Purple Hash

No, not that kind of hash. Come on, what were you thinking? I’m talking hash browns, delicious purple hash browns. Made from these lovely little purple potatoes. I love those little things. They are so cute, little itty bitty things with a punch of color. Now they don’t taste any different than any other potato, at least not to me. So don’t freak out, k.

Look at these beauties!

I had made this purple hash one weekend way before the move. I made a few other dishes too, just so you wouldn’t forget me. I made them, ate them, well took pictures first, and stored them away for you. There was no way I wasn’t going to blog a little while I sat in a hotel room without a kitchen. Without a kitchen. It’s been a week, without a kitchen, actually 2 weeks. One week here, one week before we left, and I’m itching. Like an addict, I’m itching for a fix, to cook our meals, to cook for you.

I’ve gone cold turkey, and I don’t know what will help me. I do know what doesn’t help, Pinterest and reading all the fabulous blog posts out there. I pin and my mouth waters, my mind wanders thinking when will I get to make that dish. But I pin away so I don’t lose my inspiration. So I don’t forget that little voice in my head that thinks of “recipes”. Now, don’t think I’m been ungrateful. This is a great opportunity, a blessing that we can do what we are doing. But I’m we are creatures of habit, we like our little routine. And I realize everyday how much I enjoy cooking, not the cleaning 😉

Yeah, who likes cleaning? Every time I cook and I glance over at the mess I’ve made, I wish for a little elf. I must say how happy I am that dishwashers exist. Wanna know what else I’m happy for, easy dishes. The purple hash was a fairly easy dish to make. Really, a one pot dish. You just need a grater, oil, and a frying pan. Go easy when you are grating, those teeth are sharp. I still have a little mark on my left thumb from the cut I received while grating those purple potatoes.

Purple Hash with a Fried Egg

1 lb purple potato fingerlings
1 cup of cooking oil
sour cream
fresh cilantro
Using a grater, grate the potatoes using the large whole side. I grated about 5 potatoes for 1 disc of hash browns (1 serving).

Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Add about 3 tbs of oil, place the hashed potatoes in the center of the pan and flatten into a disc. Let it cook for about 5 minutes before flipping it over. Use a spatula to flip the disc carefully.

Cook the hash for another 5 minutes. Remember, cooking time will vary. If you see that your hash is over browning then lower the heat and taste test a bit. The potatoes cook fairly quickly.

Once the hash is cooked, plate it. Then fry your eggs to your preference.

Place a dollop of sour cream on the hash, and then top with your fried egg. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro, and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.