This favorite breakfast recipe is very popular in the Middle East.
Given the combination of two favorite ingredients.
However, this lovely meal can be eaten anytime of day.
What Dish is Eggs and Potatoes?
It is often served as breakfast but can satisfy a hungry tummy for lunch or dinner as well.
Breakfast is an important meal in the countries of the levant with so many choices and options.
Oftentimes breakfast is reminiscent of a mezze course, with lots of little dishes to choose from.
Fresh from the baker for eating all the choices of food with.
How to Make Eggs and Potatoes
Wash, peel and dice the potatoes and set aside.
Add and heat the olive oil as well.
Coat the potatoes with the fat in the pan, as much as possible.
You can use either white or red potatoes for this great recipe.
Cook the potatoes until they begin to brown.
Stir regularly to keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Cover the pan and allow it to cook until the eggs are at the temperature you desire.
Add more salt and pepper to the eggs if you choose.
Cooking times will depend on how you like your eggs to be cooked, anywhere from 2 to five or six minutes.
Whichever way you make it, it’s delicious, and you’ll look forward to your next time.
The potato is such a well loved vegetable, that in the grand scheme of things is relatively low in calories.
Included in that potato jacket is fiber, vitamin C and B6, along with manganese, phosphorus and niacin.
The trouble with potatoes is that lots of people like to deep fry them.
But the potato goes back a long way in history, first domesticated over ten thousand years ago.
Beginning in South America the potato has traveled the world and become part of almost every cuisine.
First arriving in Europe around the end of the 16th century, potatoes became a cheap food mainly eaten by the poor.
Potatoes grew in popularity for their tendency to stay fresh longer than other vegetables.
As well as the ease with which they could be grown in small plots.
The potato became the nutritional engine that drove the industrial revolution in England, cheaply fueling workers.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg has no doubt been a question since the beginning of time.
The egg has certainly been around for as long as the chicken has been around.
The nutritional benefits of the egg are tremendous.
Packed with vitamins, such as A, B5, B2, B12, B6, D, E and K, also folate, selenium, zinc and calcium.
Eggs do not adversely affect blood cholesterol in most people, and raise HDL (good) cholesterol.
The nutrient choline, used to build cell membranes, is found in large amounts in eggs.
The antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are specifically beneficial to eye health come in eggs.
Studies have shown that people who consume eggs have a lower incidence of heart disease.
Eggs are a source of high quality proteins, with all the essential amino acids.
This is as perfect a food that nature can give you, and one we often take for granted.
But if you look at the anatomy and characteristics of an egg, it is indeed amazing, I’d recommend you do.
People have eaten eggs for centuries, and used them in baking and cooking, since fire was controlled.