HASH BROWN OMELETTE
This is perfect for if you’re doing something like a Mary’s Mini potato cleanse/diet - or just for anytime you want to try something different for breakfast. You can keep it simple or make it fancy as hell!
Serves: 1 big mother-of-an-omelette. You could probably share it if you're feeling generous.
1 large russet potato (or 2 small-medium)
1/2 cup onions
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup Potato Cheese Sauce (optional)
First and foremost, to make this as efficiently as possible use a sandwich or panini press. A waffle iron will do as well. If all you’ve got is a frying pan it’ll totally work - it just means it’ll take longer because you can’t cook both sides at once.
Heat up whatever you’re using to cook your potatoes. We didn’t put any oil on ours, so I would try not putting any on yours. Grab a box cutter and shred ‘em up real good. Ideally it’s enough to fill a breakfast cereal size bowl. Spread the potatoes across your heater-upper-item - be careful not to burn your hands! If you’ve got your thing hot you should hear a sizzle - that’s all good - that’s the water escaping. Press it down and set a timer for 15-18 minutes. Don’t check it before 15 minutes. It’s going to be smoky and steaming - it’s totally natural. Trust.
Heat up a non-stick frying pan, and while that’s happening cut up your veggies. Once they’re ready splash some water onto the pan and toss in your veggies to water sauté them. Stir them around until they soften 5-10 minutes. In the last minute or two toss in your spinach so it can soften up a bit. If your veggies are ready before your potato then just turn the heat off and leave ‘em.
When the potato omelette is crispy on both sides grab a spatula and transfer over to a big plate. Again - we didn’t use any oil and it was totally fine. Just make sure the potato is crispy and it should come right up with a firm spatula.
If you're using it, spread the potato cheese sauce across it and then top with your veggies, and then top that with your salsa. Fold it over and TRY to SMASH IT INTO YOUR FACE. Chances are you’ll end up eating it like a knife and fork like a civilized human being, but it’s fun to try and pick up like a sandwich too.
If you’re not doing a potato cleanse you could toss some cooked beans or whatever protein you want into the middle: veggie bacon, etc… go wild!
Swap water veggies you want to put on the inside. Kale works instead of the spinach.
If you want to add spices while the veggies are cooking go for it. Toss in some hot sauce, etc…
I made one with pickles and mustard on top instead of the salsa - it was delicious.
Serve it open face if you'd like as well!
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