Help Me Recreate Amazing Migas!
June 17, 2015 4:44 PM   Subscribe

When I was in Monterey I had a tex-mex migas like I'd never seen and I've always wanted to recreate it at home. it was the traditional tex-mex migas ingredients (tomato, bell pepper, onion, egg, cheese, tortilla chips) but it came out standing whole and firm, not unlike a flan and it cut like one - moist but really sturdy, not falling apart, almost like a quiche? The non-egg stuff was diced superfine and just melted into it. How did they make this and how can I do it at home?

I think cilantro purée and possibly sour cream were added to the egg mix but I can't be sure.
posted by The Whelk to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Was it an inception-like tortilla within a tortilla?
posted by bethnull at 5:30 PM on June 17, 2015

Not really, it didn't have the charitaristic baked sides of an omelette - more like it was poured into a ramakin and maybe broiled and then turned over onto a plate?
posted by The Whelk at 6:07 PM on June 17, 2015

I prefer my migas more Tex than Mex, and I'm not 100% sure what you're describing, but steaming the scrambled egg mixture in a ramekin might give you the texture you're looking for.
posted by bradf at 7:26 PM on June 17, 2015

It almost sounds like you're describing a frittata with Tex-Mex ingredients/flavors.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:32 PM on June 17, 2015

Do it in the oven?
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:06 PM on June 17, 2015

Sounds a lot like a version of Chilaquiles.
posted by X4ster at 9:35 PM on June 17, 2015

chilaquiles sounds closer to what I had because of the sauciness/creaminess -a frittata would be too dry -- but it really arrived on the plate like a little flan and kept its shape as you cut it and how did they do that/how can I do that?
posted by The Whelk at 10:04 PM on June 17, 2015

Savory flan then? Plus migas ingredients.
posted by bethnull at 10:29 PM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Try searching for migas recipes with casserole or bake in the title. Here's one and another. Ingredients are not the same as yours, but maybe the method would help?
posted by slipthought at 6:59 AM on June 18, 2015

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