Do you prep ahead for weekday meals? It is a great way of keeping things interesting for packed lunches and midweek suppers.
So this potato hash browns recipe is a little black dress of a dish. Quietly efficient, and capable of multitasking. A super yummy herb and spice laden mix of new potatoes and peas. Equally at home with eggs for brunch, paired with protein (or lentils if vegan) for lunch or supper. Though also a great dish in itself. Quick, easy, flavourful and low fat, this dish is vegan, dairy and gluten free too.
It is also a great way to get children used to spicy food – our three and five year olds loved it.
Feel free to use a heavier hand with the spices and chilli if you prefer things hot, and you could sub the peas for sweetcorn or chopped red pepper for a change.
Here is how we made it.
- 750g (1.5lb) new potatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- half inch cube (1cm) ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- half teaspoon turmeric
- 3/4 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- half a small green chilli
- 75g (half cup) peas
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons flat parsley
- Clean and wash the new potatoes, and boil them in a pot of salted water until cooked through.
- Cut them in half.
- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
- Peel and chop the onion finely. Tip into the frying pan and heat till the onion is lightly golden.
- In the meantime, peel and chop the garlic and ginger. Add to the frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add the cumin, turmeric and garam masala and allow the spices to warm and release their aroma for a minute or two.
- Tip the cut new potatoes and peas into the pan, stir to mix the spices through and add some chopped fresh green chilli.
- Season with salt, pepper and a little lemon juice.
- Add some chopped flat parsley. Mix half of it through whilst finishing the cooking of the dish, and scatter half over the top as you serve it.
Take a look at these batch cooking ideas from Jen too!
What are your prep ahead meal favourites? care to share ways of making weekday meals more interesting? Let us know in the comments.