Sunday, September 16, 2012

Swiss Chard and Potato Leek Hash - Vegetarian Main Course

Pin It Now!

Everyone... Even the most avid Carnivores needs to have a vegetarian main dish in their repertoire.  Just in case that brother-in-law with an attitude stops by for a holiday meal.

I just love eggs popping up in interesting places.  These eggs are cooked in the same dish as everything else in the hash, making this a one dish meal (and after all the cooking of the snacks and side dishes, we were starting to run low on dishes).  I did cook the potatoes separate  as I had a use for the potato water

I chose to add some purple fingerling potatoes just for the extra look.  See how much fun to shop at a Farmer's Market!

And finally, I switched the Gruyere cheese with Swiss cheese.  Only reason, I found swiss (almost the same), but could not find any Gruyere.

Here's what I did...

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups sliced leek (about 2 large)
12 ounces fingerling potatoes Mixed colors, cut in half lengthwise (about 4 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, divided
4 cups thinly sliced trimmed Swiss chard (about 1 bunch)
5 large eggs
5 slices Swiss Cheese

First, I boiled the potatoes for about 15 minutes until they were soft. I Then cut into quarters, lengthwise
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan. Add leek; cook 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add garlic; cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add chard; cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the potatoes
Using a spoon, push potato mixture aside to make 4 egg-size spaces. Crack 1 egg into each space; sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon paprika over eggs.
Cover and cook 3 minutes; lay the cheese slices over the eggs
Cover and cook 2 minutes or until egg yolks are lightly set.

One more addition was cracked pepper at the end

Just as delicious as it sounds... Filled with plenty of flavors, more than hearty enough to satisfy any appetite!

Would certainly make a fine Holiday side dish, as well as a Vegetarianism dish to have sitting about... just in case!

No comments:

Post a Comment