Migas is a dish traditionally made from stale bread and other ingredients in Spanish and Portuguese cuisines as a way for shepherds to use leftover bread and meat while on long trips.
The word “migas” translates to “crumbs” in English, which refers to the small pieces of bread that are the primary ingredient in the dish.
In its simplest version, Migas consists of frying the pieces of stale bread, previously moistened in water, with garlic and olive oil until golden brown . Other ingredients such as chorizo, bacon, or peppers are often added. The mixture is stirred frequently to ensure even cooking and to prevent the bread from burning. The result is a savory, hearty dish that is a popular dish throughout Spain and can be found at fiestas and other events.
They are especially popular in the regions of Extremadura, Andalusia, Valencia and Castilla-La Mancha, where they are considered a traditional specialty.
Migas are often served as a main course, although they can also be enjoyed as a side dish or appetizer.