Portuguese food

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo

This is the type of food I enjoy cooking when I'm feeling lazy.
I made this for dinner one night when I didn't feel like cooking. It so easy to make, 10 minutes tops.
Portuguese always have chorizo at hand it's a staple for any Portuguese kitchen.
You can make this for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tab olive oil
  • pinch salt & pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 100g chorizo
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tab chopped parsley, reserving some to garnish at the end
Crack the eggs into a bowl adding the milk, parsley, salt & pepper.
Heat a pan on medium heat adding the olive oil, then fry the onions & chorizo for 3 min till slightly brown, then add the garlic, cooking till the onions are soft.
Turn the heat up to high & then pour the egg mixture into the pan & stirring the eggs with a wooden spoon till the egg is cooked.
Sprinkle a bit of parsley on top of the cooked eggs.
I served the eggs with an olive & onion bread
Serves 2 people 


belnboo said...

Looks like a delicious meal. Something you'd get at the local cafe.

mara said...

Thanks for this -- I found it while looking for Portuguese recipes. I'm brushing up on my Portuguese cooking while I study Portuguese (online at Babbel.com (http://www.babbel.com)). I find it rewarding to learn the cuisine and language in tandem...

Portuguese kitchen said...

Hi Belnboo
It was delicious, thanks for the compliment.

Hi Mara
Welcome (Bem Vindo), I hope you enjoy the recipes.Their straight out of my kitchen. I agree, it does help learning the cuisine of a country when your trying to learn its language.

Roland said...

Looks good, & easy which I like

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a great combo! We have scrambledeggs for dinner when I don't have time to cook and adding chorizo is a really nice idea! :D

Portuguese kitchen said...

Hi Roland, thanks, it is so easy.

Hi Lorraine
Adding chorizo is a great way to spice up a meal.