Spicy eggs

Eggs cooking in the pan

This lovely dish (spicy eggs) is a firm favourite Sunday breakfast in our house. I’m not sure if it’s because it has chorizo in it, or if it’s because it legitimately allows us to have guacamole before lunchtime. Maybe it’s just down to the cheese (God I love cheese). Anyway, its easy and quick-ish to make, and it cures the worst hangover. I’ll share my guac recipe soon just in case you don’t know how to make it.

This recipe serves two adults and takes about 40 minutes to cook. Which some may feel is a long time to wait for breakfast, but we think it’s totally worth it.

What you need
Chorizo sausage chopped into bite size chunks (Tesco Finest* do a really nice regular and spicy chorizo ring I use about 1/3 to 1/2 of a regular chorizo ring)
1 white onion chopped
1 can of chopped plum tomatoes (I usually add extra chopped cherry tomatoes if we have some in)
Chillies (I prefer dried for this recipe, but can use fresh or none at all if you don’t like it too picante)
Half a teaspoon of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs (I highly recommend you use organic eggs, some things are worth paying extra for)
Handful of grated hard cheese (I use whatever is in the fridge)

How you make it
1. Heat a large base frying pan and fry off the chorizo. You can add olive oil if you really want to, but you don’t need it.

2. After 4 or 5 minutes add the onion to the pan, cook until the onion goes translucent.

3. If you’re adding cherry tomatoes and chilli you can add them at this point.

4. After another couple of minutes add the can of chopped tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Once simmering add the sugar, salt & pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes stirring regularly.

5. (This is my favourite bit) Turn the heat down, then take a large spoon and make a well in the sauce, crack the egg into the well, repeat for each egg. Then leave it to cook on the hob. This can take anything from 15 – 25 minutes, it depends how you like your eggs cooked. I like mine quite runny.

6. Throw the handful of grated cheese over during the last couple of minutes. This is optional, but I think it’s an excellent addition.

7. Spoon onto plate and serve with fresh guacamole.

Eggs with guacamole

Breakfast is served

What I love about this recipe is that you can play around with it. Leave the chorizo out if you’re a veggie, have it with peppers if you want to change it up a bit. Have it with cheese, have it without cheese. But mainly, have it with someone you love spending your Sundays with.