Fried potatoes

Revisiting family favourites

I’ve been revisiting recipes that have been some of my old school recipes and family favourites that were our staples when we got started as clean eaters. I first posted this recipe in 2015, at that time, the kids were fussy, vegetables had to be hidden and disguised, and there was no potential for intense flavours or spice. 

Times (thankfully) have changed, the kids have grown (like man-sized grown), and they now enjoy a wide range of foods. Things like vegetables are enjoyed, spice and chilli are consumed without complaint, and new ingredients are tried without tantrums. As the kids have grown my recipes have changes organically to meet their palates and preferences, I’ve updated this recipe because of that, but fear not, all I have done is make it a little bit better.

Fried potatoes and black coffee for breakfast
Fried potatoes and black coffee for breakfast

In a small town not so far away

One of my favourite things about living in New Zealand is the road trips we get to go on and the fantastic places we discover along the way. On our first road trip to the Coromandel, we made a pit stop in the tiny town of Thames for some breakfast. While driving up and down, we came across a great place called Café Melbourne. Tucked away down the main street, it is in this funky looking building that is old on the inside and industrial on the inside. They had great coffee, a fantastic menu and a beautiful little courtyard to sit and enjoy the sunshine. We were spoiled for choice with the menu; in the end, I ordered their Fried potatoes. I loved their fried potatoes so much I decided to I would make my own version when we got home.

Fried potatoes recipe

Fried potato ingredients
Fried potato ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 chorizo sausage diced
  • 250g sweet potatoes diced
  • 150g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 eggs, poached
  • 250g rocket
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
  • Chipotle salsa

Fried potatoes

  • Servings: 2
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Spicy sweet potatoes with perfectly poached eggs to make a perfect brunch.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 chorizo sausage diced
  • 250g sweet potatoes diced
  • 150g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 eggs, poached
  • 250g rocket
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
  • Chipotle salsa

Directions

  1. Over a medium heat melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan, add the sweet potatoes to the pan and fry them off until they soften.
  2. When the sweet potatoes start to brown on the edges add the chorizo to the pan, cook it for about 10 minutes.
  3. While the sausage is cooking off, bring a pan of water to the boil for the poached eggs, when the water is at a rolling boil turn off the heat and crack in the eggs.
  4. When the sausage and potato are cooked serve, them with the fresh Rocket leaves, tomatoes and chipotle salsa on the side, top the potato and sausage mix with the poached eggs.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 456 calories; 25 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein

Equipment

  • Frying pan x2
  • Wooden spoon
  • Slotted spoon
  • Scales
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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