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Migas with Chorizo and Garlic

Migas with Chorizo and Garlic - What is Migas? “Migas” means “crumbs” and bread crumbs or pieces of bread are the main ingredient for this recipe.

This is a classic Spanish dish and is essentially dry breadcrumbs torn up and fried in a variety of combinations such as chorizo or bacon. This was traditionally a breakfast meal but is now also served for lunch or dinner in many restaurants.


7 oz/200g Spanish chorizo sausage - Find out all about Chorozo here

4 slices of bread, stale country bread works the best (thick slices)  Tip - The best bread to make this dish with is a rustic, crusty bread that is at least 2 days old.

1-2 tablespoons of Spanish extra virgin olive oil for pan frying

3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped

2 tablespoons parsley, fresh and chopped

2 teaspoons Spanish sweet paprika

Migas with Chorozo and Garlic


Cut the chorizo sausage into 1/2 inch/1 cm thick slices.

Cut the bread, with its crust still on, into 1/2inch /1 cm cubes. Add enough olive oil to generously cover the bottom of a large, heavy-bottom pan.

Heat the oil, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or just until lightly browned.

Add the chorizo slices and cook them for 2-3 minutes until browned. Add the Spanish sweet paprika and mix well.

Add the bread cubes to the pan  and fry, continuously stirring, cook until golden brown and crisp.

Turn the pan fried bread and chorizo into a serving bowl and add the chopped parsley. Toss together.

Serve warm.

Serve the dish as a tapas or with this  fried peppers, tomatoes, eggs and cheese. 

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