Kale & Potato Breakfast Hash

Kale and potato hash (click through for recipe)Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite meal of the day is? Go on. Tell me in the comments. I really would love to know. I’m also happy to share mine: breakfast.

Kale and potato hash Here’s why. I love any meal, any time. If you can’t tell, I love eating just as much (if not more) than I love cooking. But breakfast is a little bit special. Most mornings you’ll find me quickly munching down a bowl of yogurt or cereal. I also sometimes get addicted to smoothies. But most breakfast events have to be fast. I work full time, and I don’t like waking up an extra hour to make and enjoy breakfast most days.

So the times I do get to enjoy breakfast are special. It’s usually a weekend or vacation trip if I get to sit down to a leisurely brunch with someone. And the fact that it’s rare makes it all the more exciting, I think.

Also, I’m obsessed with eggs. Best protein ever. So there you have it. Let’s make something delicious and healthy for breakfast together this weekend.  

Kale for breakfastKale and Potato Breakfast Hash, serves two.

1 cup chopped kale, veins removed
1 russet potato
2 cloves garlic
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
salt + pepper
2 eggs

Scrub and rinse the potato. If you don’t enjoy eating the skin, feel free to peel it. Dice into small cubes. Work quickly, as potatoes will begin to brown as they are exposed to air, similar to apples. Cook in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium/high heat for 7-8 minutes until they are softened enough to eat. You can easily check by removing one from the pan, letting it cool slightly, then testing it (a.k.a. eating it). Depending how small you diced your potato, you may need to adjust the cook time slightly. 

Kale and potato hash Once the potatoes are softened, add another tablespoon or two of oil to the pan. Toss in the chopped kale, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and generously season everything with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes so the kale has time to soften.

Make a few eggs to go along with your hash. You can do sunny-side up, scrambled, fried, or whatever you like! I know some people love runny yolks while others strongly do not. No worries. You can do your thing here.

Kale and potato hashDivide the hash onto two plates, and top with the eggs. Enjoy alongside some hot coffee and leisurely conversation. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

Kale & Potato Breakfast Hash

Course Breakfast
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped kale veins removed
  • 1 russet potato
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more if you like it spicy
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Scrub and rinse the potato. If you don’t enjoy eating the skin, feel free to peel it. Dice into small cubes. Work quickly, as potatoes will begin to brown as they are exposed to air, similar to apples. Cook in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium/high heat for 7-8 minutes until they are softened enough to eat. You can easily check by removing one from the pan, letting it cool slightly, then testing it (a.k.a. eating it). Depending how small you diced your potato, you may need to adjust the cook time slightly. 

  2. Once the potatoes are softened, add another tablespoon or two of oil to the pan. Toss in the chopped kale, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and generously season everything with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes so the kale has time to soften.

  3. Make a few eggs to go along with your hash. You can do sunny-side up, scrambled, fried, or whatever you like! I know some people love runny yolks while others strongly do not. No worries. You can do your thing here.

  4. Divide the hash onto two plates, and top with the eggs. Enjoy alongside some hot coffee and leisurely conversation. ?

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Super delicious! I will try this at home. Very good for a healthy skin. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love this recipe because it’s so simple. Also, I really enjoy kale. Breakfast foods are really comforting. This would actually make a great lunch or dinner as well.

  • Yummy! I love kale this is a great spin on regular hash browns. Thanks for sharing.

  • Looks delicious. I love potato for breakfast anyway! 😀

    The Mad Shopper’s Dressing Room

  • This is literally making my mouth water, dear Emma!! Gonna try it with yam (no nightshades for me) the next time I do a brunch…I’ll bet it will be just as yummy as your original version!!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • As soon as I saw this I wanted to make it – I love kale, but I haven’t collected many ways to cook it. This one looks amazing!

    http://theflyingarmchair.me/

  • yum!! this sounds amazing!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • Brunch is definitely my favorite! I love the relaxed vibe that usually occurs at brunch. Plus mimosas!!! 🙂

    This looks super yummy, thanks for sharing.

  • Mine is definitely breakfast too. This looks delicious!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

  • This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out (: I love that kale was incorporated into my favorites for breakfast!

  • Nothing can beat some scrumptious pancakes! Pancakes give me immediate happiness! But I will most definitely try this awesome recipe!

  • Oh wow!! This looks incredibly tasty *drools unattractively*. Will be recreating this in the coming days that’s for sure. Good thing I haven’t done my weekly shop yet 😀

    Mo x

  • I love Saturday breakfast, they are always the best meal of the week.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

  • what a wonderful use of kale! hash can taste so dry to me so i must try kale or spinach in it!

    my favourite meal has to be dinner because it’s the meal we most manage to spend as a family and the preparation can involve all of us! <3

  • Favourite meal ha? Never thought that before.. Well, I think it’s lunch. Because there’s a main dish plus salad. I love eating salads with my dinner.

