Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Morning Breakfast Hash

My husband and I have very different ideas about what makes up the most delicious breakfast. I lean towards sweet breakfasts: crepes, waffles, pancakes. If you ask my husband, he will invariably answer, "bacon and eggs". So on weekends, I usually make one sweet breakfast and one savoury one.

But let's face it, bacon and eggs get boring, and aren't particularly good for you. How do I satisfy hubby's salt tooth while making the job of cooking less tedious and more healthy? Breakfast hash.

This breakfast is awesome for the boonies cook because it's kind of like a "choose-your-own-adventure". Start with a meat (or not): bacon, ham, sausage. Add a starch: sweet potato, potato, quinoa. Mix with veggies: onions, garlic, mushrooms, green pepper. Crack an egg in the middle of it all and wait. Serve over toast, if you're so inclined.

Here are the details:

Chop up some potato or sweet potato into 1/2 inch cubes and boil for 5 to 7 minutes, until soft, but not mushy. Or use cooked quinoa. Drain.

While the potatoes are boiling, chop up your meat and fry it in a deep skillet over medium heat.

As the meat starts to crisp, add your chopped veggies and sauté until soft. Add the drained potatoes or quinoa, season with salt and pepper, and sauté a few minutes longer.

Make a few wells in the hash and crack an egg into each well. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the eggs are soft to your liking. Scoop the eggs out with a spatula and serve the hash around them, or on toast.

Bask in the glory of being an awesome breakfast cook!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy!!
    Its Gluten Free! Yeh! Have so much to share, we need to get together guys, its been way too long!