Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two Newbies

My daughter and I were watching Food Network last week and started watching Sandra's Money Saving Meals. We both watched her make these two meals with our mouths watering and decided to try them. I thought they both were pretty awesome but my daughter on the other hand found out that she's not quite the spinach lover YET! I'll change that sooner or later, cause Mommy LOVES her spinach! However she absolutely LOVED the hash with poached egg. My baby girl is definitely an egg lover. Anything with eggs and she's all over that! Anyway, hope you all enjoy these and let me know if you give them a try!




FARMHOUSE HASH WITH POT-POACHED EGGS

* 1 tablespoon canola oil
* 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
* 1 carrot, diced
* 2 stalks celery, diced
* 2 large red potatoes, small diced
* 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage
* 1 teaspoon paprika
* 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* Salt and pepper
* 1 teaspoon white vinegar
* 4 eggs

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, sausage, paprika, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper, to taste. Saute stirring frequently, until the potatoes and carrots are tender, and the sausage is cooked through, about 12 minutes.

Bring a medium pot of water to a simmer over low heat and add the vinegar. Crack an egg into a small bowl and carefully slide it into the simmering water. Quickly repeat with remaining eggs. Using a slotted spoon, carefully corral the white of each egg around its yolk. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm, or to the desired degree of doneness, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Divide the hash among 4 serving plates and top the hash with a poached egg. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.




SPINACH AND POTATO FRITTATA

* 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 russet potato, thinly sliced
* 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
* 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
* 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
* 4 eggs
* 1 cup milk
* 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put a baking sheet into the oven to preheat.

In a large bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the canola oil with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the sliced potatoes to the bowl and toss to coat. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and add the potato slices, making sure they are all in a single layer. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 minutes.

In a skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and spinach and saute for another 2 minutes.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and remaining salt and pepper. Mix in the cheese and the onion and spinach mixture and set aside.

Spray an oven-proof skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F. Remove the potatoes from the oven and add them to the skillet. Pour in the egg mixture and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until the eggs have set, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, directly from the skillet.
***FYI- I read a couple reviews where they added some cooked, crumbled bacon which I did as well and it was very yummy!

ENJOY!!! <3 Tara

8 comments:

April Westerhold said...

This frittata looks fantastic. I don't think my kids would even touch it, though. Maybe I'll save this for a brunch.

Heidi said...

Yummy!

Mary said...

I really like the way the frittata looks. Hopefully, your daughter will grow to love spinach. Does she also cook with you?

Katy ~ said...

Sign me up for both of these! Boy would I love either (or both!) of those delicious looking recipes for breakfast. Why couldn't I be rich and have a personal cook instead of being the cook... Must be the winter doldrums talkling, grins.

Tara said...

@ April...I didn't think my kids would eat it either but they did at least try one bite!
@ Heidi...it sure was...the Hash one was definitely my fave!
@ Mary...I really hope she likes spinach too! The frittata was really as good as it looked. And ,yes she LOVES to cook with me. I don't let her help out too often cause she's super slow (her nickname is Christmas ;o)) and then she always makes a bigger mess and seems to go missing when it's time to do the cleaning! Smart girl!! HaHa
@Katy...I often think that my self Katy! I would SO love to have a personal chef! Wouldn't that be nice! Maybe my daughter will keep poking her nose in the kitchen and she'll do all the cooking one day!! Something to look forward to, Huh? ;o)

THANKS FOR READING MY POST LADIES! God Bless!!!

teresa said...

both look wonderful!

Kathy said...

Yummy, yummy! We love potatoes and eggs too!!! :O)

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