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Chorizo and Eggs

Breakfast - Fried Egg with Aurelia's Spanish Chorizo

As adapted from Jose Andres cookbook - Made in Spain

Prep Time: 10 mintues | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed with the skins removed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 ounces Aurelia's Spanish Chorizo, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • crusty bread, cut into slices - I prefer a French Baguette

Directions:

1. Pour 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook, flipping occasionally, until lightly browned, about five minutes. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and discard.

2. Pour in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil, and crank the heat to medium-high. Crack one of the eggs into a small bowl. When oil just starts to smoke, tilt the skillet so that the oil pools on one side. Carefully slip the egg into the oil. Spoon some of the hot oil on top of the egg, and cook until the whites are set, but the yolk is still runny, about 30 seconds. The edges of the whites should be browned and crispy. Carefully remove egg with a slotted spoon or spatula, and transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat process with remaining eggs.

3. Pour the oil into a bowl and set aside, but do not wipe out skillet. Return the skillet to the stovetop and turn the heat to medium-high. Add the chorizo, and cook until they start to render some oil, about 30 seconds.

4. Divide the chorizo between four plates. Top each with a fried egg, add rosemary granish. Season with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with a little bit of the reserved oil. Serve with slices of crusty bread.