Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

I’m one of those people who always leaves the best part of any meal til last – and potatoes are usually the last thing I eat. Always the best thing on the plate! (unless maybe they’re served alongside some refried beans… then it’s a toss up between the two).

Potatoes have been my favourite vegetable (…am I allowed to think of them as a vegetable?) for years and years, and I love them in absolutely any form – especially on a breakfast! There’s nothing better than a crispy bit of potato dipped into a runny egg yolk.

Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

To go with my old favourite vegetable, a new favourite – kale! Since I first tried it back in July, this superfood has quickly shot way up to my Top 10 vegetables list (which isn’t a real list, before you judge me). Kale is so easy to prepare – tear the leaves from the thick stalk, give it a quick chop, and sauté it up with plenty of garlic. It’s also got a lot more bite to it than other greens, so it’s a lot more satisfying (sorry, other greens).

I put my favourite veggies to good use in this simple but delicious breakfast hash!

Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

Since I’ve become self-employed, it’s sometimes been hard to tell the weekdays apart from the weekends. I’m sure all you other freelancers out there understand – there’s always something to be done, and it’s far too tempting to work through the weekend. Luckily I love what I do, so I actually enjoy working all weekend – but I figure I deserve to have a bit of a life (no?), so I do try to make sure that the weekend is more relaxed and set apart from the usual work days.

Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

Often this just means that on the weekend, I’ll put the telly on while I work, which is a totally rubbish way to make the weekend special. A much more exciting way is to have a bit of a lie in, then get up with just enough time left to make a special breakfast (I think 11am is the sweet spot – much later than that, and it becomes lunch). Weekdays involve cereal and toast; weekends involve eggs, potatoes, vegetables – basically anything that takes more than 3 minutes.

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Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

Kale and potato breakfast hash

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil divided
  • 400 g potatoes cut into 1cm dice
  • 1 red onion halved then sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Big bunch of curly kale chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large frying pan (use one that has a lid if possible). Add the potatoes, onion and paprika, and cook over a medium-high heat (uncovered) for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are quite crispy. Then, cover the pan with a lid or large plate, and turn the heat down a little. Continue to cook for a few more minutes until the potatoes are soft all the way through.
  • Add the kale and garlic, and cook uncovered for a few more minutes, until the kale has wilted.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1tbsp of oil in a separate pan (non-stick is best), and crack in the eggs. Fry until cooked to your liking.
  • Season the potato hash to taste, and serve topped with the fried eggs.
Course: Breakfast
Author: Becca Heyes

Kale and potato breakfast hash - perfect for a lazy Sunday morning :)

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