Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Migas Scrambled Eggs with Tortilla Chips and Chorizo


May conjures up memories; in particular end of school memories. Let's face it. May always ended up in a blur. And then it was over. School was out and we all took a deep breath and breathed a big sigh of relief. It always seemed teachers would cram every possible thing that didn't get finished, into the last few weeks of school. I love teachers, but as a parent May was the month I cursed them.

May was also the month that every  music teacher had a recital and every sports team had a tournament and churches and temples planned end of the year events, and then there were graduations and theater performances. As they grew, we added in prom and finals and award nights. This craziness never included things like getting the yard ready for summer and making sure all summer activities were planned.

And YES! I almost forgot. Mother's Day. Somewhere in all the chaos we are supposed to celebrate the reason of our children's existence. Yes. The Mother. OK. Fathers get their day, too. And they get it when summer has begun. When summer is still fresh and no one is bored. And the mothers can actually cook. Well, at least in this family.


So Mother's Day it is. I miss Mother's Day with my children. Even with all the chaos, we celebrated. The morning always began with a needle pointed tray (made by my beloved grandmother, Ilse), delivered to my bed. The tray was filled with fresh orange juice and a freshly made omelet and the one red tulip that grows outside our front door. The meal was determined by what I had in the house, so if I wanted something GOOD, I learned to have all the prerequisites on hand.

Then came presents, which in later years were usually bedding plants. Yeah. You know the rest. The day involved the planting of the flower boxes and the cutting of the lawn and the hosing of the deck, so that summer could officially arrive. The best part was that the kids always helped. I could guarantee that Mother's Day was the one day that found us all working in the yard. Now I am not a big fan of yard work, but that day, yard work always seemed so easy.

Well, this year isn't going to be like that. The kids will not be home. I will miss them.They will miss me. Of course, they will miss me. Zoe will remember who taught her to make an omelet. (It wasn't me.) Alex will probably remember the trips to buy flowers and the washing of the dishes. I will still lay in bed and read the paper. I'll let Manservant let the dogs out and feed the puppy and give Freddie her medicine. And then maybe I'll get up and make these eggs. And pray for rain.

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These eggs have had many lives. I always had ingredients on hand so I could whip up a skillet for whoever might wake up in our home each weekend. It was always a surprise to me! They are great for using up leftover stale tortilla chips. This recipe can easily be adjusted to serve more. This recipe as written could be written with 8 eggs instead of 4 and serve 4-8 people. You could use bacon, ham or the chorizo. You can leave them all out. Your choice. Feel free to add in red peppers, cheddar cheese, green onions, jalapenos. What ever. These are the perfect quick eggs for a crazy morning.


Migas Scrambled Eggs
Serves 4-8
Total Time: About 20 minutes

Ingredients:
5-6 oz chorizo
1/2 c chopped onions
4 - 8 eggs (see notes above)
1/4 t each of oregano, garlic powder, Lawry's seasoning salt
2 oz cream cheese cubed
1/2 c green chilies choped
1/4 c  chopped cilantro
1/2 c of your favorite salsa
2 handfuls of your favorite tortilla chips
Garnishes such as avocado, green onion, tomatoes, olives some grated cheese

Directions:
In cast iron or non stick skillet, brown chorizo over medium heat. Stir and smush into tiny bits. (Your pan should contain enough grease to finish the recipe. If not add a touch of butter.) Stir in onions and saute until softened. Whisk eggs with seasonings. Over medium low heat, stir in eggs. After eggs are cooked slightly, add cream cheese and cilantro. Let cream cheese melt in a bit, while stirring. When eggs are almost set, stir in salsa and tortilla chips. Cook until desired consistency is reached. Garnish as desired.

Other Mother's Day recipes:
Colorado's Best Hash
Everything but the Bagel Scrambled Eggs
Strawberry Crepes
Belgian Liege Waffles
Frozen Cheese Souffle
Overnight Mexican Egg Casserole

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20 comments:

  1. Are you sure you're not from around here? I've loved migas for a very long time, and my wife (a native New Yorker) fell in love with them at first bite — to the point that she is a lover of just about all foods Mexican (because they remind her of migas). Not only is your dish a beauty, you've gone the extra mile and added chorizo. Muy delicioso!

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  2. I love migas! And they're so versatile -- the only ingredients you really need are eggs and tortilla chips. Well, probably chilies and cheese too, at least the way I make them. Which is really similar to the way you make them. I mean, we both use eggs and tortilla chips. :-) Really good recipe. Hope you have a great Mother's Day (I'll do a rain dance).

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  3. I love egg dishes. This looks so beautifully done and the combo of flavours is just amazing, Abbe.

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  4. I am going to have to try these migas! They sound amazing and perfect for weekend mornings :D I am definitely going to need to get myself to the store to pick up some chips and other items. Can't wait to try them!

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  5. They look delish:)
    Happy Mother's Day..they will all miss you:)

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  6. You know this is the most uniquely wonderful recipe I've seen in a long time! I can't imagine how tasty this is - with the cream cheese and salsa - on my word! Bravo and hope you have a wonderful mother's day!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Abbe, your kids miss you and most certainly miss your awesome breakfasts. chorizo and eggs, Yum!

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  8. I'm praying for rain too, and I'm not even a mother! GREG

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  9. Oh how I love a big plate of migas! Your recipe and photos have my mouth watering. Now I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow. ;)

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  10. Aw, I wish you had your children with you for Mother's Day---but I know you'll be tops in their minds. What a gorgeous breakfast. Wonder if Bill would make it for me for MD? I can dream :)

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  11. It would go perfectly with my afternoon coffee!

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  12. Happy Mother's Day to you, Abbe!
    Lovely plate of migas, I'm hungry now.

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  13. Yes, May was hectic when the kids lived at home during grade school and especially worse in high school. What a great Mother's Day memory, Abbe, and what a great weekend breakfast this would make! It's packed with delicious flavors that I love.

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  14. Happy Mother's Day, Abbe! I am sure you missed your kids but I hope your newest member of the family treated you well and did not chew on the furniture or have an accident on the rug today. : ) How are things going with your puppy? This meal looks great, I love eggs with all of the extras you added in this dish. A hearty meal at any time of the day.

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  15. Yep, Mom's Day changes when the kids are grown. In my case my sons have wives who are mothers----so they have double duty. But it's all good. And speaking of good, these egss are more than good. Simple, but simply delicious. I am a HUGE fan of egg dishes. I'm going to have to give this twist on an egg dish a try.

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  16. The beginning of May is such a busy time. My kids are getting older, but still young enough that I spend the day with them. I'll be sad when I can't see them too!
    Your migas look amazing - they would have been a nice Mother's Day treat!

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  17. Just perfect to sarting a day!!!
    healthy and delicious.....
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  18. Sorry you couldn't be with your kids, but I hope you enjoyed your day. Cannot wait to make this dish!! :D Hugs!

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  19. I am so embarrassed to say...I have never had migas...and from your description I know I will enjoy...so versatile indeed...great egg dish Abbe.
    Have a great week :)

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  20. It's been far too long since I've made Migas. Your skillet is so pretty, nice fan on those avocado. :_

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