Curry Potato Hash and Fried Eggs

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.

Curry Potato Hash and Fried Eggs potatoes Potato eggs Egg December Curry

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:

  1. 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.
  2. A quick soak in cold-salted water will help remove starch from the potatoes before you cook them.
  3. Cook the potatoes by boiling them but don’t overcook them or you’ll end up with fried mashed potatoes.
  4. 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
  • Butter
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 4 fresh eggs

Curry Potato Hash and Fried Eggs – Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Chop the onion (make the pieces about the same size as the potato).
  5. 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.
  6. Place two frying pans (or other pots) on medium-high and place oil and butter in each.
  7. 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!
  8. Fry eggs (I prefer mine sunny-side up but cook them any way you’d like).
  9. Season everything with salt and pepper to taste.

Is this your kind of breakfast?

Comments

  1. Hey, who wants a conventional breakfast when you can eat something like this? NOM.

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