Mum’s Egg & Potato Hash
Fast food in our house when we were kids meant a sandwich. There were no takeaways or fast food burger chains, no frozen or packet convenience foods from the supermarket. Well, not until we were teenagers that is. This wasn’t because we were a super-healthy family or anything, but because there just weren’t any readily available like now.
Now I grew up in London, England and not some third world backwater with no electricity or running water, but I am wayyy past my 30’s now so ‘back in the day’, I guess tinned food was as ‘fast’ as you could go really. Oh, and good old ‘Uncle Ben’s’ rice 😀
The only takeaway or ‘fast food’ that was near us were the local Wimpy Restaurant for Burgers & Chips, and of course good old Fish & Chips. So if we wanted a special treat for lunch, Mum would make us …. you guessed it, Chips!
Eggy Chips, to be precise. After she fried some chips she would scoop them out of the hot oil into a clean frying pan and crack a few eggs on top, mixing gently as it cooked so that all the chips had a clump of cooked egg on it. We would eat it hot or at room temperature with a nice dollop of Ketchup. Sometimes we even crammed eggy chips (or potato hash as it’s properly called) between a couple of slices of bread and made into a sandwich. Ahhh!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is my souped up (veggied up, rather) version, helping to include lots more extra vegetables into our meals. I also prefer the different tastes and textures now, rather than just the potato. The kids love it too! And by using just a little olive oil spray makes this a much healthier version than my Mum’s, but just as yummy!
Gorgeous comfort food, delicious at any time of the day and it’s healthy too – but shhh! Don’t tell anyone.
The perfect meal for students, as it is very filling while using only a few cheap ingredients. Potato hash can easily be made in a microwave too, which is ideal for a one person meal. And it is also a great sandwich filling, as I remember!
Delicious for breakfast or brunch, especially if you want an alternative to bread or cereal, (saving you your Healthy Extras if you are on Slimming World).
I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
All my meal ideas include at least one third of salad/vegetables and/or fruit with it, (this is the way we at Slimming World eat less without going hungry).