Spiced chorizo crumbs fried with croutons, wilted lettuce and duck egg.
So simple, so easy, I shouldn’t even call this a recipe. It’s rather a procedure, a pairing of ingredients. And although they are cooked in the same pan, they’re not cooked together.
- 50g spiced chorizo crumbs
- 1 egg (duck or hen)
- 1 slice of bread, cubed
- 50g lettuce leaves, 1 small head
- 25ml olive oil
- salt & pepper
For the spiced chorizo crumbs you need nothing more than chorizo sausage, cut or better, torn apart into small pieces. Then fry in a dry pan, over a medium heat, for 2 minutes until it starts to release the paprika rich flavoured oil.
Add the cubes of bread. Any bread you like. The bread will absorb all the lovely oil, frying at the same time, getting crispy. Once done, remove from the pan. Add half the oil and the lettuce. Mix well and cook for 1 minute until the leaves start to wilt. Remove from the pan.
Cook the egg (I like duck eggs the most) to your liking, either in the same pan or a different one, and place on the top of the spiced chorizo crumbs mixed with the croutons and the wilted lettuce. Season to taste with salt and pepper, maybe, for some extra spice, hot sauce.
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