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Old 01-05-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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TNT Potato and Chorizo Omelette

I made this Sunday Potato And Chorizo Omelette Recipe | Food | Channel4.com

....and keeping with tradition, I did modify a couple things.

For one, there should be a law that all omelettes have to have cheese. I added a shredded blend from Sargento, but I think something with more "bite" like Gruyere would hold up against the chorizo better. I chopped the rosemary and added it straight to the egg/cream mixture, par cooked the chorizo then sliced, used new red potatoes and slightly softened the shallot in a pan first. Only tip I can add is to cut the potato and chorizo into 1/4" dice. The pieces I made were a little too big to fold easily, but somehow I managed to do it. lol Since the potato would be smaller, you may be able to completely cook them right in a skillet without boiling first. The parsley sauce was awesome with the other flavors.

Any other ideas for a cheese? I might make them for dinner tomorrow.

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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I'm not fond of omlettes, Jeekinz. I like my eggs fluffy, soft, scrambled.
But I do make a fry of chorizo, onions and potatoes and eggs on the side. Never thought to add a cheese.
Maybe oaxaca, or just grate some cotija on top, at the end.

This may have to be one of my dinners this week. I haven't had it in a while. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Manchego? Goat cheese?

Take a PICTURE?????

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #4
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Hmm...good ideas so far. It will probobly boil down to what my store carries. lol

Sorry Lee, no pics this time. I'll try though. ha
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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I haven't had chorizo in a while, I may try this this week. Thanks
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Yum. I think cotija on top or manchego inside would be really good. I made fried potatoes with chorizo for brunch for six of us on Sunday - parboiled the potatoes first, then fried them in a mix of butter and corn oil. I cooked the sliced chorizo separately, then drained it and folded it in. I served the potatoes with Chile-cheese squares (recipe follows) and home-made cinnamon rolls, strawberry limonada and mango juice. Got good reviews.

Chile-Cheese Squares

10 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup diced chiles (I used mostly poblanos and a few serranos)
3 cups shredded cheese (I used a mixture of cheddar and Oaxaca)

Beat together eggs, butter, flour, and baking powder. (I beat them for a few minutes)
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Pour into well-greased 13x9-inch pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Cut into squares. Can be served hot or cold.
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Dang Jeeks, I can't wait til my kids are bigger and I can actually play in my kitchen without it needing to be a cookie for the kids to eat it!!!!

Until then, keep it up, I am cooking AWESOME stuff vicariously through you!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #8
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wow, thanks Jeeks and Karen for the great recipe ideas. These sound wonderful.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:51 PM   #9
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I got some chorizo a while back and have not figured out what to do with it yet. Yet another ingredient that I have not tried or cooked!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:08 AM   #10
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Oh, sattie, chorizo is heavenly stuff. Use it like you would any sausage...serve it with eggs, fry it with potatoes, slice it up and add it to rice, put it in a taco or a quesadilla...there are endless ways to use it. When we were eating our chorizo and potatoes on Sunday, I remarked to DH, "Chorizo is another good reason to move to Mexico!" We have so many types of chorizo here and we love it.
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