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1080 Side: Potatoes with Bacon and Chorizo

I came across this recipe from 1080 Recipes — Spain's "answer to Joy of Cooking," which was recently translated into English — and knew I had to share it with you. Partly because it looks so beautiful and partly because it involves bacon — sorry vegetarians, this one's pretty unfriendly. If you're looking for something to accompany your dinner tonight, then look no further. Get the recipe for Potatoes with Chorizo and Bacon after the jump. I guarantee you'll be drooling once you


Potatoes with chorizo and bacon

Potatoes with chorizo and bacon

Potatoes with chorizo and bacon


3 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons lard
5 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 ounces chorizo sausage, peeled and thinly sliced
3.5 ounces thickly sliced bacon, cut into 1/2" wide strips
3 1/4 pounds small potatoes, preferably new potatoes, unpeeled
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, finely chopped


  1. Melt the butter or lard with the oil in a pan or large skillet. (It needs to be big enough to hold the potatoes in a single layer.)
  2. Add the chorizo and bacon and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for a few minutes then add the potatoes.
  3. Season with salt and cook covered over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, for 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes are evenly browned.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley and garlic and stir for a few minutes more.
  5. Transfer to a warm serving dish and serve immediately.

Note: Some types of chorizo become hard with prolonged cooking. To prevent this, cook the slices with the bacon, then remove and set aside. About 10 minutes before serving, return the slices of chorizo to the pan.

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Oh my that looks awesome.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
This looks so good!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Love me some Chorizo!!! This dish looks so good, I think I am going to try it this week :)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I am so going to change my religion and get this Spanish "bible".
Food Food 8 years
thanks fashionista! india1 - the bacon quantity has been added.
INDIA1 INDIA1 8 years
Aquamarina Aquamarina 8 years
Bacon and Chorizo...yumm
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'll pass on the bacon.
fashionista119 fashionista119 8 years
Yumsugar, I just noticed you left out the Bacon Qty in the ingredients list. I looked it up in my copy and it's "3.5oz thickly sliced bacon, cut into 1/2" wide strips". :)
fashionista119 fashionista119 8 years
I work for a company that sells gourmet foods from Spain, and we have this book in our line too. It really is a beautiful book and is full of fabulous recipes! My Boss, who is from Spain, refers to it as the Bible of Authentic Spanish Cooking.
emalove emalove 8 years
These look really good!
Marci Marci 8 years
That looks fantastic! I just showed my fiance the photo and he wants that tonight. :D
refined101 refined101 8 years
Oooooh, scrumptious! But how much bacon...?
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
looks tasty :)
will205 will205 8 years
that creates a great flavor!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Bacon AND chorizo! :DROOL:
heathaD heathaD 8 years
Potatoes and bacon...two of my favorite things in the whole world. YUM!!!
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