Thursday, July 9, 2009

Spicy Turkey & Egg Hash

I so love breakfast foods. Oh who am I kidding. I just love FOOD!

But seriously, since I have the time in the mornings I love making a hearty breakfast occasionally - especially oatmeal when the weather is cool - but eggs of any kind, any time. Okay. Sometimes muffins or some kind of sweet bread. But most often, eggs. They are a super food for sure, loaded with nutrition.

I really enjoy this hash because it's very satisfying and filling and super delicious and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. I really love the spice of the Cajun fried turkey, but I've used regular deli turkey, and ham also works really well here. You can also switch up the cheese to your favorite of course.

A very tasty start to the day, I hope you give it a try sometime!

The cast of characters: A bit of oil, a couple or three eggs, a small potato, a slice of Cajun fried turkey breast, or you can sub in any shredded leftover turkey you have, seasonings and just a tad bit of shredded cheese, if ya like.  First, rinse and scrub the potato under some running water. Then dice it up - no need to peel. You can use whatever kind of potato you like - russets are great, as are red potatoes. Did you know that a lot of the vitamin goodness and fiber is in the peel? I still can't quite convince Hubs of this fact. He won't eat the peel. Well, if it's diced up small like this, he will.

Next, chop up that Cajun fried turkey breast. If you don't have that, just substitute regular turkey or ham if ya like.

Cook the potatoes in a hot skillet over medium high heat with a bit of oil until the potatoes are tender and begin to brown. Toss in the turkey, add some salt and pepper, and stir that around to warm the turkey.

Beat the eggs together well. I used 3 eggs here. Pour those into the hot skillet with the potatoes. You'll want to turn the heat down a bit - to just under medium should do it. Let the eggs just begin to set slightly.

You don't really want to scramble the eggs, but instead sort of fold them in a bit all around, and continue folding.

Slide them out onto a plate, add cheese if you like, or not, a slice of buttered toast, and maybe some bacon - eat!

If you're in the mood for fried eggs instead, cook your potatoes alone or with the turkey, and kind of mush then down into the pan until they stick together and get real brown on the bottom. Slide out onto a plate and top with a fried egg. Yum!


Spicy Turkey & Egg Hash
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

1/2 tablespoon of canola oil
1/2 cup of scrubbed, unpeeled and chopped potato
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pinch of Cajun/Creole seasoning
1 slice of Cajun style deli turkey breast, or leftover roasted turkey, chopped
2-3 eggs
Splash of half and half
1/4 ounce of shredded cheddar, optional

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the chopped potato and cook until tender and lightly browned. Add the chopped turkey and season with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cook until turkey is heated through and lightly browned. Scoot the potato and turkey toward the center of the skillet, beat the eggs with the half and half and pour them over the potatoes in the skillet; turn the heat down to medium low. Allow eggs to set slightly, then using a spatula, fold the eggs in toward the center. Turn and continue cooking to set. Turn out onto a plate and sprinkle with a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.


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