Easy Chorizo and Potato Huaraches

Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Wow! I was just cleaning out my Drafts folder and found this post.  I can’t believe that I forgot to share these with you!  The recipe for these sassy little Huaraches is another one that I learned from Chef Luis at my cooking class adventure in Cozumel.  They’re super delicious and super easy to make.  Plus, you can dress them up all pretty and serve them to company.  No one would ever guess that they only take about ten minutes to prepare.

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Huaraches is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a fried masa base, with a variety of toppings.  Masa is a dough made from cornmeal and is a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine. The name huaraches is derived from the oblong shape of the masa dough, similar to the sandals of the same name.  Huaraches are usually built on a large masa base and eaten as a meal, but Chef Luis had us make small ones to serve as appetizers.  

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By the way, that is not me in the picture above.  It is one of my classmates. She claimed to be a pastry chef from Mississippi or somewhere.  I don’t know about that, but I do know that she doesn’t like to be photographed.  Don’t ask me how I know.  I just know. ‘Nuff said.

In class, we made our own masa bases for our huaraches using a tortilla press.  You can certainly do that too, except I can’t tell you how, because Chef Luis didn’t give us the recipe for them.  Sigh…  But, I’ve adapted the recipe for you using corn tortillas, which are readily available at any Latin market and most supermarkets.   If you’re fortunate enough to live near a tortilleria, a shop that sells freshly made tortillas, so much the better.

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Don’t mind the mess on my tray.  Some people were getting annoyed with me because I was taking so many pictures, and I didn’t want to take the time to move the stray bits out of the shot.  For the record, I only took 394 shots.

These huaraches are topped with a traditional mixture of spicy chorizo sausage, diced potatoes, cotija cheese and refried black beans. All of these ingredients can also  be found at your local supermarket, as can the crema used as a garnish. If, for some reason, you can’t find crema, which is the Mexican version of sour cream, just use regular sour cream or crème fraiche.  It will be just as good.

To make the topping for our huaraches, we liberated the chorizo from its casing and sautéed it with some diced potatoes.  If I make these again, I would definitely add some finely diced onion to the mix as well.  I would also heat up the refried beans a little before spreading them on the the masa bases.  Chef Luis didn’t have us do that, and I wasn’t crazy about the cold beans.   Other than that, I thought that these little huaraches were pretty darn tasty.  I think they’d be a great addition to a Mexican-themed buffet.  You could also mix in some scrambled eggs and voila!  Brunch!

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22 responses to Easy Chorizo and Potato Huaraches

  1. On July 11, 2010 at 7:15pm, Daily Spud said...

    I’m was just about to go to bed and now I’m coming over all hungry – they look superb Susan!

  2. On July 11, 2010 at 7:18pm, bellini valli said...

    I would really enjoy taking a cooking class in Mexico…on a cruise…on holiday:D These look delicious Susan:D

  3. On July 11, 2010 at 7:32pm, Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

    I have never had this dish but it sounds fabulous! I love all Mexican dishes.

  4. On July 11, 2010 at 7:40pm, Joanne said...

    This cooking class sounds like so much fun! (Except for the people who weren’t a fan of all your picture taking. They obviously were not food bloggers.)

    I love anything with refried beans. And chorizo. And cotija. Basically, I would love these.

  5. On July 11, 2010 at 7:41pm, Eliana said...

    Love all the different colors, flavors and textures in this dish. They look super delish.

  6. On July 11, 2010 at 9:56pm, Memoria said...

    My girlfriend and her daughters absolutely love to eat huaraches! I wonder if the masa is the same as the masa for corn tortillas. If so, they should be very easy to make. YUM! Thanks for sharing these photos and recipe.

  7. On July 11, 2010 at 11:12pm, Chef Dennis said...

    what a positively beautiful plate!!! I can only imagine how good that tasted!

  8. On July 12, 2010 at 2:18am, Rosa said...

    That looks delicious! I’d love such a tortilla press.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  9. On July 12, 2010 at 3:10am, Paula said...

    wow, looks really creative!

  10. On July 12, 2010 at 4:31am, Simone (junglefrog) said...

    O that looks perfectly delicious and I love the dressing on the plate!

  11. On July 12, 2010 at 12:47pm, momgateway said...

    I think this is a light, easy and beautiful recipe …perfect for my light recipes contest. Would you care to join us?

  12. On July 12, 2010 at 3:55pm, Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

    Those look so delicious! Love the pretty presentation.

    Jenn

  13. On July 12, 2010 at 5:23pm, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    I always perk up when I hear chorizo. Looks delicious to me. I was wondering what the relation was to the show when I read the blog title!

  14. On July 12, 2010 at 9:23pm, Nicole @ The Dirty Oven said...

    Lovely!!!!

  15. On July 14, 2010 at 12:14pm, Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

    What a delicious little snack!

  16. On July 14, 2010 at 3:11pm, SMITH BITES said...

    Gosh Susan ~ when I opened the post, I went, ‘wow, that’s a pretty plate!’ – and that was even before I read the recipe which is mighty fine! Can we say ‘POTATO’?!?!

  17. On July 14, 2010 at 8:44pm, Peter said...

    I warm to anything with Chorizo…love the sour cream drizzle as well.

  18. On July 15, 2010 at 11:08am, Nic said...

    That plate of food looks very attractive! (and tasty!)

  19. On July 16, 2010 at 12:58pm, Jack said...

    What a beautiful dish! Be sure to leave restaurant reviews at http://tinyurl.com/26okadh !!

  20. On September 12, 2010 at 1:40pm, deeelishbymish said...

    Your plate presentation is amazing. I have never eaten this dish but your photo makes me want to make it asap! I look forward to looking at your other posts, I’m so glad I found your blog.

  21. On June 29, 2011 at 10:49pm, Chanda Stehlik said...

    OMGoodness, these look sooo good! I’m so excited that you got to take a cooking class in Cozumel! What fun!

  22. On February 12, 2012 at 4:56pm, Kathy said...

    My daughter and I took a cruise for her 21st birthday. We took Chef Luis’ class in Cozumel, too, but I misplaced the recipes. I am so glad you posted this!

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