Spanish Recipes: Migas

Spanish Migas

Have you got any bread left over from yesterday that you don't know what to do with? Here's a great idea: you can prepare a typical country dish, made of breadcrumbs. It's a traditional recipe found in practically all of Spain, although the recipe varies depending on the region. Perhaps it won't appeal to you... but it's truly delicious and also has a great many... calories! To help you digest it, what could go down better than a bottle of red wine?

INGREDIENTS: (for 4 people)

  • 1 loaf of stale (one-day-old) bread, with a lot of substance.
  • 100 grams of fatty bacon
  • 100 grams of chorizo or ham
  • 2 dry red peppers
  • Paprika
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 eggs

PREPARATION:

  1. Cut the bread into tiny pieces and dampen in a little water, salt and paprika. Cover the breadcrumbs with a cloth and leave to stand for 12 hours.
  2. Fry the crushed garlic and sliced peppers in 4 tablespoonfuls of oil and then drain.
  3. Fry the diced bacon in the same oil. Then lightly fry the chorizo or ham, and drain off the fat.
  4. Leave 1 tablespoonful of oil in the pan and fry the bread for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the bacon and chorizo and fry lightly until the bread is golden, stirring constantly.
  6. Garnish with the fried garlic and peppers and serve.
  7. Eat together with fried eggs.