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Chourico and Potato Bites

Serves 4-6

| Prep Time: 5 mins

| Cook Time: 35 mins

| Total Time: 40 mins

You may need: Chourico Spice

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Crispy outside and tender inside, this recipe for Chouriço and potato bites will have your dinner guests raving and asking for more. Flavored with our proprietary Portuguese-style Chourico  (pronounced /sho-REET-suh/) Spice, bits of sausage, onion, and creamy Russet potatoes, then fried to perfection, every bite is full of the the smoky-savory flavors that make Portuguese Chourico sausage so popular.

Chourico, not to be confused with Spanish Chorizo, is a Portuguese sausage made from pork, spices, garlic and red wine. The primary differences between the two are that Chorizo has much more paprika (up 30% by weight!) and Chourico uses red wine and is always smoked. The Portuguese will add chourico to a wide range of recipes from rice dishes, to stews, to sandwiches to boost flavor.  We created the Chourico Spice blend to provide the traditional smokiness and full umami flavor that you expect from smoked sausage without any meat (yes, the spice is vegan!), and rounded them out with savory notes, and finished with a very mild heat. 

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion

  • 3 oz. plain sausage or ground beef

  • 1 Tbsp Piquant Post Chouriço Spice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

Notes

To prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands, lightly rinse your hands with water and keep your hands damp while forming.

Depending on your air fryer, be sure to preheat. We did not find it necessary to turn the balls half way.

Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.

Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, cook until tender, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over Med High heat. Add onions and saute 3-4 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Add sausage (or ground beef) and saute 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add Piquant Post Chouriço spice and salt. Saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. Remove mixture from heat and set aside.

Remove the skins from the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash potatoes with a fork. Add milk and onion/sausage mixture. Mix in breadcrumbs and egg.

Shape about 2 Tbsp of the mixture into balls. Place in an air fryer at 400 degrees and cook for 15 minutes. 

Alternatives & Substitutions

  • Our Chouriço Spice blend is perfect to season ground meats to develop a quintessential sausage flavor. Try seasoning ground beef or turkey for tacos or any of your favorite recipes calling for sausage or ground meat.

  • For a vegetarian options, try our Portuguese Spiced Potatoes (Batatas Com Chouriço), or Garbanzo Rinconcillo recipes.

  • Try using Chourico Spice in our hearty Portuguese Chourico Rice.

  • This traditional dish, Porco Alentejana, is a comforting dish with marinated pork and clams. 

  • Make these Chourico Sliders or Chourico Buns, using ground meat and season with our spice blend.

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Chourico and Potato Bites

Serves

4-6

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

40 mins

Piquant Post spice you’ll need: Chourico Spice

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion

  • 3 oz. plain sausage or ground beef

  • 1 Tbsp Piquant Post Chouriço Spice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, cook until tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over Med High heat. Add onions and saute 3-4 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Add sausage (or ground beef) and saute 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add Piquant Post Chouriço spice and salt. Saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. Remove mixture from heat and set aside.

  3. Remove the skins from the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash potatoes with a fork. Add milk and onion/sausage mixture. Mix in breadcrumbs and egg.

  4. Shape about 2 Tbsp of the mixture into balls. Place in an air fryer at 400 degrees and cook for 15 minutes. 

Notes

  • To prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands, lightly rinse your hands with water and keep your hands damp while forming.

  • Depending on your air fryer, be sure to preheat. We did not find it necessary to turn the balls half way.

  • Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.

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