RECIPE

Chorizo-Tortilla Tortilla

This Spanish-inspired egg dish can be served in a variety of ways. Try it with soup or a salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/3 pound cured chorizo, casings discarded and meat chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped, or 3 drained Spanish Piquillo peppers, chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper, such as Fresno, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • A handful of cilantro or flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 handfuls unsalted thin yellow or blue tortilla chips, such as Xochitl brand, lightly crushed
  • 12 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups young Manchego or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Hot sauce, to pass around the table

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 425°F.


In a 10-inch, nonstick, ovenproof skillet, heat the EVOO, two turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and lightly brown, 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, bell pepper, chili pepper, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Scatter in the cilantro or parsley and tortilla chips. Add the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine; let the eggs settle, then cook until set at the edges (some of the tortilla chips will pop up).

Transfer the tortilla to the oven and bake until cooked through, 15-18 minutes. Turn the oven to broil. Top the tortilla with the cheese and melt under the broiler. Pass the hot sauce at the table.

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