Saturday, May 31, 2008

Southwest Hash

Ever feel like being in the shoes of an old time cowboy? I mean like back in the days of Clint Eastwood. What on earth am I talking about, you ask? As usual, I'm being a little random, but with some relevance. I always have a vision of cowboys sitting around a campfire with a pot of beans and eating hearty food. So, what would be a fitting cowboy breakfast? Well, hash and eggs, of course!

Ok, enough of my flashback to cowboy days. Hash is a very easy dish to whip up. It combines the heartiness of potatoes with the flavors of onions and bell peppers. From there, it's really up to you whether you want to use mushrooms or not and how you want to flavor it up.



For this one, I went with my basic hash recipe which uses potatoes, bell peppers, and onions. It's flavored simply with garlic, black pepper and green chillies. Throw yourself an egg (any style you please) on top and you've got yourself a hearty and delicious breakfast. For a real treat, make some of my whole wheat biscuits to have on the side!

Ingredients:

Baby potatoes - 5-6, cut into bite sized chunks
Red onion - 1, chopped into large chunks
Bell pepper - 1/2 green, 1/2 red chopped into chunks
Green chillies - 5-6, or to taste, chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, finely chopped
Black pepper - 1 tsp, or as desired
Pepper jack cheese, grated - 1/3-1/2 cup, optional (depending on your preference)
Eggs - 4, cooked any style
Oil
Salt to taste

Method:

Heat oil in a pan. Add potatoes to the pan, cover, and cook on medium heat until the potatoes are mostly cooked. Toss in the onions, bell peppers, green chillies, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high until the veggies are a bit caramelized and are crisp-tender. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, if desired and cover to melt. Meanwhile, heat another skillet and cook the eggs any style you like. To serve, place a bit of the hash on your plate and top with the cooked egg. Serve with salsa, if desired. Enjoy!


This plate is off to Pooja for her VOW/JFI event themed bell peppers!

21 comments:

Cham said...

Beatiful Kalai, i love the egg on top. Great entry!

Maheswari said...

ohh..that plate wants me to dig in right away...Nice entry..Loved egg on top...

indosungod said...

Bulls Eye! Baby! Looks fantastic Kalai. Dip a piece of bread into that yellow. just yum.

Madhavi said...

Wonderful entry Kalai, love the egg on top, lovely recipe and the pic too!!!

Arundathi said...

nice looking hash and the egg truly seems to be waiting for the bread! :)

bhags said...

fitting entry for the event...the last pic, veggies topped with eggs is real nice

Mallugirl said...

the yolk looks so tempting to be popped and dunked into.

Cham said...

One more surprise for u Kalai, hope u like it

Sig said...

This is just my kinda breakfast, great picture Kalai!

Laavanya said...

That hash looks downright delicious.. makes for a hearty breakfast!

Uma said...

Yummy hash, Kalai! I never heard of this recipe. Looks mouth-watering.

Suganya said...

This is a quick one. Kalai, is this eligible for WBB hosted by Raaga?

homecooked said...

Wow...this looks lovely! Great entry Kalai.

Priya said...

The hash looks really yummy, I love crispy potato pieces.
The egg on top looks perfect.

bee said...

potato hash reminds me of some maamis about to fry puris to go with it. :D

kamala said...

The hash looks beautiful.Love the egg on top Kalai

Pooja said...

thats a wonderful idea. I normally don't eat eggs , but pic is tempting me to grab it :)).

Cynthia said...

That's some real high-class hash!

Sireesha said...

Yummy hash, Kalai! This recipe is new for me . Looks mouth-watering.

Sagari said...

colorfull hash kalai

Kalai said...

So glad you all enjoyed the hash! Hope you get a chance to try it out soon. :)