Friday, March 3, 2017
Beet Greens and Potato Hash
Martha Rose Shulman
Time About 30 minutes
Yield Serves four to six
This recipe begins as if you were making hash brown potatoes, but then you add beets and their greens and end up with a much more nutritious, and decidedly pink, dish. If you have leftovers and want to do something different with them, warm and toss this hash with a vinaigrette for a delicious potato salad.
Featured in: A Medley Of Leftovers.
1 pound red boiling potatoes or baby Yukon golds, cut in small dice about 1/2 inch
1 bunch beets, roasted, peeled and cut in small dice about 1/2 inch
1 generous bunch of beet greens, stemmed and cleaned in 2 changes of water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon vinegar — sherry, red wine or Champagne (optional)
Poached eggs, if desired, for serving optional
1. Place the diced potatoes in a steamer above an inch of boiling water. Cover and steam for 10 minutes. Add the beet greens to the steamer, and steam for five minutes until wilted; turn them halfway through so they cook evenly. Turn off the heat underneath the steamer. With tongs, remove the greens to a bowl, and rinse them with cold water. Drain, squeeze out excess water and chop. Set the potatoes aside.
2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy nonstick skillet. Add the potatoes, turn the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring from time to time, until the potatoes are lightly browned, about five minutes. Stir in the garlic, beets, greens, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for another five minutes, pressing the mixture down into the pan so the edges brown. Taste, and adjust salt and pepper. Stir in the vinegar if using. Serve, topped with a poached egg if desired.
Advance preparation: This will keep for three or four days in the refrigerator, and it reheats well.
Nutritional information per serving (four servings)
221 calories; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 5 grams monounsaturated fat; 36 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams dietary fiber; 295 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 6 grams protein
Nutritional information per serving (sox servings)
147 calories; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 24 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 197 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 4 grams protein
Nutritional information per poached egg
71 calories; 2 grams saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 2 grams monounsaturated fat; 186 milligrams cholesterol; 81 milligrams sodium; 6 grams protein