Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two Potato Hash with Baby Kale and A Fried Egg

One thing I'm getting pretty good at is eating like a "foodie" on a tight budget. I give my mom credit for teaching me this skill. She kept the four of us kids and dad well fed even when the budget was tight. I hope to continue to post inexpensive, healthy recipes to show how you can eat healthy on a low income, and, like this recipe, it doesn't have to involve a lot of time cooking. This could easily feed a family of four because we had plenty of leftovers with just the little one and me.

The cupboards were looking bare when I created this for dinner a couple weeks ago . I've been on an egg kick lately and salivate over all the recipes floating around the internet with a soft cooked egg on top. It seems to be a foodie trend, but, hey, I'm going with it. I just need to get my small flock of laying hens in the back yard so I can have fresh eggs. Now that would be awesome!

The gooey egg yolk sinking onto the potatoes was a heavenly bite. I am going to make this again sometime, even when the cupboards are full. The great thing about this dish is it makes a healthy, low cost breakfast or dinner meal.

Two Potato Hash with Baby Kale and A Fried Egg

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • baby kale
  • 1 fried egg per person, over easy
Add just enough oil to a large skillet to evenly cover the bottom. You don't want to drown the potatoes in oil, but you do want them to "fry". Heat skillet over medium heat. Cube both potatoes and add to hot oil, stirring to evenly cook. Just before they brown, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. When onions are soft and potatoes begin to brown, add a couple handfuls of baby kale. The kale will shrink as it is cooked, so you may add more if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Immediately remove from heat to avoid overcooking the kale.

Meanwhile, in another skillet prepare eggs. Place hash onto individual serving plates and top with egg. Serve hot.