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Quick healthy dinner – Sweet potato hash with runny eggs

Dinner is anyways a bit of a haphazard meal at our place with all the comings and goings, no carb, low-fat, high protein and many other ideas for a healthy life floating around. After much deliberation, I have decided that dinners at our house MUST be delicious, surprising, satisfying but light. Unfortunately by the time its evening, much enthusiasm has drained and along with all the deliberated resolve. If only self restraint was one of my virtues. Alas!!

With a mind to transform into a beautiful creature of discipline, health and fabulous figure, I have now decided to be more virtuous. And since it had been precisely one day since this lofty goal has been configured, yesterday I was particularly determined to be the domestic goddess who achieves it all. Healthy but delicious. Beautiful but reserved. Intelligent but mysterious. Yep… I live through my food dreams. Wanting to put together a quick dinner that met the criteria above but emerged magically from ingredients already in the fridge, between Meryl and me, we arrived at this sweet potato and corn hash with a fried egg on top.

The happy news –  The dish certainly qualifies for unusual and despite the bacon, did prove to be light on the tummy as well.  The sweet potatoes worked well with the bacon while the chilli and lemon give the dish a good kick. The creamy yellow yolks mingles with the hash and the overall tones of smoky, sweet, spicy, fresh and creamy made for an easy fun one-bowl meal. Yumm! In fact the Punju boy reminisced about the dish while eating butter chicken today!! Now that has to be a compliment.

One down…a lifetime more to go!!

Sweet Potato Hash with egg (Serves 3)

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes – about 250 gms (washed, scrubbed, peeled and diced into .25 inch pieces)

Corn on the cob – 2

Bacon – 125 grams (diced into .25 inch squares)

Capsicum – 2 (diced as above)

Spring onions, finely chopped – .5 cup

Coriander, finely chopped – .25 cup

Chilli flakes – to taste

Lime Juice from 1 lime

Salt

Pepper

Eggs – 6

Preparation

1. Stir fry the bacon in a wok till it releases all its fat and is crisp. Add the chilli flakes and give it a couple of stirs.

2. Add the diced sweet potatoes and stir fry till tender and golden.

3. Roast the corn on the gas flame till cooked and slice the sides with a knife to get all the kernals off.

4. Throw in the capsicum  and toss on medium heat till just cooked but crunchy.

5. Switch off the fire, add the spring onions, coriander and lemon juice to taste. Toss to combine.

6. Spoon a third onto each plate and top each with 2 fried eggs, sprinkled with chili flakes. Enjoy!1

We watched Masterchef while eating this as all of us took a break from writing (Atul and Kanu from their script, Meryl from her stuff and me from the Roast Chicken post I was writing). I suddenly realised, we now have a houseful of writing going on here! Oy!!

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13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yes! Finally something about quick and easy healthy food
    recipes.

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    September 14, 2014
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    July 16, 2014
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    April 28, 2013
  4. Loved it! But you already knew that 😉

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    September 12, 2012
  5. Oooh! I’m gonna try this! But with an omelette, since I don’t like fried eggs!

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    August 29, 2012
    • Good idea! Let me know how it goes.
      I do love how the broken yolk nicely coats the hash below. What about a poached/boiled egg with a runny middle? Could you work with that?

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      August 29, 2012
      • I just don’t like runny yolks! Or yolks! The only form of egg I can eat is an omelette. But I can do the fried eggs for others… 🙂

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        August 29, 2012
  6. Sorry for the typo, I meant Reshmy and not Rashmi :))

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    August 29, 2012
    • 😀 Am just glad that you remembered. Am getting used to the Rashmi.. 30 years should be enough to get trained one would think..no?

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      August 29, 2012
      • Oh no, actually my sis-in-law’s name is Rashmi and I speak and communicate with her so often, so it came out more out of habit than anything else 🙂 I would know how irritating it gets when someone gets your name wrong… i have dealt with ‘Kavitha’ so frequently i cannot even start speaking about it.

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        August 29, 2012
  7. Hey Rashmi, This does sound to be a delectable treat! We also prefer light, healthy and delicious meals for dinner. I seem to have all the ingredients except for capsicum, so yes will try it today and let you know. Keep cooking, keep sharing!!

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    August 29, 2012
    • Awesome! I look forward to knowing how it worked for you..If you dont have the capsicum, I would say go with regular potatoes instead of the sweet variety. The capsicum helps cut the sweetness from the potatoes and the corn. I am sure the potato version will be really good, albeit not as healthy..

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      August 29, 2012

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