I wanted a hot and tasty breakfast when I woke up this morning. Something filling, but not heavy. I had a few potatoes that needed to be eaten so I thought a hash was in order.
I got another organic vegetable box delivered the other day so I decided to add some veggies for more nutrition. The box came with two giant leeks. I think leeks are a seriously underrated food. They have the texture of a very soft celery mixed with a shallot. The flavor is like a mid onion and garlic. They are high in vitamin K and vitamin A. Like their cousin garlic, it also helps support the cardiovascular system. I love leeks because they provide that garlic/onion flavor, but with a bit more crunch.
This recipe makes one large serving (that is surprising low in calories!).
Potato and Leek Hash
1 medium russet potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup water
1/2 of a leek stalk (the lower, whiter part—I have a recipe for the leafy part coming up), sliced thin
1 small carrot, diced
1/2 of a broccoli stalk, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper, to taste.
Heat a skillet with a little oil (I used coconut) over medium heat.
Add the potatoes and cook until slightly golden on the outside.
Add water and cover. The steam will cook the inside of the potatoes. Stir occasionally so they do no burn.
Once the water is evaporated, remove the lid. Add all remaining veggies. Cook until the carrots and broccoli are soft, and the leeks are slightly golden.
Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
I served mine over some basic scrambled tofu with some hot sauce on top.
A healthy and easy breakfast, great way to start off my day of cleaning and laundry :-/