Greek Egg & Potato Hash - comfort food fast!

Greek Potato Hash or Mum’s Egg & Potato Hash

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 ūüėÄ

 

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.

 

Greek Egg & Potato Hash - comfort food fast!
Greek Egg & Potato Hash – comfort food fast!
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Mum's Egg & Potato Hash
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A traditional comfort food in many Greek households, but this version of Eggy Chips is made with lots of extra vegetables to help make it more filling. Also goes towards our minimum of 5-a-day!  Bring on the Veg!
Servings
1 person
Servings
1 person
Mum's Egg & Potato Hash
Print Recipe
A traditional comfort food in many Greek households, but this version of Eggy Chips is made with lots of extra vegetables to help make it more filling. Also goes towards our minimum of 5-a-day!  Bring on the Veg!
Servings
1 person
Servings
1 person
Ingredients
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. First prepare your potatoes. You can have them scrubbed, sliced like chips or cubed (anything goes, see photos). You can peel them if you prefer but I keep the skin on.
  2. Prepare a saucepan with salted boiling water and boil your potatoes until they are fork tender, but not falling apart into mush.
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  3. Drain the boiled potatoes and then either pop into a hot oven to brown (just like my oven baked wedges) or fry gently with some Olive Oil Spray, until they start to colour.
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  4. Use whatever veggies are your favourites e.g. courgettes, green peppers, mushrooms, coloured peppers, red or yellow onions, spring onions, char-grilled veg, cherry tomatoes, broccoli etc. In these photos I have used green/spring onion, green peppers, chilies and mushrooms.
  5. Add the sliced vegetables and stir occasionally until cooked to your liking. I do like a bit of crunch to my peppers and my mushrooms but you may like them cooked for longer.
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  6. When the vegeatables are done, crack the eggs over the mix, and gently fold the egg to cover the potatoes and vegetables, careful not to break up the potatoes too much. Season with salt & pepper.
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  7. Keep turning the mixture gently until the egg is cooked. Take a spatula and serve onto your plate.
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Recipe Notes

Delicious with baked beans on the side, some fried slices of halloumi*, or sandwiched between wholemeal bread slices* along with your extra veg.

 

If you don't want to use potatotoes (or are following an EESP day), another version of this is to use sliced courgettes (zucchini) instead of potatoes.

Just fry the discs until coloured and then mixed with eggs, as above. Delicious for breakfast and also as a side dish.
TIP: The bigger your pan, the crisper your potatoes/chips/courgettes will become as there is more room for the steam to escape/evaporate.

 

N.B. Any item in bold is a Healthy Extra* on the Slimming World plan, so these must be weighed or measured and not exceeded, if you want to maximise your weight loss. Eating at least one third of vegetables (superfree food) at each and every meal is also key to this plan.
Please note that I am in no way affiliated to Slimming World, nor am I a Slimming World consultant, and still believe that the best way to follow this plan is to join either online or better still with a group near you.
Sharing ideas for Vegan and Vegetarian meals especially for those following the Slimming World plan.
Georgina x

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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).

 

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