Friday, February 1, 2013

Potato & Chorizo Mini Quiches – One Last Super Bite for Your Super Bowl

To all of you that have been requesting mini-cupcake videos: this mini quiche recipe may be as close as I get. I’m sorry, but it’s hard for me to get excited about buttercream when I have chorizo, potato and manchego in the house. Okay, one’s a sweet treat and other is a savory snack, so it’s not a fair comparison, but on the bright side, this intro paragraph is done.

This little baked bite is very loosely based on the Spanish Tortilla, and not only is it dead simple to make, but the versatility of the technique allows this to be adapted to any occasion. From ruckus Super Bowl celebration to black tie Oscar party, these mini quiches will always be a crowd-pleaser.

I’d almost be insulted if you didn’t make changes to the ingredients to tailor this to your tastes, but I do recommend that little dab of aioli on the top. I spiked a classic, garlicky aioli with some smoked paprika and chive, and it really made these treats even more special.  I hope you give them a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 24 Mini Quiche:
4 oz Spanish chorizo sausage, small dice
2 tsp olive oil
1 russet potato, small dice
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable spray, as needed
8 large eggs, beaten with pinch of cayenne and 1/2 tsp salt
(Note: there are 10 eggs shown in the video, but it made too much, so I cut down to 8)
about 2/3 cup grated manchego or cheddar cheese

24 comments:

LoveYourFood said...

Hi Chef John,
Could you please tell me how much time and temperature do I need if I want to bake them in a regular cupcake tin?

Thank you!!!

Damiano Zerneri said...

Wonderful idea. I'll try it soon. Thanks, as usual, for the recipe and the video.

Rita said...

would asiago cheese work?

Roberto said...

A merkin joke? I haven't laughed so hard since I was in Madrid and ordered an omelet with a side order of tortillas. Yeah, the waiter gave me "that look".

Doc Simonson said...

You are really helping to make my family very happy! Thanks for sharing your wit and skills!

Chef John said...

LoveYourFood, same temp, but you'll have to check time. Maybe 5 minutes longer, but just guessing.

Chef John said...

Yes, I learn so much doing this blog, like what a "Merkin" really is! ;)

susan clancy said...

I'm salivating.

Eric Pepple said...

Wow thanks for making my stomach growl! These look incredible, thanks for sharing!

Sincerely,
Happy Valley Chow

cfrnkwolfe said...

Chef John,

Have you found anything that cayenne does not go well in? :)

Frank

OrangeMew said...

Ooo, I love the idea of serving this for a get-together so that it is flavorful and easy to whip together and bite sized so very finger friendly! I prefer savory to sweets too, so your call sounds right to me...

renegade said...

Excellent recipe. What is the @FSWS and @FTW specs posted in the videO?

Jef Willemsen said...

I didn't have any white cheddar, so I used grated parmesan to top it with... Could that be the cause of my quiches exploding midway through the baking, turning my muffin tin into one big egg coated mess?

Libby Streed said...

These look delicious; I can't wait to try them, Chef.

Chef John said...

No, cheese does not explode.

Alex Weber said...

These were awesome! I didn't have manchego cheese, but substituted a blend of gouda, edam, and moz which turned out fantastic; thank you! To whomever made the comment about exploding: mine were bubbling up from the inside, too. I found that lowering the heat a little on the second batch made a big difference.

Mavis Seow said...

hi chef, how long can you keep these quiche cooked before serving? I need to make them 6 hours before bringing it to a gathering.

Mavis Seow said...

hi chef,
i need to make these quiches 8 hours before serving. do i need to reheat in microwave before its time to serve?

Chef John said...

Sure, or in the oven.

cissy said...

Hi chef john...tried this mini quiches for a party and they were awesome! This is a fan of urs from India..I must say I ensure that every week my husband gets the privilege to taste ur recipes :-)
Many thanks enjoy:-D

Renee Gleason said...

Hi Chef...are these okay served at room temperature? Thanks!

Chef John said...

Sure!

Chef John said...

Sure!

YL said...

This recipe is so versatile!! I made mushroom quiches with them! :P