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How to Cook Chorizo & Potatoes

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Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Cook Chorizo & Potatoes
Leave the skin on for a boost of potassium in your dish.

Chorizo is a type of pork sausage that originated in Spain. Dried and smoked spicy red peppers lend heat and a reddish tint to traditional chorizo recipes. Alternate versions of chorizo exist that rely on added salt and paprika for color, and these recipes can either be spicy or sweet. Often eaten for breakfast or brunch, chorizo pairs well with potatoes to create a sauteed hash. Add some vegetables and seasonings and you will have a tasty and protein-filled meal.

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Step 1

Heat olive oil in your skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Make a slit in the casing of each piece of chorizo and squeeze into the skillet. Use a spatula to break up the chorizo into smaller pieces.

Step 3

Add the potatoes, onion and garlic.

Step 4

Sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Use your spatula to stir the potatoes and chorizo to combine.

Step 5

Put the lid on your skillet and cook for five to seven minutes.

Step 6

Flip the potatoes and chorizo using your spatula and recover with the lid.

Step 7

Continue to cook for an additional five minutes.

Step 8

Flip the chorizo and potatoes once more and cook for five to seven more minutes, or until chorizo has darkened in color and the potatoes are soft and golden brown.

Step 9

Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a serving dish, which helps reduce the amount of chorizo grease in the final product.

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