I made a huge mistake last night: I watched an episode of Bizarre Foods and my night was ruined–they butchered a cute pig and hunted for rabbits, all shown on camera. If I didn’t love the taste of animals so much, I’d totally be a vegan purely for the fact that killing animals makes me upset. If you’re wondering, yes, I covered my eyes and muted my TV during those scenes. Needless to say, I did catch some inspiration from the show and this morning, I decided to make migas–a traditional Spanish breakfast. It looked good on the TV and I knew it’d taste good when I ate it.
Luckily, I had enough ingredients to make the dish so it wasn’t too far off the traditional recipe. If you don’t know what migas is, it’s basically stale bread brought back to life with chorizo, peppers, spices and eggs. It’s a hearty and filling breakfast that hunters would eat before going out to hunt–and let me tell you, I was STUFFED after I ate.
This morning I went through the kitchen and pulled together the ingredients I’d use for my migas. Sitting on the counter were the last few flat pieces of a loaf of whole grain bread, done. In the fridge there were onions (didn’t have peppers) eggs, butter, bacon and cheese (I totally added some cheese to mine because, why not?). In the cabinet I pulled out the smoked paprika and salt and pepper.
I cooked down the onions and bacon together in some butter until the onions were clear and sweet and the bacon was crispy. Then I added the stale bread, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and cooked until the bread crisped up. Put that in a bowl and topped with some cheese, then fried my eggs in the same pan. Once the eggs were done, I mixed it all up and OMG it was delicious. Incredibly filling (probably should have just made one egg and less bread) but oh so good. I will definitely be making migas again.
Migas for Breakfast
- 1-2 Slices Stale Bread
- Chopped Chorizo or Bacon (roughly 1/4 cup)
- Chopped Peppers and/or Onions (however many you’d like, I used about 1/4 an onion)
- Smoked Paprika (1 Tbs)
- Salt & Pepper (1-2 Tsp)
- Butter or Olive Oil (1-2 Tbs)
- Optional Cheese
- In a non-stick pan, cook down the peppers/onions and bacon in butter over medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once the onions are translucent, add your bread and continue cooking over medium low heat until the bread begins to get crispy. Sprinkle in paprika.
- Transfer bread mixture to a bowl and sprinkle with cheese (if desired).
- In the same pan, melt some more butter and fry the egg(s) over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and paprika. Once the whites of the egg are fully cooked, gently place egg(s) over bread mixture.
- Dig in and enjoy!