Cast Iron

Spicy Apple-Chorizo Hash

October  1, 2015
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

This is a riff on a Mexican chorizo hash recipe I've been tinkering with for years. It's highly flexible. I always include chorizo and potatoes but the other element can change. I've done it with parsnips, avocado and even rutabaga! This time, apples get their chance. —Sippity Sup (Greg Henry)

Test Kitchen Notes

This is a stunning recipe. The apples melt in your mouth, and their mellow, almost caramel-like sweetness is a perfect match for the spicy chorizo. This is a recipe I will make time and again. The optional additions should be required: The poached egg is perfect, and the radishes add a clean note that cuts through the richness of the dish. —mitschlag

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 (about 1/2 pound) large tart, crisp apple
  • 1 (about 1/2 pound) large red potato
  • 3 tablespoons tablespoon olive oil (divided, plus more as needed)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 9 ounces raw Mexican pork chorizo
  • 1 red bell pepper (halved, seeds and ribs removed, and cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 onion (peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 medium jalapeño (halved, seeds and ribs removed, and cut into tiny dice, optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 4 to 8 soft-poached eggs (optional)
  • Halved radishes (optional)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. Cut the apple and potato into 1⁄2-inch dice. Place them into a medium bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, toss to combine. Spread apples and potatoes onto a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet, keeping them in as close to a single layer as possible. Roast in the heated oven 30 to 40 minutes until tender and beginning to brown on the edges. Toss them once or twice during roasting to ensure even cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, put a large, heavy bottom cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and add chorizo to the skillet, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring and breaking up chorizo, until lightly browned and beginning to look dry and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer chorizo to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Leave the fat in the skillet, adding extra olive oil to bring the volume of fat to about 2 tablespoons if necessary.
  4. Add the diced bell pepper, diced onion, and diced jalapeño (if using) to the skillet in which the chorizo was cooked. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in minced garlic and cook 1 minute more. Turn off the heat. Gently fold in roasted apples, potatoes, and cooked chorizo. Turn the heat to low and cook, folding gently, until the flavors come together, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with poached eggs on top (if using) and halved radishes on the side (if using).

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