My Ode to Austin and Trudy’s
If you’ve ever lived in Austin then you’ve been to Trudy’s.
If you’ve been to Austin then you’ve most likely been to Trudy’s.
If you’ve been in Austin and you’ve never been to Trudy’s –
1. Shame on you. 2. Go…like now.
If you’ve never been to Austin – it’s time you went.
Austin is awesome. So is Trudy’s.
I doubt I’ll ever be able to recreate Trudy’s migas to an exact T but I have found a way to get pretty close. (By the way, if you’ve had their migas and then try this recipe and find it to be a bit different…I mean, I did say pretty close).
There’s something about the combo of eggs, cheese, bell peppers, and tortilla strips that makes this dish so yummy. In fact, I even make it for dinner, which is pretty much the same time of day I used to eat this when I lived in Austin…some things never change.
By the way, the last time I made this my brother yelled out “Mamma Migas” – I thought it was funny, hence the title. If you’re ever in the mood for something that tastes a 100 times better than an omelet then stir up this recipe.
½ onion (white or red)
1 Serrano pepper or ½ bell pepper
½ cup of milk
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Shredded cheese (any kind)
3 corn tortillas
Black pepper and salt (to taste)
1. Cut corn tortillas into ¼ inch strips then cut in halves. Fry in low heat until semi-crispy. Set aside.
2. Chop onions, tomato and Serrano pepper (or bell pepper) into fine pieces. Remember, if using Serrano pepper take out all the seeds otherwise it’ll be spicy!
3. Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil in low-medium heat skillet – sauté onions and pepper.
4. Whisk eggs and milk in separate bowl – pour into skillet once onions and peppers are sautéed. Throw in tomatoes.
5. Begin to scramble eggs – stirring occasionally. Once mixture is ½ scrambled throw in ¾ of the tortilla strips and handful of cheese into mixture. Continue to scramble eggs.
6. Once it’s almost done put rest of the tortilla strips and a bit more cheese to top of the scrambled eggs (add a bit of cilantro if you’d like). Mix very lightly. (To make mixture cheesier – add Velveeta). Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking.
7. Serve with warm flour tortillas and your favorite salsa.
Makes 4 wrapped migas.
P.S. If you’re ever in need of a poet – contact me. I have other witty ones just like the one above.