Recipe of extreme crumbs

Homemade Extremadura crumbs

How to make crumbs from Extremadura step by step Preparation time1 hourCooking time30 min Number of diners: 4   Ingredients:

  • ⅕ kilogram of multi-day bread
  • 100 ml of oil, preferably extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 glass of water

Homemade migas are delicious and, just as they have been in the past, they can comfort you on a cold winter day, pairing well with olives, bacon, chorizo ​​and many other dishes. We invite you to prepare them and share their flavor with friends or family, which will keep alive this tradition that comes from the ancient shepherds of Extremadura.


Because the amount of bread is considerable, you should have a large pan handy, which allows you to work with the crumbs comfortably, preventing them from overflowing. Once you are sure of this, we move on to the recipe.

1) The first thing you have to do is chop the bread. To achieve this, you can use a razor or a knife that has a good edge. The purpose is to achieve small cubes with the bread. This will allow the dish to offer a good presentation. Also, if the cubes are the correct size, they will fry better. Once you have worked all the bread and reduced it to small pieces, we will proceed to salt it and knead it. 

2) Mix the salt in the glass of water and stir until completely dissolved. Moisten the bread with that water, distributing it evenly over all the crumbs and kneading gently. Afterwards, you will have to wait approximately half an hour, in which the bread will finish absorbing the moisture.

3)  The next step will be to prepare the oil that will flavor the bread. For this, cut the garlic in halves and reserve them for a moment. Now, pour the 100 milliliters of oil into the pan and turn on the heat. Once hot, add the garlic. The fire should be low, so that the garlic releases all its juices and aromatizes the oil.

4) When you see that the garlic is golden brown, remove it and reserve it again. Now is the time to add the bread and the pepper cut into small pieces to the pan. In this step, you must stir gently so that the bread browns and absorbs the oil.

5)  When observing that the bread begins to change color, add the garlic again. If they are very large, you should chop them into smaller pieces. 

You will have to stir so that they are integrated into the bread and, if you notice that some crumbs have been too large, you can also reduce their size with the spoon or spatula with which you are stirring. And all set, you can serve the migas with your favorite dish. 

Now, you know how Extremaduran migas are made and you can share this recipe with your family and friends.

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