BRUNCH IDEA: CHORIZO & FETA ROSTI

IMG_5041This is a great brunch dish I like to put together when we have a large group of us over for brunch. This recipe will serve 4 but you can double it up depending on how many people you have over. You can also half this recipe and serve up in individual  vintage cooking trays like in my photos.

 I love using chorizo in my brunch recipes. I think it makes a nice change to normal British sausage meat and the paprika juices go so well with eggs! There is also plenty of nutrients in this dish from the spinach peas and carrots and the crispy potato rosti gives the dish a satisfying crunch. Serve with a big caffetiere of black coffee and dig in!

Ingredients

600 g potatoes

3 large carrots

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 a lemon

extra virgin olive oil

olive oil

100 g frozen peas

100 g baby spinach

4 large free-range eggs

50 g feta cheese

2 large chorizo sausages

IMG_5039Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Peel the potatoes and carrots, then coarsely grate them in a food processor or by hand on a box grater. Add a good pinch of salt, toss and scrunch it all together, then leave for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the mustard, a good squeeze of lemon juice, and a couple of lugs of extra virgin olive oil with a little pinch of salt and pepper in a medium bowl and put aside.

Drizzle a really good lug of olive oil into a large bowl and add a good pinch of pepper. Handful by handful, squeeze the potato and carrot mixture to get rid of the excess salty liquid, then sprinkle into the bowl. Toss in the oil and pepper until well mixed, then evenly scatter it over a large oiled baking tray (roughly 30cm x 40cm). Roast for around 35 minutes, or until golden on top and super-crispy around the edges.

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Meanwhile, blanch the peas for a minute in a large pan of boiling salted water, then scoop out, add to the bowl of dressing and pile the spinach on top. Just before your rösti is ready, with the water gently simmering, crack in the eggs, poach to your liking, then carefully remove with a slotted spoon. Serve the rösti with the eggs on top. Quickly toss the salad together to dress it and scatter in piles on the rösti, then crumble over the feta and serve. I like to whack it in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in.

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