Mexican Potato Hash with Fried Eggs
Chef Kayla Howey
Sharing another recipe in collaboration with Spice Tribe today! In June, I kicked things off with a vibrant spicy grilled shrimp salad, and so far it has been SUCH a hit! So glad you guys are loving it. Truly one of my favorite summer salads.
Spice Tribe spices always give me lots of inspiration and help to add SO much flavor to recipes without any effort. This Mexican potato hash incorporates Masa Mole, a blend of ancho, guajillo and chipotle chilies with cinnamon, allspice, garlic, onion, and oregano. All of their blends are ground fresh in small batches, so the flavors are always extremely bold and delicious.
I think the Masa Mole blend would be a great ingredient to use in an authentic Mexican dish to quickly add traditional “mole sauce” flavor, but I decided to use it in more of an everyday recipe – a crispy potato hash with summer peppers & cherry tomatoes.
mexican potato hash – the details
You’ll start things off by crisping up some thinly sliced fingerling potatoes. I like to do this right in a large skillet, giving the potatoes lots of space to become golden and crisp. These get transferred to a plate, and then you’ll build the rest of the hash. Some shallot, fresno chile peppers, poblanos, and cherry tomatoes go right on in. Cooked down until burst and caramelized.
At this point, you’ll stir in the Masa Mole blend. The spices will heat through and become extra fragrant. Finishing touches of red wine vinegar, lime juice, and fresh oregano give the mixture lots of bright flavor.
Plate this up with all the fixings – fried eggs, creamy avocado, and a lime yogurt sauce (just yogurt, lime juice, and salt combined). You can also use sour cream in place of the yogurt if that’s more your thing.
Perfect weekend breakfast to whip up or honestly I’d make this any time of day! It’s fun, fresh, full of seasonal produce, and simply so flavorful.
- olive oil
- 12 oz fingerling potatoes, sliced into ¼” rounds
- kosher salt
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 red fresno chili pepper, cored + thinly sliced
- 1 poblano pepper, cored + thinly sliced
- 6 oz cherry tomatoes
1 tsp Masa Mole spice blend
- .25 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 sprig fresh oregano
- 1 lime, halved
- 6 oz greek yogurt
- 4 fried eggs
- .5 avocado, sliced
- handful of fresh cilantro leaves
- Heat a 12” skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to generously coat the bottom. Once hot, add the potatoes. Spread them out into an even layer and cook until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Transfer the potatoes to a plate and season with a pinch of salt.
- To the skillet, add a little more olive oil, along with the shallot, red fresno chili pepper, and poblano pepper. Saute for a few minutes until slightly caramelized and tender. Add the cherry tomatoes. Continue to cook until the cherry tomatoes have burst open. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Stir in the spice blend and cook for another minute. Add the red wine vinegar, oregano, and the juice of half of the lime. Stir well and continue to cook for a minute or so to allow the vinegar to reduce.
- Stir the potatoes back in to heat through. Meanwhile, whisk together the greek yogurt, remaining lime juice, and a pinch of salt to taste.
- Serve the potato hash with 4 fried eggs on top, a few big dollops of yogurt sauce, the sliced avocado, and fresh cilantro to garnish.