Chorizo and Potatoes

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Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with a bit of chorizo in it?  I love that rich, spicy flavour and the way it imparts its sunny personality into other ingredients.   Chorizo has great shelf life and is fantastic to have in the fridge for those inevitable moments when you have empty beaks to feed and the cupboard is bare.

This is one of my children’s favourites, unbelievably quick and only uses 5 ingredients.  If you don’t have any potatoes, make Chorizo and Beans (365 things to eat, June 2013) or for a more summery feel, Chorizo, Tomatoes and Green Beans (September 2013).

Chorizo and Potatoes

 

Chorizo with Potatoes

I use the Goikoa Spanish chorizo which I buy in Waitrose, it comes in a 260g horseshoe but any other cooking chorizo would be fine too.

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 ‘horseshoe’ Chorizo

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

4 medium new/waxy potoates

Small tin chopped tomatoes, approx 227g

Small handful parsley, chopped

Heat the oil in a pan over a low heat, slice the chorizo and add it to the pan.  Meanwhile slice the potatoes and cook until tender then drain.  When the chorizo is beginning to colour on both sides, add the garlic and cook for a minute followed by the tomatoes.  Let this simmer for 3-4 minutes then put the drained potatoes into the pan, turn them so they are coated with the tomato sauce, finally sprinkle over the parsley.  This serves 2 but is easily doubled, just use the whole horseshoe of chorizo and a normal 400g tin of tomatoes.

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6 Responses to Chorizo and Potatoes

  1. Sam Taylor says:

    This looks wonderful Anna. I never seem to find good chorizo at my local. This dish has inspired me to make a greater effort to find one.

    • Anna says:

      I hope you can find some, we had some in a paella last night and I’m going to fry some tiny cubes to have with asparagus later – we do eat a little of it often!

  2. Looks delicious, I love this sort of robust, rustic Spanish food. Making me wish our home-made chorizo hadn’t run out.

  3. Chorizo is a seriously big pantry staple of mine and you are right – everything tastes better with it in.

    • Anna says:

      It does doesn’t it! I’m going to fry some little cubes of chorizo to go with asparagus today!

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