Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tortilla with Chorizo

Breakfast is very important to my family. We’d like to have different things with rich nutrients to start a day. Eggs are my family’s favourite, especially for my husband. He’s a big fan of eggs. Or I can say, he likes to have any dish that cooked with eggs. That’s easy for me, isn’t it? The tortilla with chorizo sausage is quick and easy to make. We’d love it served hot with a cup of tea.

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Tortilla with Chorizo (Printable recipe)

Ingredients:
  • 145 gm potatoes (Desiree potatoes preferred), peeled and diced into about 1.5cm cubes
  • 150 gm chorizo sausage, skinned and sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 10 gm butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp parsley leaves, chopped

Fried Chorizo Procedure

Method:
  1. Place the potatoes in boiling water and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Test by a sharp knife that easily poked in the potatoes. Drain well. Make sure not to over cook the potatoes, otherwise they would break into pieces and fall apart when stir fry with other ingredients later.
  2. Heat butter and half of the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, cook until translucent. Toss in chorizo and cook until releases some oil. Add garlic, potatoes, season with salt and pepper. Gently stir and combine all ingredients. Make sure not to break the potatoes because you want to keep their nice dice shapes. Cook about 3 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley. Set aside and let cool on a plate.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat the frying pan over medium heat. Add the remaining vegetable oil. Mix the cooled potato mixture in the whisked eggs. Then pour into the pan. Gently stir the egg mixture with a fork as if making an omelette.
  4. Once the eggs are half-cooked, stop stirring. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the underside of the tortilla is almost cooked. Flip over and cook the top side, until both sides are cooked the same and the middle of the tortilla is still soft. Serve hot.

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21 comments :

  1. This sounds lovely! I am a savory person @ breakfast table :)

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  2. I haven't tried chorizo before due to the pork contain. But I have seen the chicken chorizo at the natural healt food store here. I'd like giving a try, esp after seeing your pics here.

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  3. this looks good, my husband will love it.

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  4. So nicely fried and shaped, I would love have it beyond breakfast as well : ).

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  5. what a great breakfast to wake up to, your family is really lucky to enjoy such gourmet meals all the time :)

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  6. I love chorizo. The last time i had it was like a year ago!

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  7. Breakfast is important indeed but it is so hard to whip up something in the morning. The easiest I do is hard-boiled eggs - nutritious and more digestible proteins too!

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  8. Chorizo for brekkie? Why not! Send some over.

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  9. A great breakfast to start the day! Makes one feel happy and on the go!

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  10. Tortilla is my favorite breakfast :)

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  11. Breakfast is really important in our family too =) It funny because when I was younger I used to skip breakfast =O Now I can't really wake up without it...hehe. This looks like a lovely breakfast idea!

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  12. That looks super delicious! A perfect dish to kick off the morning!

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  13. It looks really delicious. I wouldn't mind having it for dinner. Might have to pick up some veggie chorizo :)

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  14. Yummie, would love to have this for a weekend breakfast...looks so yummie!

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  15. I wouldn't mind having this for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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  16. Mmm...like that. Looks very delicious. Great for breakfast. I'm sure my hubby would love that.

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  17. Your recipe looks yummy! How many tortillas do you need and when do you put it in the pan?

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  18. To Anonymous:
    When the potato mixture cools down a bit, mix with eggs, immediately you can pour it in the pan to fry. You can make as many tortillas as you like, depends on what size you love to have.

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  19. The correct name for your dish is Fritata.

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  20. To Anonymous,
    Thank you for your comment.
    This dish I cooked here is called tortilla, a Spanish cuisine, that almost looks like the frittata, but is typically thicker. Frittata is an Italian omelette, much thinner. For detailed info about these two kinds of cuisine, you might like to head over to browse the discussion on this site.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Christine. I always get problems thinking of how to spice up my breakfast routine. Anyway, you didn't state when will we put the tortilla in while cooking though. I would like to know about that. Can't wait to try this!

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