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Apr 10, 2009 07:05 PM

Migas, migas...where have you gone? (St. Louis)

If you don't know what migas is, well it's the kind of dish you cook up when you get home from an evening of drinking, a hockey game, and more drinking. This includes copious amounts of beer and tequila. And to top it off, the movie "Midnight Run" is just starting. "I got 2 words for you..." So you fire up a skillet and start pulling stuff out of the fridge and cupboard. What you end up with, or at least I always did, was something resembling one of my favorite breakfast dishes ever in life, which I first tried in Austin at a joint called Las Manitas (I think the spelling is ok).
Anyway, it's a study in textures, predominantloy soft with a follow through of crunch and spice and goo. Its scrambled eggs with cheese, veggies, chilies and corn tortillas. Served with a flour tortilla on the side and topped with salsa it is every drunkards dream.
It's good sober too.
And what started me on this jag? Well I'm working up an appetite for breakfast tomorrow at the Kirkwood Farmer's Market where Babalu's Shack makes migas, albeit a gringo version. Just ask Dana to add so chilies and if available, some chorizo or bacon. It is so good, and cheap, and reminds me of fun filled days in Austin. Don't wait another day. Go forth and chow. If only they had a late night place down by the Pageant?

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    1. i was about to say, there are variations, but this not just for drunks, it's a typical tex-mex breakfast dish.

      good luck finding some migas outside of la frontera-borderland.

      i love'm and i usually just make them at home. in fact i think they are essential to a big weekend breakfast.

      1. I am with you. I fell in love with migas in College Station. I once read in Sauce that the Royale on Kingshighway served them. I didn't see them on their menu, but I suspect it was a Sunday morning only item thing, as the article also mentioned the buffet of Bloody Mary fixings. Just found the link