Sweet Potato & Apple Hash with Hollandaise

Fork + eggs

I LOVE breakfast. Aside from it apparently being the most important meal of the day, it is also inarguably the most delicious. Hello, coffee? Hash browns? Bacon? It’s really not fair – lunch and dinner never even stood a chance.
Because I’m in work early each morning during the week, breakfast for me is usually a shake that I make in 5 five minutes and drink in my car during my drive to the office (its not as sad as it sounds – I swear).
Weekends, however, are a different story. I love waking up early, putting on a pot of coffee, and cooking. Take this hash, for example. Simple, quick but flavorful. And there’s hollandaise involved, so, you just enjoy that.

Egg - no hollandaise 2

Egg - hollandiase 2

Ingredients –

1 Apple
1 Sweet Potato
1 tbs olive oil
1 teaspoon rosemary, diced
Salt & pepper

2 egg yolks
1/4 tablespoon butter, melted
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper

2 eggs
1 splash of vinegar
Salt & pepper

Serves 2

  1. Make the hash. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and get an oven-proof skillet heating on the stove with a teaspoon of olive oil (I used a cast iron skillet). Dice the potato and apple, toss with olive oil, rosemary and salt and pepper. Brown the potatoes and apples in the skillet, and then roast them in the oven for 20 minutes until soft.
  2. Make the hollandaise. In a stainless steel bowl, whisk the egg yolks until thickened. Then, over a double broiler or saucepan with simmering water, drizzle the melted butter into the egg yolks, whisking continually while being careful not to heat the egg yolks too quickly, or they will curdle. Remove from heat, add cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, whisk together, and set aside.
  3. Make the eggs. Fill a medium saucepan with water, and add a splash of vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and stir to create a whirlpool. Then, crack an egg into the whirlpool. Let the egg cook for 4-5 minutes, and remove with a slotted spoon. Set on to paper towel to drain.
  4. Assemble the hash. Layer the potato and apple mixture first, followed by and egg and then the hollandaise sauce.
  5. Dig. In.


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