Bean and potato hash with fried egg recipe

Bean and potato hash with egg
You'll be flavour of the month with your veggie friends when you knock up this flavoursome and easy to make potato dish.

Serves 4

Ready in 35 minutes


  • 450g floury potatoes, cubed
  • 420g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 50g vegetarian Pecorino cheese, grated
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


How to make bean and potato hash with egg

1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until just cooked through. Drain well and set aside.

2. In a bowl, roughly mash the butter beans with the back of a fork. Tip in the cooked potato, lentils, onion and spices and roughly mash together. Add 1 beaten egg and the Pecorino. Season. Mix together using lightly floured hands, and shape into 4 large patties.

3. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the patties to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until the underside is set and golden. Carefully flip over and cook for another 5 minutes until golden. Transfer to 4 plates and keep warm.

4. Heat the remaining olive oil in the pan. Crack in the remaining eggs and fry until the white is set and the yolk is hot but still runny. Top each patty with a fried egg and season. Serve with wild rocket leaves. This dish is fantastic with a splash of Tabasco sauce.

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Drink note

This isn't a wine-friendly dish, but it works well with a good refreshing draught of English ale - or a cup of tea.


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Nutritional Information

Per serving:
19g fat (6g saturated)
28g protein
43g carbs
3g sugar
1.3g salt

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Contributed by delicious. magazine

Contributed by delicious. magazine

Friday 30 November 2007
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