Green-Bean and Chilli Homefries

Friday, 20 July 2012

I woke up bright and early this morning to enjoy the start of my 3 day weekend (well, actually it was 4 days but yesterday didn't count as I didn't really do much) and thought I might treat myself to a spot of breakfast and a catch-up with my favourite glossies.

However, having trawled the internet for suitable west-end eateries, I came up flat. It seems that everywhere you go you only have option of muffins, toast, bagels, brioche- all the wheaty good-ness that alas, I can not enjoy. Feeling extremely frustrated I decided to make a little concoction of my own- a little spin on the All American favourite- Homefries!

I was on a bit of a budget so thinking of what to add to my home-fries was a somewhat easy decision. I toyed with the idea of mushrooms but the excess water that comes from cooking mushrooms put me off, then I spotted the green beans- Perfect. Here's a little step by step of how to make this easy-peasy but oh-so-filling breakfast dish.

Serves 2

I'm not really one for measurements, I'm more of a bit-of-this, bit-of-that kinda gal, but I'll give you a rough guide:

1 handfull of fresh green-beans

3 Large Potatoes

1-2 tsp Chilli powder (you could use fresh chili but the powder coats the potatoes better and gives a better texture)

2 Large Free-Range eggs

1-2 Garlic Cloves (I like a LOT of garlic)

(Optional) a handful of good mature cheddar cheese

Salt and Pepper to season

1- Pop your green-beans in a pot of boiling water and cook for a few minutes- 2-3 minutes keeps them nice and crunchy. Rinse them off with cold water to stop them from cooking further, cut them into 1/2 inch pieces and keep to one side.

2- In the meantime, peel 3 large potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch cubes. Add a few glugs of olive oil to a large frying pan and cook the potatoes on a medium heat for around 20 minutes, flipping every so often until cooked through.

3- Add the green-beans, garlic, chilli powder and salt and pepper to taste. Give it all a good mix to make sure the chilli and garlic are spread evenly.

4- Now for the good part- EGGS! Crack a couple of eggs on top of the mixture and let them cook through. (this is where you can add the cheese, who doesn't love cheese?) I have a thing about those undercooked eggs- you know when the white bit is still a bit clear? No thanks, so if you want them cooked through  take the pan off and pop it under the grill for a few minutes(keeping them on the pan you might find the underside will start to burn)

So simple, and you can play around with different ingredients. Mushrooms are definitely on my next list. Let me know if you come up with any other good combinations. Now, I'm off to try and hunt down some Xanthan Gum to make some yummy gluten- free white chocolate and peanut butter blondies- sound good? Check back soon for the recipe.

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