|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It's a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll ("chor" for chorizo y "pan" for bread)). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the grill (much like the North American hot dog). Chorípan is especially popular in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. In Chile, it's often made with the unusually shaped French bread roll called a marraqueta, and seasoned with pebre. In Argentina, it might be enjoyed with chimichurri sauce. Shoestring potatoes are a popular addition. Feel free to use one large baguette split into four pieces, or two marraquetas, each split into two pieces, or four French rolls.
Choripan is just one of the many popular street food choices in Latin America. Other favorite sandwiches include the butifarra (roast pork with onions), the Chilean chacarero (steak, peppers, and green beans), and the Uruguayan chivito (churrasco, ham, cheese, and fried egg).
4 links Mexican-style chorizo sausages
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 French bread rolls, or 1 baguette, split into 4 pieces or 2 marraquetas split into 2 pieces
1 tablespoon mayonnaise, optional
2 tablespoons spicy salsa, such as pebre or salsa criolla, optional for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Place the sausages in a skillet and add enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet to a 1/2 inch. Cook over medium heat until the water has evaporated, turning sausages once.
Remove the sausages from the skillet and slice (almost) in half lengthwise, leaving the 2 pieces attached.
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place sausages in the skillet, split open and flattened. Cook over medium heat until well browned on both sides.
Split each bread roll, spread with mayonnaise, mustard, and other desired condiments. Serve warm.
To cook sausages on a grill: First, cook the sausages whole until browned on all sides, then remove from grill and partially slice in half lengthwise. Flatten the split sausages and return them to the grill, cooking until browned on both sides and cooked through.