One of the best things about visiting Austin is being able to order migas tacos, day or night. Migas is the Spanish word for ‘crumbs’ and in Texas, the crumbs are tortilla chips or corn chips, mixed into the scrambled egg plus onion, bell pepper and cheese. This makes migas the perfect comfort food for this time of year.
Spicy Migas Tacos with Hot Relish(serves 2-3 people)
1 green bell pepper
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp butter
6 cherry tomatoes
60g grated cheddar cheese
A handful of broken plain tortilla chips
Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeño Hot Relish
Small packet of pancetta (optional)
4-6 corn tortillas (flour if preferred)
Coriander for garnish
1. Finely chop the onion, pepper & tomatoes.
2. Heat the oil in a medium pan and soften the onion and pepper. Season and put to one side.
3. If you have pancetta, cook in small pan on a medium heat, until the fat is rendered. Put to one side.
4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork.
5. Melt the butter in a medium pan, and scrambled the eggs until halfway done. Fold in the onion mixture, tomatoes and tortilla chips.
6. Sprinkle the cheddar (and pancetta) over the eggs.
7. Served immediately on warmed tortillas, with a slice of avocado, a good spoonful of Hot Relish.
8. Add a squeeze of lime and coriander to garnish.