Chourico & Chip Sandwich
Recipe Courtesy of www.choponionsboilwater.com
There are a few twists in this classic Portuguese fast food sandwich. Check out the recipe below for chourico & chips sandwich, including grilled bread and hot pepper rings. There aren't many recipes this easy. If there is one trick to preparing a João Grande perfectly, it's timing! Try to have everything ready at relatively the same time. Keep that in mind when you're preparing the components!
- 1-2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 package of chourico (cut into 1/4" disks)
- Frozen french fries (enough to fill the desired number of rolls and some extra for sides).
- 2-3 soft torpedo sandwich rolls (sliced like hot dog buns)
- 2 Tbs sweet butter
- 1 pimenta salgada (rinsed well and cut into slices)
- Hot pepper rings
- Tabasco or Piri-piri sauce (optional)
- Ready your fries for cooking. If you fry them (better-tasting) have your frying rig ready and hot. If you're baking them (healthier), preheat your oven. Time your fries to be ready just after the chourico and rolls are done.
- Place two large skillets over medium heat. In skillet number one, add your olive oil. When the oil begins to shimmer add the chourico and cook, stirring occasionally.
- While the chourico is cooking. Butter the inside surfaces of the rolls and place them one at a time (buttered side down) on the second skillet grill until they are well toasted. You may want to use a small plate to push them down a bit on the hot skillet surface.
- Continue cooking the chourico stirring occasionally until the edges of the chourico begin to brown or even blacken a little. Remove from heat, immediately add the french fries, pimenta salgada and hot pepper rings (to taste) and toss together well.
- Overfill the buttered and toasted rolls with the chourico, french fries and pepper mixture and serve plated with the extra french fries. Offer the Tabasco Sauce or the Piri-piri as condiments.
- Couple these with giant mugs of extra-cold beer and make some friends!