Quick Pastrami Hash & Eggs

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Quick Pastrami Hash & Eggs

When we’re in a hurry, we love to have breakfast for dinner. Precooked diced potatoes—available in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets—help make this pastrami hash ultra-fast. (If you have leftover cooked potatoes, use about 3 cups diced cooked potatoes instead.) Serve with rye toast and sautéed spinach.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 16- to 18-ounce package precooked diced potatoes (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch of freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 5 ounces deli pastrami, diced (about 1 generous cup)
  • 4 large eggs

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add potatoes, onion, bell pepper, paprika and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then spread in an even layer in the pan and cook, undisturbed, for 3 minutes. Stir in pastrami, spread back into an even layer and cook undisturbed again until a crust starts to form on the bottom, about 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
  2. Just after you add the pastrami to the hash, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Crack each egg into a small bowl and slip them, one at a time, into the skillet, taking care not to break the yolks. Season with the remaining pinch of salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes for soft-set yolks.
  3. Divide the hash among 4 plates and top each serving with an egg.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 307
fat 14 g (4 g sat, 8 g mono)
cholesterol 210 mg
carbohydrates 29 g
protein 17 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 611 mg
potassium 638 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (58% daily value), Zinc (19% dv), Potassium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 2

Exchanges 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat

From EatingWell September/October 2011