Migas are a traditional dish in Mexico that consists of torn-fried corn tortillas cooked with eggs and onions. This is the Mexican vegan migas recipe, which is entirely different from the Texan one.
About this recipe
The authentic migas recipe is made with diced onions, torn or cut corn tortillas, and eggs. The ratio used at my childhood home was: two corn tortillas for each egg.
One of my favorite breakfasts ever! And yes, you can make vegan migas, and they are delicious.
Ingredients in migas (vegan)
- Corn tortillas
- Onion, white or yellow onion works well in this recipe.
- Vegan egg or tofu (affiliate link).
- Vegetable oil and salt
How to make Migas the Mexican way
With vegan egg. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the tortilla pieces. Fry until golden brown, add the onion, and sauté until brown and the tortilla pieces are crispy on the edges.
Add the vegan egg of your choice and let it cook—season with a good pinch of salt.
With tofu (affiliate link). Pressed and crumbled a block of extra firm tofu. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the tortilla pieces.
Fry until golden brown, add the onion, and sauté until brown and the tortilla pieces are crispy on the edges. Add the crumbled tofu and season with salt. Let it cook until the tofu is dehydrated and brown on the edges.
How to serve Mexican migas
Serve them with Mexican salsa verde or delicious red salsa molcajeteada, a creamy jalapeño sauce, or an avocado-tomatillo sauce. You can also serve them with pickled jalapeño peppers.
To make this breakfast more satisfying, serve the migas with refried beans.
Different types of migas
Migas is a dish commonly made with stale bread or tortillas, fried or baked, and then mixed with eggs, cheese, and vegetables. The dish is found in many countries and regions worldwide, and the ingredients and preparation can vary widely depending on the location.
In Spain, migas is a traditional dish with stale bread, olive oil, garlic, and sometimes pork. It’s typically served as a breakfast or brunch dish and can be accompanied by other ingredients such as chorizo, peppers, or tomatoes.
In Mexico, migas are typically made with tortillas, which are fried and then scrambled with eggs, served as a breakfast dish with salsa.
In Portugal, migas is a traditional dish with stale bread, garlic, and pork. It’s typically served as a side dish or a snack and can be served with other ingredients such as chorizo, peppers, or tomatoes.
In Tex-Mex cuisine of the United States, migas are typically made with tortillas, scrambled eggs, cheese, diced tomatoes, and/or bell peppers. It’s often served as a breakfast dish or brunch dish.
Other best-rated Mexican breakfasts
- Chilaquiles rojos
- Chilaquiles verdes
- Green Bean Tofu scramble
- Tofu scaramble a la mexicana
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- Frying pan
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil I use avocado oil.
- 1 white onion sliced into thin slices
- 6 corn tortillas cut into small pieces
- 6-7 oz. extra firm tofu pressed and crumbled
- Salt to taste
- Mexican salsa
- In a pan over medium-high heat add the tortilla pieces and let them brown until golden.
- Add the diced or sliced onion and let borown. By this time the tortilla pieces will be golden and crispy.
- Add the crumbled tofu, a good pinch of salt and continue to brown until the tofu is dry and begining to brown.If you are using vegan egg, let over medium heat until the egg is done.
- Serve immediately with salsa verde.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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