MIGAS

 

Sometimes called megas-these eggs are a good way to use up not-so-fresh corn chips and leftover chopped onions, tomato, and chiles. In fact, you could substitute leftover salsa for the separate ingredients.

Yields: 4 servings

2 Tablespoons butter

½ cup chopped onion

1/2 cup diced tomato

8 eggs, beaten

2 Tablespoons milk

1 cup coarsely crushed corn chips

2 Tablespoons pickled jalapeno chile slices, coarsely chopped—reserving 4 or more whole slices for garnish

½ cup mixed shredded Monterey Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese

Additional shredded cheeses, chopped onion, and tomato for garnish

1. Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet. Add onion and tomato and cook until onion is transparent. Beat eggs in a medium-size bowl and add milk and crushed corn chips.

2. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and cook, stirring, just until the eggs begin to set. Add cheeses and minced chile. Continue cooking eggs until set. Serve on warmed plates, topping each serving with a sprinkling of cheeses, chopped onion, tomato, and a slice or two of pickled chiles.

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