  • Breakfast is my fav meal too, and it has to include eggs! This looks awesome, will give it a try 🙂

  • Yum – this is perfect!! And using things that I already have in my pantry and fridge is wonderful too! I have been having a bit of a love affair with the humble dutch cream potato of late – it keeps popping up in a lot of my dishes so I cannot wait to try this recipe to change things up a tiny bit! 🙂

  • p.s breakfast always every time. At least 2 times a week I make time for more then vegemite on toast or oats. This is next on the list!

  • This! Kale is a favourite in our house and this is a delish, healthy easy breakfast to chuck together. Thanks Emma, looks great as per usual 🙂 I just posted a post about fancy toast 4 ways, super simple to chuck together.
    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com

  • I absolutely love potatoes and egg for breakfast! They’re my go to, so I can wait to try this unique twist! Thanks for the great idea! 🙂

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • BREAKFAST FOR LIFE! I could eat it any time of the day!! Seriously! I can’t wait to try this recipe out this weekend. Also, that blanket: gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Sounds delicious! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • This looks positively wonderful!

    I love lunch the most. I think it’s because of how much variety can be put into a lunch dish. You can get away with almost anything.

  • My favorite meal is breakfast too…my style of breakfast egg is scrambled..and these look yummy, gotta try this soon…

    xo

  • I love breakfast too, especially if it is late on a lazy day, and becomes brunch – pancakes, waffles. Or Ill be sneaky and have my lazy breakfast for dinner in the week! Lately Im all about oatmeal in the mornings.

  • Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, too! This definitely beats going out and spending money on a breakfast meal. Love the kale, too!

  • Not a big fan of eggs. But everything else about this looks amazing! It’s really making me wanna get up and make this

  • I woke up late this morning and just finished breakfast. I’m sad I didn’t see this before I ate… I have all the ingredients to make this and it looks so delicious and healthy!

  • Hmmmm…. I’m about to head back to my house for a much needed hearty lunch and I have everything to make this! Throw an egg on just about any dish and I’m sold! I just might be making this today!

    Great recipe and beautiful pictures, Emma!

    Neha @ http://nehasharmaphoto.com/blog/

  • What a nice combo! Love potato, yet kale makes it healthy. Thank you for the inspiration, will try this for dinner too:)

  • I’m totally in favour of real food for breakfast!

    Love from Germany,

    the fatcatconnection

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2014/06/what-birdy-did-recently.html

  • My favorite meal is breakfast as well! This is an extremely easy pairing. I usually add several veggies to my potato hash, but I like the simplicity of just kale. Gorgeous. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  • Ahhhh, Emma you have done it again! Hash browns are by far my favorite breakfast food. I must try these.
    Carlee
    http://thelittlesloth.blogspot.com/

  • Mmm looks delicious! I’m still newish to kale but cooked with potatoes and eggs sounds good! My favorite meal is probably dinner, that’s when I spend a lot of time cooking something nice.

  • I make something similar with sweet potatoes! My husband LOVES the runny egg on top. It gives it a little extra yum. BTW my favorite meal is most definitely BFD – breakfast for dinner. duh.

  • Breakfast is my favorite for sure too AND I have an extra kale I’ve been wondering what to do with. DONE. 🙂

  • It’s a toss up between breakfast & dinner. One of my favorites is actually eating breakfast for dinner so I’ll say both. My boyfriend and I make potato hash all the time but I’ve never thought about adding Kale. This is on the menu for tomorrow night 🙂

  • We usually have the kale substituted for spinach (our go-to leafy green), but I’m not kidding when I say we eat this 3-4 nights a week…for dinner 🙂 Breakfast is my favorite meal, too, which is why we usually end up eating “breakfast foods” for a lot of our dinners!

  • Mine is definitely breaky. Especially oatmeal (very healthy !) with strawberries & some sprinkles of chocolate. Yummy !

  • This looks delicious!

    My favorite meal is lunch, but only because I’m imagining that I’m eating at a Thai restaurant that serves soup with your lunch entree for free 🙂

  • I love kale – and I used to remove the veins too, but (especially if you cook it) it doesn’t make that much difference if you leave them in. If you’re making a large recipe with kale, it saves time. 🙂

  • Yum! I make something similar, but with sweet potatoes and spinach. Delicious!

  • I love having a special breakfast every once in a while. This one looks really good!

  • This looks so yummy! I would love to eat this not only for breakfast 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • I just bought a bunch of kale for smoothies, but I’ve been scared to try it on it’s own. I think this will be perfect! Breakfast>all other meals. 🙂

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