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Chorizo, Potatoes & Eggs
Mexico

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4 break  
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1 hr  
Most
A hearty and substantial scrambled egg breakfast that goes well served with a bottle of Mexican hot sauce on the side (I like Buffalo red jalapeno sauce with this). You can make it in advance right up to the point of stirring in the eggs.



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Chorizo (1)
Potatoes waxy
Onion, white
Bell Pepper
Jalapeno chili (2)  
Tomatoes
Eggs
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
--Garnish
Cilantro leaves
Onion chopped
Prep   -   (20 min)
  1. Cut CHORIZO from its casing and break into large chunks.
  2. Chop ONION medium.
  3. peel POTATOES and dice 1/2 to 3/4 inch (see Note-3).
  4. Scald TOMATOES 1 minute in boiling water, peel and cut into large dice. Mix with Potatoes.
  5. Blacken BELL PEPPER and CHILI with your propane torch. Rub off the skins under cold running water. Dice Bell Pepper fairly large, Chili quite small. Mix with Potatoes.
  6. Chop CILANTRO and more ONION for garnish. Keep separate or mix as you desire.
Run   -   (35 min)
  1. Beat EGGS lightly.
  2. Heat OIL in a spacious sauté pan or wok and fry Chorizo until lightly browned, crumbling it into smaller chunks as it fries. Remove it from the pan leaving the oil.
  3. Adjust oil. If your chorizo has exuded a lot remove all but about 2 T. If there is little add Olive Oil to make about 2 T.
  4. Fry Onions until they show a touch of color, then stir in Potato Mix. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are reasonably tender. Cover as necessary so it doesn't dry out, but the mix should end up just moist.
  5. Stir in Chorizo and then Eggs. Turn over a few times over moderate heat until eggs are set - do not overcook. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
  6. Serve garnished with Cilantro leaves and Chopped Onion.
NOTES:
  1. Chorizo:   Use a good quality, preferably "store made", not factory made out of "salivary glands and lymph nodes". Philippine hot longaniza or Mexican longaniza will do fine too. For details see our Sausages page.
  2. Chili:   One seeded Jalapeno is going to be so mild nobody below the 38th parallel would be able to detect it. Increase the dosage as your preference indicates.
  3. Peeling:   Because the vegetables will be cooked for a fairly long time you'll get a more pleasant effect by minimizing tough skins floating around. In decreasing order of importance, Tomatoes (or use canned), Bell Pepper, Chili, Potatoes.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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