I went to a restaurant in Zaragoza called La Migueria that specializes in a dish called migas; it’s a Spanish dish that consists of seasoned breadcrumbs that are fried around with ham or bacon, and served with meat. In this case, it came with chorizo sausage.
It’s an odd dish; you look at the picture above and you think, oh, there must be something below those crispy breadcrumbs. Well:
- No, there’s nothing under there but more breadcrumbs.
- They’re not crispy. Not even a little bit.
It tasted like they took plain white bread, ran it through a blender, mixed in some tough little pieces of meat, then dumped the whole thing into a bowl and plopped a sausage on top. If it was seasoned with anything, you couldn’t tell. So I can safely say that I’m thoroughly confused by the appeal of this dish, but then I strongly suspect it just wasn’t prepared very well.
The chorizo was fantastic, though, so there’s that at least.