When I think of eating breakfast or brunch at a restaurant, the first thing that pops to mind is hash browns (well, right after a rip-roaring Bloody Mary). Golden brown, slightly crispy potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to scrambled eggs or omelets. However, much to the despair of my complaining jeans, they are typically loaded with oil and are far from healthy. Have I got the solution for you!
First of all, pull out the sweet potatoes because, really, there is nothing better than a hash made with sweet potatoes. Sweet Potato Hash with Canadian Bacon, Red Pepper and Sage is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. But this hash doesn’t stop at potatoes.
What if I told you that there is a food that not only tastes good and is easy to prepare, but also boasts some impressive nutritional stats: 87 calories; 16 grams of dietary fiber; 6 grams of protein and healthy doses of Vitamins A, C, E and K; calcium; iron; and potassium? Pretty impressive. That’s all in one head of endive.
“Endive”…sounds kind of fancy, right? To be honest, this versatile veggie is no more difficult to prepare than a carrot. Either slice up the leaves crosswise or keep them whole and fill them with any type of tasty filling that suits your fancy.
And look at how pretty they are. That’s what I call a beautiful Valentine’s bouquet. Thank you, Discover Endive! (To learn more about endive, be sure to follow Discover Endive on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.)
In this recipe, I sautéed sliced endive with boiled sweet and russet potatoes until the potatoes started to turn brown. And then comes the real kicker – a creamy sauce made of low-fat buttermilk and sriracha sauce (found in most supermarkets). One serving adds up to a mere 178 calories and 3.8 grams of fat. Now that’s the way to do hash!
In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and salt until combined.
Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Stir in cooked sweet and russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the endive and green onions and cook until the potatoes are starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in the cilantro. Divide between 6 plates and drizzle with sriracha buttermilk sauce.
Other recipes using endive:
Cookin’ Canuck’s French Onion & Endive Soup with Pancetta
Cookin’ Canuck’s Endive Spears Stuffed with Teriyaki Turkey, Edamame & Baby Corn
Healthy Green Kitchen’s Chicken, Endive & Root Vegetable Soup with Endive Parsley Pesto
La Fujimama’s Endive Cashew Slaw
All Day I Dream About Food’s Turkey Taco Endive Boats
Bell’alimento’s Creamy Butterfly Pasta with Endive
Sweet Potato & Endive Hash Recipe with Sriracha Buttermilk Sauce
|Serving Size||¾ cups hash + 1 tbsp (approximately) sauce|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 177kcal Calories from fat 39|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
- 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, well-shaken
- 1 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp sriracha sauce (or more if you like it hot)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 3/4 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 heads endive, thinly slice crosswise
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup minced cilantro
- In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and salt until combined.
- Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
- Stir in the cooked sweet and russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add the endive and green onions and cook until the potatoes are starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in the cilantro. Divide between 6 plates and drizzle with sriracha buttermilk sauce.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Discover Endive as part of their OnDiva program.