfasts are just so much more fiesty than ours. 

    2. mmm looks yummy. thats our version of chilaqules if we dont have salsa to pour on them.

    3. Guess what?  Another one of my favorites!! Loves me some migas ;)

    4. My mother made them for me when I was a little girl. We called them Migas. Although, in my family, we knew we were tight for the week if we had migas for breakfast lol Ironically, I miss eating them dearly!

    5. To this day, this is still my husband's favorite breakfast!  In our family, we've always called them "migas" and we'll throw in leftover veggies, meats, etc. from time to time.  Classic migas though, is pedazos of tortilla con huevos, onions, salt, garlic and hot sauce.  ;)  His second favorite is huevos rancheros.  ;)

    6. Ooh, I can comment from my iPhone!!!!

      Thanks for linking back to my blog. Migas is the only way I've known them but I wonder if it's a TexMex thing??? They're on menus like that here and sometimes they're made with corn tortilla chips which I dint like because they seem to get soggy fast. Either way, they're delish!

    7. i agree with you! I've also known this as chilaquiles and actually didn't know of any other chilaquiles besides eggs with tortillas :O i know shocking but that's what i grew up with.

    8. I've only had these as "chilaqueles" straight-up, no eggs. Looks delish. Adorable picture, amiga.

    9. We know them as migas too. We do your breakfast version, and we also make them for dinner, but with left over cut up chicken or steak and served with a side of frijoles...nothing better.

    10. Es esto lo que se les conoce como migas? Bueno nunca las eh probado pero se ven deliciosas.

    11. Brings back so many memories of being young and broke at home, we'd have these for breakfast, lunch or dinner and we called huevos con sopitas, so good...

    12. I remember my mother making this and had forgotten all about it. Just made it for my family. Yum. Thanks!

    13. OMG my mom totally made this for us as kids! Brings back memories. We called it chilaquiles.