Microwave Potato-and-Chorizo Scramble

We scrambled some spicy chorizo sausage and tangy goat cheese into a traditional Spanish tortilla to make a dish that is perfect for brunch or supper. A bit of half and half is the secret to these fluffy and tender eggs.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 medium Yukon gold potatoes (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch half moons

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

5 large eggs

1/4 cup half and half

2 scallions, greens and whites sliced

2 scallions, greens and whites sliced 

2 ounces fresh goat cheese

2 ounces Spanish chorizo, paper casings discarded, meat cut into small pieces

2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Toss the potatoes with the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a microwave-safe 9-inch pie dish. Cover completely with a piece of wax paper. Microwave on high (at 100 percent power), stirring halfway through, until the potatoes are soft and translucent, 6 minutes in an 1,100-watt oven, 9 minutes in a 700-watt oven. (When removing the wax paper, be careful to avoid the hot steam.) Pierce the potatoes in a few places with a paring knife; if it doesn't go through easily, microwave again, covered, in 30-second increments.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, half and half, scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over the potatoes, and stir. Microwave, uncovered, on high (at 100 percent power) until the edges of the eggs are set, 1 minute in an 1,100-watt oven or 2 1/2 minutes in a 700-watt oven. Stir completely to redistribute the more-cooked eggs toward the center and the less-cooked eggs near the edges. Microwave, uncovered, until most of the eggs are set, 1 minute in an 1,100-watt oven or 1 minute 45 seconds in a 700-watt oven. Dot with small pieces of goat cheese, and stir as before. Gently smooth the top of the potato-and-egg mixture (it's OK if the top is slightly uneven), and sprinkle with the chorizo. Cover with a piece of wax paper, and microwave on high (at 100 percent power) until all the eggs are set and the cheese has melted, 1 minute in an 1,100-watt oven or 2 minutes in a 700-watt oven. Let sit, covered, for 3 minutes.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve warm or at room temperature.

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