Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Skillet Cajun Hash

I love spice in my food, as you can tell by my recipes. This meal is no different. Giving a simple potato hash a Cajun flare, makes for an easy 1 pan meal. It's full of flavor and easy to put together. Basically you cut up a bunch of veggies and stir often. Simple enough. You want to make sure the onions and peppers are super soft and the potatoes have a small bite to them. There is no need to boil the potatoes before hand, just make sure to dice the potatoes into bite sized pieces and the steam from covering the pan will cook them through. Serve for brunch, dinner or as the perfect late night meal (especially if you've had a couple drinks). 

If you prefer to reduce or omit the spice, the hash will still be just as tasty. Also you can add more or less veggies if you'd like. This serves 4 as a side dish or 2 as a meal. This recipe can easily be doubled or halved. 

Skillet Cajun Hash

Cook Time: <30 mins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 (1/2 cup) servings or 2 very hungry adults 

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4lb red potatoes, diced (don't peel)
  • 1/2 a large onion, diced
  • 1/2 a large bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 

Add the diced potatoes and let cook for about 3 minutes. Begin dicing your onions and peppers, then add to skillet. Stir well and add the remaining ingredients. 

Cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Once the hash has gotten some color, turn down the heat to low and cover for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked to your desired consistency. Make sure to stir often, to prevent burning. 

Once the hash is cooked, check to see if it needs any more salt or seasonings. Transfer to a plate and serve warm. I love to top mine with a fried egg and a little fresh parsley. 

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