How to prepare a Pintxo of chorizo nested in potato

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

This simple Pintxo Sautéed chorizo with red wine is so simple to make and such a crowd-pleaser.


  • 4 medium sized potatoes, peeled, drained and squeezed dry

  • Salt and pepper

  • 75 g Chorizo, cut into cubes

  • 1 and 1/2 cup red wine

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Spanish Olive oil


The nests:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, toss potatoes with salt, pepper and olive oil.

  2. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Lightly grease 6 muffin tin cups with olive oil. Place 2 tablespoons potato mixture into each cup and press against bottom and up sides creating a nest.

  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the nest edges are dark golden. Cool for 10 minutes. Carefully and using a fork or small spoon remove nests and place on a wire rack.

Sautéed chorizo with red wine:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small pot and sauté the onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add the chorizo and cook 2 minutes.

  3. Add the red wine, bay leaf and black pepper.

  4. Simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.

To Serve:

Place potato nest on a platter. Add 1 tablespoon of sautéed chorizo to each nest. Serve right away.

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