Curry – it’s not just for dinner any more! This probably isn’t a revelation to most reading this but we’ve recently discovered the joys of adding curry to our breakfast! I love spicy food and struggle to eat a conventional breakfast and this easy-to-make breakfast addresses both needs.
This is a savory breakfast that’s ideal for a cold day. Dana tends to slice her eggs and eat slices of eggs combined with bites of potatoes while I mash the two together to make a delightfully rich curry-egg-potato-mash-up.
There are four keys to making the potatoes work for this dish:
- Chopping them into evenly sliced bits before cooking them. This will ensure they cook evenly which is important as smaller pieces will fall apart before larger pieces cook.
- A quick soak in cold-salted water will help remove starch from the potatoes before you cook them.
- Cook the potatoes by boiling them but don’t overcook them or you’ll end up with fried mashed potatoes.
- Rapidly cooling the potatoes under tap water when they finish boiling.
Curry Potato Hash and Fried Eggs – Ingredients
Makes enough for 2 but is easily scalable
- 6-8 medium sized potatoes
- 1/2 large onion
- curry powder
- Optional: bacon or other cured meat such as pancetta
- Cooking oil
- Salt, pepper to taste
- 4 fresh eggs
Curry Potato Hash and Fried Eggs – Instructions
- Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1 cm x 1 cm, or 0.4 inches x 0.4 inches). Place the cubes into a bowl of cold, salted water as you slice.
- Once potatoes have rested in the waterbath for a minimum of 5 minutes, rinse them and add them to a large pot filled with cold salted water.
- Bring potatoes to a boil and simmer until they have cooked – they should be ready to eat but still firm. Immediately drain and cool under running cold water.
- Chop the onion (make the pieces about the same size as the potato).
- If you’re using meat, fry it before heating the second pan and moving to step 7. If you’re not, move to step 6.
- Place two frying pans (or other pots) on medium-high and place oil and butter in each.
- Fry the potatoes, add curry to taste, I use about a tablespoon but I like it hot. Taste as you go – you can always add more curry but it’s tough to take it out!
- Fry eggs (I prefer mine sunny-side up but cook them any way you’d like).
- Season everything with salt and pepper to taste.
Is this your kind of breakfast?