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Herby Potato Hash Browns with Eggs & Mackerel

Image for Recipe - Herby Potato Hash Browns with Eggs & Mackerel
  • Time preparation 10 minutes
  • cook time 15 minutes
  • Serve Serves 4

Fresh herbs add a lovely twist to this classic breakfast dish. Hash browns make a great base for fish, as here, served topped with scrambled eggs and smoked mackerel

  • 450g potatoes (such as small– medium sized Maris Piper or Désirée), whole and unpeeled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh herbs (tarragon, dill, chives, parsley, soft thyme, whatever you have to hand), stripped from their stalks and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp sea salt, or to taste )
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Scrambled eggs, to serve (optional
  • 250g smoked mackerel, flaked into large chunks
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes, until starting to soften but still quite firm. Drain and leave to cool a little in the colander.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, grate them into a large bowl (leave the skin on, it adds flavour). Pour in the beaten egg and add the flour, herbs and salt. Stir until everything is well combined. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.

Melt the butter in a large non-stick frying pan with the vegetable oil and set over a medium heat. Once hot, add the patties (you may need to cook them in batches) and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, until golden.

Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to plates.

Serve the hash browns topped with scrambled eggs flaked mackerel, and plenty of black pepper.

Ingredients

  • 450g potatoes (such as small– medium sized Maris Piper or Désirée), whole and unpeeled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh herbs (tarragon, dill, chives, parsley, soft thyme, whatever you have to hand), stripped from their stalks and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp sea salt, or to taste )
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Scrambled eggs, to serve (optional
  • 250g smoked mackerel, flaked into large chunks
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method

Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes, until starting to soften but still quite firm. Drain and leave to cool a little in the colander.

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, grate them into a large bowl (leave the skin on, it adds flavour). Pour in the beaten egg and add the flour, herbs and salt. Stir until everything is well combined. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.

Melt the butter in a large non-stick frying pan with the vegetable oil and set over a medium heat. Once hot, add the patties (you may need to cook them in batches) and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, until golden.

Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to plates.

Serve the hash browns topped with scrambled eggs flaked mackerel, and plenty of black pepper.

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